There are ways to make a burger, but because of the secret ingredients and cooking tips in this recipe, you'll never have a better hamburger than this! Super moist and juicy, packed with flavor, incredible texture - you will be blown away.
Run mushrooms through food processor until they are finely ground and resemble ground beef.
Combine ground mushrooms with ground beef. Divide into four equal portions.
Using a burger press (highly recommended, but you can also form burger patties by hand), press half of the amount for one burger patty into the bottom. Add about a quarter of the chopped bacon and a quarter of the butter to the center of the patty. Top with the remaining ground beef mushroom mixture. Press to form patty. Transfer to a cutting board. Continue with remaining ingredients until you have four patties.
Combine dry rub seasoning and pepper. Sprinkle half of this mixture on top of the formed burger patties. Use a spatula to turn them over and add the seasonings to the other side of the patties.
Cook the burgers:
Add the burgers to the preheated griddle. Cook until the bottoms start to brown. This should take about 5 minutes. Flip.
If adding cheese, place the slices on top of the burgers now. Loosely tent with foil if cheese needs help melting.
Cook until the bottoms of the burgers have browned and the internal temperature of the burger is about 155-160°F.
Serve with a soft bun and your favorite toppings.
Nutritional information is based on one burger patty without cheese, bun, or toppings.