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Sweet Mushroom and Muenster Burger with Tomato Jam #BurgerMonth

Welcome to GirlCarnivore’s Annual Burger Month! It’s her favorite month of the year where she challenges us to embrace her love of the patty - whatever that may mean for you - and step up your burger-making game to a #girlcarnivore approved level! Our mission, if we choose to accept it - is to create ONE original burger recipe in the month of May. Challenge accepted!

It's #BurgerMonth and with that comes Summertime Jammin' and this Sweet Mushroom Cheeseburger with Tomato Jam is like having a party in your mouth.  So many good flavors, and since we are all friends here, I affectionately call this Fridge Clean Out burger, because that's what I did to create this delicious burger.

Last year I made a fantastic burger with jalapenos that you can see here.  It was delicious and we made it often during the summer.  I think this burger will be the same way because these mushrooms are cooked in butter and garlic with some sweet tomato jam to make this delicious topping.  With the creamy Muenster cheese, this is a masterpiece.

Sweet Mushroom and Muenster Burger with Tomato Jam

Sweet Mushroom and Muenster Burger with Tomato Jam

Yield: 4
Author: Terri Steffes
Prep time: 6 MinCook time: 8 MinTotal time: 14 Min
A delicious burger made with what was in my refrig that day! Refrigerator Clean Out burgers are a real thing!


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 c sliced mushrooms
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2 T tomato jam
  • 4 slices Muenster cheese
  • 4 toasted buns
  • 4 slices red onion


  1. Form four balls of hamburger and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large frying pan on medium heat
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and stir until garlic softens, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomato jam and stir until melted and heated through.
  6. Remove mushroom mixture from pan and set aside.
  7. Heat skillet to high.
  8. Add burger balls to the skillet.  
  9. Let burger balls cook for 1 minute, then smash down to about a 1" thickness with a spatula.  Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, flip.  Cook until desired doneness.  Add cheese and melt until cheese covers burger.
  10. On the toasted bun layer red onion, cheeseburger and 1/4 of the mushroom mixture.  Top with the bun and serve hot.



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The mushroom mixture can be made in advance and reheated before topping the burgers. If you don't have tomato jam, experiment with your favorite jams. I have peach jalapeno jam at the moment and you bet I am going to give that a try.

Follow the hashtag #BurgerMonth and #GirlCarnivore to see all the burger creations all through May.  Come back and share your favorites with me!

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  1. This looked amazing and tomato jam is a new thing for me. I will use this recipe and make my own great burgers.

  2. Oooo now this is a great looking burger. I will have to try this out! I have never put jam on a burger before but I bet I'd like it.

  3. Oh wow, that's such a great idea. My husband loves mushrooms. I've never added them to a burger for him before.

  4. What a delicious sounding burger. The tomato jam sounds so good

  5. Anonymous5:26 PM

    This recipe looks so savory. I know my family would love this.

  6. Yum! This looks so delicious, I'm always looking for ways to create new burgers for my family. I will have to give this a try and thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. This is a new twist on a burger that I would be totally game to try. Glad you shared it, I will bookmark it so that I can give your sweet mushrooms and muenster burger a try in the near future :0

  8. Nikki Wayne10:43 PM

    This is so new to me! I haven't tried sweetened mushroom or tomato jam in a burger, can't wait t0 try!

  9. My family loves burgers. We love to try new tastes and combinations. This is on our next to try list!

  10. Ooooooo this looks so good. I would have never thought to add those toppings to a burger. I'm going to have to try this.

  11. oooooo this looks so delicious! I would have never thought to add these toppings to a burger. I'm going to have to try this.

  12. Another wonderful dish! I love this, another food added to my wishlist!

  13. That burger sure does look amazing. I do love burgers too. They're so good.

  14. I love anything with cooked mushrooms! We'll be trying this recipe soon, I just need to find tomato jam!

    1. I put a link to tomato jam in the post!

  15. Msjane9012:17 PM

    This got me craving in the middle of the night. lol
    Thanks for the recipe! Looks so good!

  16. That tomato jam is on my list for sure!


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