beef & mushroom burgers / arugula salad with grilled peach

beef & mushroom burgers / arugula salad with grilled peach

Contents of your meal kit:

ground beef
patty seasoning
white balsamic vin. base
blue cheese

Cookware needed: mixing bowl, outdoor grill (see note), salad bowl

Finishing steps:

  1. Cut peach in half and remove the pit. Rub a little oil on each half, set aside.
  2. Finely chop portobello. In a mixing bowl, combine mushrooms, ground beef, patty seasoning, and a generous amount of salt & pepper. Divide into equal sized patties. When forming patties, press an indentation into the center. This helps the burgers cook evenly. Season outside with additional salt & pepper if desired. (These burgers are delicate, so you may want to lightly oil the surface of the patties, or try cooking on a piece of foil.)
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. While grill heats, prepare the burger fixings. Cut pita bread in half, slice tomato, reserve a handful of arugula for the burgers, and set out the dijon for spreading on the pita.   (Feel free to include anything else you enjoy on your burgers).
  4. When grill is ready, place peaches cut-side down on one half of the grill. Cook until grill marks appear and the peach begins to soften. Meanwhile, on the other side of the grill, cook burger patties 3-6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. When finished, transfer burgers to a plate and briefly warm pita bread on the grill.
  5. Cut peaches into quarters for the salad. Pour vinaigrette base into the bottom of your salad bowl and add an equal amount of olive oil. Whisk or mix with a fork to combine.   If this looks like too much dressing, remove some before adding the arugula. Toss gently and season with salt & pepper to taste. Divide arugula between plates and top with peaches and crumbled blue cheese.
  6. Slide burger patties into the pita and top with fixings. Enjoy the arugula salad with grilled peaches on the side.

Notes: A grill pan, skillet, or your oven’s broiler can be used instead of an outdoor grill.  Cooking times may vary.