What is a Steakhouse Burger? All of your favorite “fancy restaurant” flavors piled onto juicy beef patty under a toasted bun… think roasted mushrooms, creamy cheese and BACON!
This burger recipe is an easy and budget friendly way to bring steakhouse flavors to your dinner table or backyard BBQ.
What is a Steakhouse Burger?
The big question is, “what is the difference between a Steakhouse Burger and a regular hamburger?”
Just picture your favorite cheese burger then, turn up the volume with premium ground beef patties piled high with your favorite “high end” Steakhouse flavors like roasted mushrooms, grilled onions, creamy cheese or any of other decadent steakhouse flavors that you love… now that’s a Steakhouse Burger.
For me, a gourmet burger has to include BACON, mushrooms and a perfectly grilled bun!
What Kind of Beef is in a Steakhouse Burger?
Now that you have a picture of your perfect burger in your mind, it’s time to choose your favorite cuts of beef. Everything starts with juicy, flavorful ground beef patties.
Ratio of Fat to Lean- 80% lean to 20% fat is recommended by top chefs for a juicy burger.
This recipe has a mixture of ground sirloin steak and ground chuck. These cuts make a good ratio of fat to lean and are easy to find in the butcher department of Supermarkets. PLUS, ground chuck is much more affordable.
To use your favorites, mix together one of your favorite lean cuts of ground beef (for example: ground sirloin or filet minion) WITH at least ⅓ ground fatty beef. The premium cuts of beef add the flavor and the ground chuck (or fattier meat) adds the fat necessary for a juicy burger.
If you use your favorite steaks, you may need to ask your butcher to grind them for you. Or, you can grind the meat at home yourself. Click here to see a selection of home meat grinders on Amazon.
Can you use other cuts of beef?
Absolutely! What cut do you like for your steak? If you like it, it will make a great Steakhouse Burger, just make sure it is not too lean.
Other cuts that make a good steakhouse burger that I have tried are:
Lean cuts- Sirloin, New York Strip and Filet Mignon. These cuts are lean and need to be mixed with a fattier a cut.
Fatty cuts- Short ribs, ribeye steak, prime rib, t-bone and porterhouse. These cuts do not need extra fat.
Don't forget Kobe Beef or the American Wagu Beef! They are perfect for Steakhouse Burgers!
Note: If you use ground short ribs, prime rib, Kobe or Wagu beef, you may not need to add ground chuck for fat.
Ingredients for this Burger Recipe
- Ground Sirloin
- Ground Chuck- with a ration of at least 20% fat to 80% lean.
- Dijon or Fancy Mustard
- Garlic Aioli (optional)
- Buns- Brioche if you can find them but, any medium sized soft bun that is not crumbly and will not fall apart (I don't have good luck with buns that are shaped in a knot or scored on the top before baking, they don't hold together very well for me).
- Creamy Cheese- A high end cheese fits this burger very well. I prefer Cambazola or a mild blue cheese for this burger but, a nice melty Swiss would also be nice. I like cheese with enough sharpness to stand up to the other ingredients
- Crispy Bacon
- Roasted Mushrooms and Onions (recipe included)
- Fresh Crunchy Lettuce or Arugula (optional)
Steakhouse Burger Toppings
It's time to choose your toppings. When I think of a fancy restaurant-style burger, I think about roasted mushrooms and caramelized onions with a creamy cheese. Don't forget crunchy lettuce, fancy mustard or aioli and Bacon!
Feel free to add your own toppings.
Here is what you will need for the Roasted Mushrooms and Onions
- Mushrooms (I recommend cremini or button mushrooms)
- Onions- white or yellow
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Garlic Cloves
- Thyme ( may substitute minced parsley)
- Brown Sugar
Have You Tried These Amazing Burgers?
If you love burgers, you will want to try the other amazing burgers on Everyday Southwest. They would be a perfect fit for a steakhouse burger patty!
- Ultimate Green Chile Bacon Cheese Burger- Yes! It's the Ultimate!
- Gourmet Mexicali Burger with an egg on top! Yum!
- Southwest Shrimp Burger with Avocado Aioli
What to Serve with a Great Burger
Now that you have a great burger, what do you serve with it? Here are a few ideas I think you will like.
- Jicama Orange Salad with Citrus Chile Vinaigrette
- Watermelon Salad with Bacon
- Hasselback Potatoes with Guajillo Chile Oil
- Mexican Street Corn Salad or Esquites
- Cajun Spiced Tater Tots
I hope you love this recipe!
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (shiitake, cremini or button mushrooms)
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced (about ¼ inch)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
- ½ teaspoon parsley, chopped
- ½ teaspoon thyme, (or rosemary)
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar, (omit for low carb or KETO)
- Coarse salt
- Cracked black pepper, to taste
- 24 ounces ground beef (ground chuck or ½ ground chuck mixed with ½ ground short ribs or sirloin)
- 4 brioche hamburger buns (may substitute soft thick buns)
- Dijon or spicy brown mustard
- 4 leaves crunchy lettuce
- 4 ounces Cambazola cheese (may substitute Gorgonzola or very mild blue cheese)
- 8 slices of your favorite bacon cooked to crispy
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Lightly grease a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Wipe mushrooms clean with a kitchen towel or damp paper towel to remove soil. Trim away tough part of stems.
- Peel and slice onions about ¼ inch thick.
- Combine melted butter, oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, parsley, thyme, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour half of the mixture over the mushrooms and toss to coat evenly. Pour the remaining mixture over the onions, coat evenly.
- Spread mushrooms in a single layer on one half of the sheet pan. Spread onions on the other half. Tip: keep the mushrooms and onions separated so that you can remove the mushrooms or onions if they caramelize faster than the other.
- Roast the mushrooms and onions in oven for 20-30 minutes (toss them halfway through the cooking) until tender and caramelized.
- Mix ground beef together and form into 4 six ounce patties. Season patties with salt and pepper and grill over medium high heat until medium or to your desired temperature.
- Toast the cut side of the bun while the burgers are cooking.
Build Your Burger
- Set out your buns and begin layering your ingredients onto the bottom bun:
- Dijon or spicy brown mustard on the bottom.
- Lettuce leaf
- Grilled hamburger patty
- Slice Cambozola or Gorgonzola cheese
- Warm, caramelized mushroom and onion mixture
- 2 slices crispy bacon
- Top with grilled bun
Amount Per Serving Calories 525Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 147mgSodium 1191mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3gSugar 11gProtein 17g
These values are estimated by Mediavine Create.