Adult Cheeseburgers; Mushrooms & Goat Cheese

These are not McDo’s or B.K.’s or Wendy’s cheeseburgers.

They’re not children’s cheeseburgers.

These are Adult Cheeseburgers.

The beef is seasoned, hand-formed into a burger, cooked to medium at most, then topped with a strong, runny cheese – with a rind; not a manufactured slice of American cheese.

I used goat cheese but Brie would work. Or Limburger. Or Stilton.

It should be something that you can’t keep for long because it’s aroma will take over everything in your fridge.

On top of the cheese we lavish thickly sliced mushrooms, sautéed with a kick.

Eat as is or add a bit of spicy steak sauce or hot sauce.

Please…. no ketchup.

Ketchup is for children.

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Adult Cheeseburgers

We don’t bother with a bun for these Cheeseburgers. I don’t think they’d fit.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Barbecue


  • 12oz (360gr) ground beef
  • 3oz (90gr) Brie or Chevre (aged goat cheese), sliced
  • 1 tbs bread crumbs
  • 1 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 5oz (150gr) mushrooms, trimmed and thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce


  • Burgers: 
  • Put bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and thyme in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the beef. Mix well – hands work best. Form into 2 or 4 patties. 
  • Cook on barbecue grill over direct heat for 3 – 5 minutes per side. 
  • Or sauté in a nonstick skillet for the same amount of time. 
  • When burgers are almost done, move off heat and top with the cheese. 
  • Cover for a minute if possible. 
  • Remove as soon as cheese starts to melt, spoon some mushrooms over and serve.
  • Mushrooms:
  • Heat oil, Worcestershire and soy sauce in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add sliced mushrooms and sauté until nicely glazed, stirring and turning frequently, about 7 minutes.


A grill pad or pan can make cooking burgers easier – they’re easier to turn.

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Adult Cheeseburgers

To be fair I do know some children who would love these.

Since we have lived on this side of the pond we have had 2 sets of friends with children visit us –

The kids in one family would happily eat escargot or smoked salmon or coq au vin. They would have loved these burgers.

The kids in the other family wanted nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They would have had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Actually…. the latter family visited early on and we couldn’t get peanut butter back then. Fortunately, they also liked pizza.

Knife, fork and a glass of red wine with the burgers.

We live in France…. Smelly cheese rules !

2 thoughts on “Adult Cheeseburgers; Mushrooms & Goat Cheese”

  1. They look delicious, but I had to click on the blank area where the picture would normally be to get it to open in a tab of its own so I could see it. I’m not sure if you’re still playing, but thought I’d let you know.

    When my girls were first starting solid food, which started early since they were on whole milk at 6 mos and soft foods closely after, I didn’t buy baby food. In part, because I couldn’t afford it but also, I had knives and great skills and could chop just about anything to almost a puree. So they ate the same dinner we had. And eat it, they did. There’s one thing they each won’t eat. I’d say out of all the foods we’ve had, one each isn’t a bad record. 🙂

    • Still playing – still arguing with tech people. Getting close, though. Maybe another week. I think I fixed that issue. It was a new feature in my optimizer program. Obviously needs work.
      I feel sad for kids that were allowed only bland food. They never seem to grow out of it and end up missing out on so many wonderful things.

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