This recipe can be altered to suit your tastes-I used blue cheese, but feta, cheddar, jalapeno jack, Gouda-anything can be used in its place!
2 lb lean ground beef
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (depending on how much you like it)
1 medium Vidalia onion (already diced and sauteed in olive oil until translucent)
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 large portobello mushroom caps
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 hamburger buns
Using your hands, mix together beef, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and blue cheese.
Form into 8 burger patties (with the added ingredients they are about 1/3 lb patties).
Thoroughly wash mushroom caps and let dry. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Heat grill on medium-high.
Brush each side of burger with a little olive oil to prevent from sticking to grill.
Sear burgers about 2 minutes on each side.
Turn heat down to medium. Add mushroom caps to grill.
Cook burgers and mushroom caps about 8-10 minutes, flipping once to cook evenly.
Remove burgers and mushroom caps from grill. Slice mushrooms into strips.
Grill buns until lightly toasted.
Place burgers on their respective buns, top with a few strips of mushrooms and garlic aioli, mushroom, ketchup or whatever your stomach desires!