Madeira Mushroom Burger

Warm yourself right up with this messy masterpiece. It's the mushroom sauce that makes it particularly delectable. Spilling over a beefy burger hot off the grill it is simply divine -- but it's just as special over a chicken breast or hunky steak. 

Stir it into a bowl of egg noodles for a not-so-messy meal you can twirl with a fork. And complement all of the above with some peppery arugula for contrast and kick that is sure to comfort.

Yield: 12 sliders , Prep time: 15 minutes , Cook time: 20-30 minutes



1. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. From into 12 equal quarter-pound burgers.
2. In a large sauté pan, melt your butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they become tender and start to caramelize.
3. Next, pour the Madeira into the mushrooms and cook together until the wine has reduced by half; turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream. Whisk everything together and season to taste with salt and (generously) with pepper.
4. Now, grill the burgers to your desired doneness. As they cook, halve the dinner rolls horizontally and place a large pinch of fresh arugula on the bottoms. Layer the done burgers onto the arugula. Just before serving, top each burger with a hearty spoonful of mushroom sauce and finish with the lid of the bun. Serve immediately.

Tips + Tricks

**Madeira is a port wine that you can find in the wine aisles of your grocery store, or in the aisle with oils and vinegars. Or, you could substitute something for the Madeira altogether -- Sherry wine or hard cider are just as delicious in the sauce.