Pepperjack Burger

This Recipe Makes: 6 Servings

Approximate Cook and Prep Time: 30-45 minutes

Here’s What You Will Need:

1 package River City Meats Pepper Jack Burgers
1 jar of peppadew peppers
1 can of pineapple rings
Miso Glazed Mushrooms
Buns of your choice

For Miso Glazed Mushrooms:
14 oz button mushrooms
1 medium onion chopped
 cup tamari
2 tsp miso paste
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp water
1 tsp arrowroot powder

Here’s How You Do It:

Begin by making your Miso Glazed Mushrooms.
Start by boiling the mushrooms in a saucepan until fully softened (you may slice them prior to boiling if you prefer). How long this takes depends on the size of the mushrooms, but it usually takes 5-10 minutes. To test, take one out with a wooden spoon, wait for it to cool down and then test with a knife or a toothpick.
Add the onion to a non-stick frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by stirring together the tamari, miso paste, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and water.
Drain and rinse the mushrooms, and add to the frying pan, stirring for a minute to reheat and brown.
Pour in the glaze together with arrowroot powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat, stirring, until the glaze thickens.
Reduce heat to low/simmer and cover to keep warm, stirring occasionally.

Cooking the Burgers:
Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat.
When the pan is hot, carefully place the patties in the skillet (no need to grease skillet) leaving some space between each patty.
Cook the burgers until they are nicely seared and they have browned halfway up the sides.
Flip the burgers and cook to your liking. (*NOTE – To ensure all bacteria has been killed, the USDA recommends cooking burgers to an internal temperature of 160°F.)
If adding cheese: remove the pan from the heat and place the cheese on top of the burgers. Cover the skillet and allow the residual heat/steam to melt the cheese.
Remove burgers from heat and place on platter, or directly on your buns of choice (we recommend a toasted thick-cut sourdough bread, a ciabatta bun, or an everything bagel).
If using a grill, grill pineapple rings directly on grates of grill until they become soft and lightly charred. (NOTE: pineapple rings may stick to grates, but using a metal grilling spatula should aid in easy removal)
Remove pineapple rings from grill, transfer to clean plate, and immediately place on top of patties.
Finish off patties with preferred amount of miso glazed mushrooms.
Place top bun.

Serve it with:

Beer Cheese Poutine
Pepper Bacon Loaded Tots
Grilled Vegetable Orzo Salad