Miso Butter Sirloin Burger Steaks with Korean Mushrooms

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Here is a quick paleo (well, only if you remove the miso), healthy and kid friendly dish for you.

I don’t know why I made this, i was probably craving for Mushroom Burger (little Burger place locally available here in the Philippines) and i didn’t feel like having bread that day, so i added mushrooms to the mix to give me more interesting textures. The Miso and the butter melt perfectly together and compliment the already umami flavours of the mushrooms. It’s just an all around delight and can be paired with some Sweet Potato french fries if you have a craving for carbs.

Click here for the sweet potato fries and carrots recipe

It’s a very simple dish, but as i specify time and time again, when a dish is simple, every element has to be perfect. Try and find good grass fed 90% lean ground sirloin (i get mine from they also have a stall in The Landmark). When you cook it, simply bring the meat to room temperature, make palm sized patties about 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches thick, and give them a hard sear in a hot pan with a mix of butter, olive oil and miso. This will seal in all the juices. Do about 5 mins per side or until nice and crusty, and only season with salt and pepper when its in the pan (no need to mix things in with the ground beef – grass fed is all about flavour, so don’t ruin by adding unnecessary ingredients)

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    1. sbm March 13, 2013 at 5:14 am

      Hi, Erwan! How did you make the burger patties? I mean, no seasoning or something?

      1. Ervin March 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        Personally I hate seasoning my patties, I want to taste the meat, not the spices. But that’s just me.

        1. Cathe March 27, 2013 at 6:34 am

          Erwan, OMG! I am the same! I don’t like seasoning with my patties. I just want to taste the meat. Ha Ha Ha I can see myself checking more often on your website. This is cool!!!

    1. Ailyn G March 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Wow it looks so good and I love mushrooms :). Can’t wait to try that soon.

    1. joy anne March 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

      OMG!! I’ve been thinking of cooking steak this past few days, thanks for posting this recipe!!

    1. Telle March 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Hi. I’m a college student and I usually eat in fast food chains or in our canteen. I’ve been wanting to eat healthy but I don’t have a choice but to eat at those during lunch. I don’t have time to cook or something in the mornings. What do I do? Help me? Thanks.

      1. Ervin March 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm

        Meal preparation once or twice every week. You spend a quarter of your day preparing meals good for several days. Tupperware will be your bestfriend during these times. In each meal you will have complex carbs, good source of protein such as chicken and fish, and veggies. Cook lots of those and put them in individual containers. Refrigerate. Good for 3 days. Just reheat them when you’re at school/work.

        “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

    1. joey @ 80 breakfasts March 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Aha! Something to do with my extra miso that has been lounging in my fridge just begging to be used up! Any other suggestions for using miso? :)

    1. Olivr March 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      I’m a huge fan of mushroom burger due to an accidental discovery. might as well check this out too.

    1. Olivr March 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      I’m a huge fan of mushroom burger due to an accidental discovery. I might as well check this out too.

    1. Daniel March 18, 2013 at 3:31 am

      Hi! Is pan seared chicken or fish a healthy food if I eat it everyday? I dunno what else to cook with eat that i think its healthy. And sometime I saute veggies. Hope you could give me an advise. Thanks!

    1. Bianca Grefalda March 19, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Where is you’re recipe for the bim bim bap? :|

    1. Kaylie Flores March 21, 2013 at 1:23 am

      Thank you for introducing me to miso paste!! I made these today and i couldn’t have been more happier! I paired it with some kale salad and it was awesome! :)

    1. iamatravellover March 25, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Came here to say- I still miss the old video style! Hahaha but oh well as long as you update us with awesome recipes- then kudos to you.

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      Hi Erwan.

      Have you thought of compiling your recipes into a book? I’ve been following your site a couple of months already and I think your creations are really great!

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