Last week I tackled homemade hamburger buns.  They ended up coming out great!  The only problem was that I made a ton of them.  I am talking 2 dozen plus.  So I had to make a ton of sandwiches.  I love sandwiches so this was gonna be fun.  Last week I also picked up a grill basket.  The combination of grill basket and homemade hamburger buns screamed mushroom swiss burger.  I could grill up the mushrooms in the grill basket and make some perfectly cooked burgers on the same grill.

Keeping the lid closed near the end will help you get perfectly melted cheese.

Mushroom Swiss Burger

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 lb ground beef 80/20
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 4-8 slices of swiss cheese
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • salt
  • pepper

In a medium bowl combine the ground beef, seasoning salt and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and then divide the meat into four portions and form into patties.

In another medium bowl, combine the mushrooms with the olive oil, a pinch of salt and a few cracks of pepper.

Place the grill basket onto the grill and then preheat the grill to medium/high heat. Roughly 350-400 degrees.

Place the mushrooms onto the grill basket and cook stirring frequently until the mushrooms brown.  Roughly 15 minutes.

Make sure to stir constantly

Once you have the mushrooms on the grill, place the meat on the grill over direct heat.

Place the burger over direct heat

Season the patties with a pinch of salt and pepper.  For a medium/rare burger grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Perfect Grill Marks

To get nice grill marks, turn the burgers 45 degrees after 2 minutes.

After you flip the burger let it cook for another 2-3 minutes, then top it with the mushrooms.

Layer on the mushrooms

Then top with the swiss.  I love swiss cheese so I added two slices to each burger.  Once the cheese is on, close the lid and cook for another 2 minutes.  This will allow the cheese to melt.

Why not go for two slices

Serve the burgers on some nice homemade sesame seed buns and enjoy!

Perfectly Melted

I love recipes that you can cook start to finish all outside on the grill.  With the grill basket you can cook all of the veggies on the grill without losing them through the grates.

Serve on a sesame seed bun

Overall this burger was moist and delicious.  For other great burger recipes check out the links below.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


  1. That is just ridiculously great looking Rex. That drippy swiss is drool worthy and the fact that those are homemade buns makes it a flood.

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