Spring Time Memories…

Grilled Burgers with Provolone, Portabella’s
and Green Onions

By The Gourmet Farm Girl

  When I was growing up on the farm,  my mom would fry up cheese burgers; squirt a little ketchup on the top; throw a couple of pickles on; wrap them up along with some cookies and a huge jug of chocolate milk to take to the fields. The men were working late and could not afford to stop and come home for supper. This was usually because they were trying to stay ahead of the rain. I used to like to ride along with her and sit on the tailgate of the truck and eat a burger right along with my dad and grandpa. It was like a little picnic!
Ahhh…great memories!

1 pound of hamburger
1-8 oz package portabella or white mushrooms (sliced)
Leaf lettuce
Sliced Provolone cheese
4-5 Green onions or red onion
Package of hamburger buns
1 tomato

In a medium size skillet on medium heat melt 2-3 Tablespoon of butter; add the sliced mushrooms and sauté till tender; 8-10 minutes; set aside.
Shape the hamburger into 4 quarter pound patties; salt and pepper; fry or grill till cooked through; 12-15   minutes depending on the heat used. Place the cheese on top of each burger; remove from heat and tent for  5 minutes. 
 Spread a small amount of butter on each bun (top and bottom) and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes till just golden brown; remove form heat and layer with leaf lettuce
Unwrap burgers and place on buns with lettuce leaves; top with the mushrooms, onions, tomato, etc etc etc… ENJOY!