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Veal Mushroom Burgers

Cooking method: Grilling
Serves 6
Total preparation time: 8 min.
Ground veal should be from the shank, neck, or shoulder, because these cuts are moist and sweetly flavored. Veal is lovely grilled and lends itself to gentle seasonings—and even when formed into burgers, retains its elegance.


1 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/4 cups white mushroom caps, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 lbs. Ground Veal
2 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Vegetable oil cooking spray
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste


1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring for about 1 minute, or until they begin to soften. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mushrooms soften. Set aside to cool.

2. Combine the veal, parsley, cooled mushroom mixture, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix well. Form into 6 patties. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill. Lightly spray the grill rack with vegetable oil cooking spray. The coals should be modestly hot.

4. Grill the burgers for about 8 minutes. Turn and grill for about 6 minutes longer for medium-well burgers.

This recipe is from Prime Time, The Lobel's Guide to Great Grilled Meats