Topless Burgers

Burgers Cooking on Grill

Now that June is here it is time to start firing up the grill if you have not already. This new take on the old classic burger for your next meal is delicious and reasonably easy to make. So follow the directions below to make your own.

Topless Burgers

Time: 45 mins

Effort: Easy


1 lb. ground lean beef, veal and pork
Freshly ground pepper, salt to taste
1 large onion, sliced lengthwise
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 goat cheese log (large enough to make 4 thick slices)
1/2 cup Ketchup
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp tabasco sauce
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
4 large Portobello mushrooms, washed, stems removed
1 tsp olive oil
2 large hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls sliced into two, so you’ll have 4 pieces.
Lettuce for garnish


Make four even patties from the ground meats, season with salt & pepper. Put aside. Mix ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and Dijon. Put aside for later. Slice goat cheese into four equal rounds, place on a plate at room temperature. In a large skillet, add olive oil and onions, gently sauté until they are evenly browned (approximately 10 minutes). Heat BBQ to high and grill burgers as desired. Meanwhile grill mushrooms on both sides. When the meat is done, place a round of goat cheese on each one, close the BBQ cover and grill until cheese is slightly melted.

Place the rolls on a plate or serving platter (You’ll have two bottoms and two tops each acting as a bottom). Spread a little of the sauce on the buns. Then add a hamburger patty with the cheese, add a bit of the onions, top with a Portobello mushroom and a bit more sauce.


Used with Permission from Jump Into My Kitchen