Monday, January 30, 2017

Game Day Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms

Excitement is growing in our house for the big game.  It's always more fun when your football team is playing for the championship, isn't it?  You can bet New Englanders will be glued to their TVs and eating lots and lots of game day food.  These Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms are tasty bites, a perfect appetizer for game watching. They'd also be a great appetizer for a BBQ, but there aren't many BBQs happening in New England in January and February!

Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms-A Game Day Appetizer

Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms
Game Day Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers
These Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms taste just like mini cheeseburgers, without the buns.  The filling has all the good things I like in a cheeseburger.  I added onions, garlic, and the chopped mushroom stems with a shake or two of Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste to the ground beef.

The key with these mushrooms is not to precook the filling.  You want the burger filling to brown in the oven and develop a bit of crunch on the top.  Then you add a little bit of chopped pickle and the cheese of your choice and cook for about five more minutes until the cheese is all melty and yummy.  I like to serve them with some extra chopped pickles and chopped tomato.

You can make an assortment of cheeseburger flavors by substituting blue cheese or Swiss cheese, adding crisp bacon bits, a little jalapeno pepper...You get the idea.
Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms

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Makes approximately 16 stuffed mushrooms
Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushroom
Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushroom

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound small-medium white, whole mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • finely chopped hamburger dills
  • chopped tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
Brush away any dirt that is on the mushrooms.  Remove and chop the stems.  Heat the oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat.  Add the chopped onion and 1/2 cup of the mushroom stems.  Cook until they begin to soften, about two minutes.  Add the garlic and a little salt and pepper.  Cook for another two minutes.  Set aside to cool.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and grease a baking sheet.  In a small bowl, combine the ground beef, onion mixture and a couple of shakes of Worcestershire sauce.  Add a pinch or two of salt and pepper.

Fill each mushroom cap with the beef mixture and place on the baking sheet.  Cook on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until well-browned.  Top each mushroom with chopped pickle and the shredded cheese.  Return to the oven for three to five minutes, until the cheese has melted.  Serve hot.

I have an appetizer Pinterest board with lots of other options for Yummy bites for your game day party.  Check it out.

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Enjoy and Go Team!

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