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Classic Mushroom Sandwich Topping
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Classic Mushroom Sandwich Topping

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes or less

I have noticed several burger recipes on here lately. My favorite topper for burgers is mushrooms. Here's alittle info on them and then the recipe.

Mushrooms are low calorie, cholesteral and fat free and have a sugnificant amount of vitamins such as Vitamin D, Biotin(Vitamin B7), Niacin (VitaminB3), Pantothenic Acid(Vitamin B5), and riboflavin(Vitamin B2) and also has traces of Vitamin B12 as well. Look for firm, unblemished ones without obvious moisture or mold.

Mushroom Topper Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound wild mushrooms(shiitakes, cepes, porcinis or chanterelles)
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  •  1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  •  Sea Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon fresh chives or tarragon


1. Clean mushrooms gently with a damp paper towel.

2. Heat oil over medium heat. 

3. Add mushroom, salt and pepper and toss.

4. Cook about 3 minutes and then add shallot and cook until it turns brown and is tender. 

5. Add parsley, tarragon or chives and toss.

 6. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.


Makes 4 servings for four burger toppers.

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Clare
    I absolutely love mushrooms on top of burgers too.. or using a mushroom as a burger. :) Voted! --Clare
    1. Eve Sherrill York
      Eve Sherrill York
      Aren't they the greatest though?! Thank you!
  2. No Name
    This looks fantastic and absolutely decicious - voted
    1. Eve Sherrill York
      Eve Sherrill York
      Great! Thank you!
  3. Julie Sinclair
    Julie Sinclair
    Mushroom is one of the best alternatives to meat. I adore making mushroom burgers in place of hamburgers. Voted
    1. Eve Sherrill York
      Eve Sherrill York
      Good. Thank you.
  4. Rebecca Lopez
    Oustanding and want to try this soon. I love mushrooms. Voted
    1. Eve Sherrill York
      Eve Sherrill York
      Yum! Thank you!
  5. George O Hara
    Mushroom is a great topper for hamburgers
    1. Eve Sherrill York
      Eve Sherrill York
      It sure is!
  6. LibbyTreats
    I love this recipe! I do something similar , but after the mushrooms are cooked I add a homemade sweet and sour sauce: 1/2 cup rice vinegar, 1/4 c sugar, 1/4 tsp salt heated in a small pot over high heat until sugar and salt melts. Sauce will be clear. Add a Tablespoon over mushrooms, and save the rest for later. I like your idea of using tarragon!
    1. Eve Sherrill York
      Eve Sherrill York
      That sounds good too. I will have to try it. Thanks.


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