Links to this week's
Menu and Recipes

   Day 1
   Day 2
   Day 3
   Day 4
   Day 5
   Day 6
   Shopping List

burgers with mushrooms
Mushroom Burgers

brown rice spinach pilaf
Brown Rice Spinach Pilaf

Menu Plan for the week of May 31, 2013: Day 5 Recipes

Mushroom Burgers
Brown Rice Spinach Pilaf

Cooking time: 25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     A simple dinner to start the week.

Mushroom Burgers                                           Preparation and cooking time:   20 minutes
    Flavorful burgers, filled with chopped mushrooms, are served with sautéed mushrooms and onions.  We normally eat burgers with a fork and a glass of red.  Feel free to have them on a bun with a Mountain Dew. 

12oz ground beef (360gr mince)
4oz (120gr) mushrooms, divided
1/2 onion
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce, divided
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika, divided
2 tsp olive oil

For the burgers:  Finely chop 1oz (30gr) trimmed mushrooms. Combine mushrooms, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, 1/2 tsp paprika and beef.  Mix well. Form into 3 or 4 patties. 
Cook on barbecue grill over direct heat for 3 - 5 minutes per side, using a basket, grill pad or pan if you have one, it's easier. 
Or sauté in a nonstick skillet for the same amount of time.  
For the mushrooms: Trim and thickly slice mushrooms.  Thickly slice onion.  Heat 2 tsp oil, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 tsp paprika in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add mushrooms, onions and sauté until nicely glazed, stirring and turning frequently, about 10 minutes.
To finish:  Spoon sautéed mushrooms and onions over burgers and serve - on a bun or not.

Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf                              Preparation and cooking time:  25 minutes
    This rice is cooked in beef stock, just to vary the flavor a bit. 

1/2 cup brown rice,  quick-cooking
1 cup (8oz, 240ml) beef stock
1 medium carrot
1/2 medium onion
2oz (60gr) spinach
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp dried marjoram
2 tsp oil

Cook rice, marjoram, in beef stock, according to package directions.
Roughly chop the carrot and onion.  Heat oil in a medium skillet.  Add carrot and onion, sauté until tender. 
Pick through spinach, discarding any damaged leaves. Wash and drain well. Slice any very large leaves.
When rice is done, add it to the skillet, along with the spinach and soy sauce.  Cook, stirring, just until the spinach starts to wilt.  Serve.

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium bowl, small saucepan, 2 medium skillets,
barbecue grill and basket or pan, or large skillet

Turn on/light barbecue grill
Cook rice
Trim mushrooms
Finely chop 1oz mushroom
Make burgers, patty, set aside
Slice 3oz mushrooms
Peel onion, slice half, chop half

Peel, chop carrot
Heat oil, Worcestershire, paprika
Add mushrooms, onion for burgers, sauté
Sauté carrot, chopped onion for pilaf
Start to cook burgers
Prepare spinach, chop if needed
Stir mushroom / onion; carrot / onion
Turn burgers
Add rice, spinach, soy to carrot/onions, stir, finish
Remove burgers
Top with mushroom/onion

Share this:


Get 7 Dinner Menus, Recipes, Shopping List each Thursday by e-mail: