Saturday, April 21, 2012

This has to be a first, two posts in a row where Tom actually ate with me. Don't worry, I won't have to change my blog name any time soon, he is still not going to try 90% of what I make, I just happened to get lucky picking two beef dishes. BUT I actually used bison for this meal, and he liked it. If you have not cooked with bison I highly recommend it. It has all the flavor of beef with less fat and calories. The recipe came from a Rachael Ray cookbook. recipe recipe
You will need: ingredients Some mushrooms, ground meat, arugula, blue cheese, garlic, onion, tomato, worcestershire sauce, broth, and some bread. garlic chopped
Chop up your garlic. onions and shallot chopped
Chop up your onion. I am using onion and shallot, because that is what I had! tomato sliced
Slice up your tomato. meat in the pyrex
Get your meat, onion and worcestershire together in a bowl, or a cute Pyrex dish. patties made
Combine and make into patties. These are huge, but they shrink down when you cook them. Season them with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil. blue cheese crumbled
Crumble your blue cheese if it is not already in crumble form. ready for action
Now we can cook! Get two pans on the stove, one with a little butter and olive oil. Bison patties in the pan
Get your burgers down in one, cook for five minutes on each side. mushrooms in
While those cook get your mushrooms in the pan. Don't touch them for a few minutes then give them a stir. onions and garlic in
Add in the onions and garlic and a little salt and pepper. Check those burgers! bubbling
Add in the broth or stock, bring it to a boil and let it simmer for about 2 minutes. bread toasted
Right about now you want to start toasting the bread. Stir in the cheese
Stir in the blue cheese and you are ready to get this thing on a plate! tomato and arugula down
Get some arugula and tomato down on the bread and then top with the burger and the mushroom and cheese mixture. Open Face Blue Moon Burgers with 'Shrooms
This was so fabulous. I can't even blame the dog for this blurry picture. I think I was just so hungry and wanting to eat this that I couldn't get a good photo. Trust me, it was delicious and you want to try this!


  1. There is just something about having toasty bread under beef like that - so flipping good! Hooray for two dishes the hubs likes!

  2. This looks amazing! Would love to make this soon!

  3. This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us.


  4. I have this feeling that your husband will become a little bit more adventuresome than you think! This is an awesome sounding meal!

  5. I have a feeling that your husband may end up being an adventuresome eater. This looks wonderful!

  6. Bison has a great flavor and is nice and lean too.

  7. I haven't had a chance to cook with bison yet but I will definitely give it a try!

  8. I love how it sits on top of the crusty bread... lovely!

  9. This looks great and I'm glad it was husband approved :)

  10. Two meals in a row -- is that a record? :)

    This burger looks SO good! I love bison but I've never seen any here. Lots of kangaroo and crocodile but I doubt they taste the same.

  11. I love the cheesy mushroom sauce! I know what you mean - it's so hard to take pictures and focus on photography when you are so hungry and smelling delicious food! =D

  12. This is one sexy burger!! Yummo. sorry I'm so sporadic with comments--I follow blogs by email only--yours is the only one I check in on but I forget for long stretches. Please let me know if you ever figure out how to get an email subscribe service or can do it somehow on your end.

    1. I think I figured it out, there should be a box on the blog on the lower right that allows you to enter your email address!