Last July, I entered The Mushroom Council's contest to create a "blended burger" - a burger comprised of at least 25% mushrooms in the patty. So I got to work creating a burger with all my favorite French flavors: a beef and mushroom patty flavored with sherry wine, shallots, garlic and thyme. Melty Gruyère cheese. Onions caramelized with brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and Worchestershire sauce. Garlicky aioli with punchy cornichons. A sweet brioche bun. But the best part? Make it a smashburger! 2 thin, crispy patties only take minutes to cook, especially on a Baking Steel!
Out of almost 500 entries, I was selected as one of three finalists! Each contestant had a video chat with Chris Morocco, Test Kitchen Director at Bon Appétit, who made each of the three burgers based on our recipes. He tasted them and selected a winner! Talking to Chris and watching him make and eat MY burger was such an unbelievable experience! And although I did not win the contest, I am forever grateful for this unique experience, and for this delicious burger! You can do this!
Do you want to see the video and find out who the winner was??? Video is about 10 minutes and I'm the last contestant! https://www.bonappetit.com/video/watch/blended-burger-contest-winner-announcement