Wisconsin Butter-Basted Burgers
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons butter, divided
- 4 hamburger buns, split
- Optional toppings: tomato slices, lettuce leaves, dill pickle slices, ketchup and mustard
- Sprinkle ground beef with seasoned salt and pepper. Pulse mushrooms in a food processor until finely chopped. Add to seasoned beef, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
- In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add burgers; cook 6-8 minutes on each side, basting with butter, until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat; keep warm. Add bun tops to skillet; toast until golden brown.
- Transfer burgers to bun bottoms. Top each with 1 teaspoon butter. Replace bun tops. Serve with toppings.
Nutrition Facts1 burger: 400 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
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Jun 10, 2018
It is my understanding, as a lifelong Wisconsinite and Culver's fan, that the BUTTER in a BUTTERBURGER does not refer to adding a pat of butter, but rather, buttering the surface of the BUN and grilling it. There are no mushrooms IN the beef, either. If this is copycat...well, it isn't.