This hamburger recipe requires very little prep or planning ahead, but the flavor is unique and delicious as well as sweet and savory! This seems like a great Fall or Winter recipe because cinnamon makes me think of the cooler seasons, but it really would be great any time of year. The sautéed mushrooms and onions definitely add a nice flavor that helps balance the cinnamon in the burgers.
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 lb ground beef (grass fed and finished)
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ Tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp chipotle powder
- ¼ tsp paprika
- Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Ground Mustard, for topping *optional
Thinly slice onion and slice mushrooms. Set aside.
Mix together ground beef and all the spices/seasonings. Use your hands and combine really well to make sure the seasonings are distributed evenly.
Form 3-4 patties out of your ground beef, depending on how big you want them.
Heat a skillet to med-high and add coconut oil. Add onions and sauté.
Heat up a separate skillet, add the olive or avocado oil to the skillet and the cook your patties for 4-5 minutes on each side (depending on desired “doneness”).
As the sliders are cooking, keep stirring the onions to make sure they don’t burn. After about 6-8 minutes, add the mushrooms + a Tbsp or so of water to steam them.
When the onions and mushrooms are about done, add the balsamic vinegar and stir to combine.
Top your burgers with some ground mustard (if desired) and the sauteed mushrooms and onions.