Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

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Fire up the Grill with Dad this Father's Day
(NC) - Fire it Up! I can't think of a better way to spend time with dad on Father's Day than grilling up some Fresh Canadian Mushrooms. This fast and delicious recipe will have your dad asking for more. Sweet onions are caramelized with fresh Canadian mushrooms and served on top of thick, juicy hamburger patties. Including fresh mushrooms is a great way to add some tasty nutrients to dad's meal. One hundred grams (100 g) of fresh mushrooms counts as 1 serving of Fruits & Vegetables. Mushrooms are also low in calories, carbs and fat, they provide vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and are the only vegetable with Vitamin D. Not to mention they have no cholesterol or sodium.
So, this Father's Day help dad cook a meal that the whole family can enjoy.
Preparation Time: 10 mins. Cooking Time: 20 mins.
Dress up ready - made fresh or frozen plain patties with this yummy sweet and sour topping. It is great on cooked steak as well. For convenience make it ahead and reheat in microwave.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil 25 mL
  • 2 large onions thinly sliced (about 3 cups/750 mL)
  • 2 pkgs pre-sliced fresh Mushrooms 227 g
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 1 mL
  • 1/4 cup Water 50 mL
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 25 mL
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 15 mL
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley minced 25 mL, optional
  • 4 4oz/125g lean hamburger patties
  • 4 large hamburger buns split


  • Preheat barbecue to medium heat. In a 12' (30 cm) non-stick skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently 5-7 min or until starting to brown; add mushrooms and continue to cook and stir for another 5-7 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, salt, pepper and water; cover and simmer over low heat 10-12 minutes or until tender. Stir in vinegar and parsley, if using.
  • Meanwhile grill patties according to directions or about 5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink inside. Place a burger on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm mushroom topping, top with remaining half of bun.


Makes 4 Burgers or 2 Cups (500 mL) Topping For Steak
Spread bottom half of buns with garlic mayonnaise and top each one with a lettuce leaf, then the burger toppings of your choice. More delicious recipe ideas are available online at

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