Sirloin bourguignon burgers


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 burgers
*PLUS Cooking time: 6 minutes, Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Sirloin bourguignon burgers

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1 to 2 tbsp butter

  • 227-g pkg sliced button mushrooms

  • 1 garlic cloves, minced, or 1 tsp bottled chopped garlic

  • 1/4 cup red wine, optional

  • 500 g ground sirloin, or medium ground beef

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 3 tbsp fine dry bread crumbs

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves


  • Melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in a large frying pan, preferably non-stick, set over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms. Stir often until golden around edges, adding remaining butter, if needed, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in garlic. Add wine and stir often until completely absorbed, 2 minutes. If not using wine, remove pan from heat after stirring in garlic. Place mixture in a bowl and refrigerate until cool, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Then oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. Chop half the mushrooms and place in a large bowl. Crumble beef over chopped mushrooms. Add sour cream, bread crumbs and seasonings. Using your hands, gently mix together.

  • Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. To prevent burgers from puffing up when grilling, using your thumb, make a shallow depression in centre of each. Place burgers on grill. Barbecue with lid closed until burgers are cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Top with remaining sautéed mushrooms and more sour cream, if you wish.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 270, Protein 22.2g, Carbohydrates 6.8g, Fat 14.1g, Sodium 415mg.

Sautéed fresh mushrooms make a great burger topper ? but taste even better mixed right in. This French bistro-style burger uses ground sirloin instead of the usual ground beef. Look for it in the meat section of most grocery stores. If your store doesn't carry it, ask your butcher to grind a piece for you.

Burger Secrets

Can't find ground sirloin? Avoid lean ground beef and buy ground beef labelled as "medium" or "regular." Their higher fat content produces super-flavourful and tender burgers. Some fat falls through the grate when grilling. A burger made with lean ground beef has 201 calories and 12 grams fat compared to a medium ground burger with 219 calories and 15 grams fat.

Indoor Sizzle

Cook mushrooms as above, then wipe pan with paper towels. Prepare burgers, then lightly coat frying pan with oil and set over medium heat. Add burgers. Cover and cook until well browned and firm when pressed, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium-low if burgers brown too quickly before they're cooked through. Tuck into buns.