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Wisconsin Cheese Presents the Spud Muffin

Wisconsin Cheese Presents the Spud Muffin
Yields 4
This recipe updates the classic mushroom and Swiss burger in a big way. Delicious baby Swiss, gooey Colby-coated tater tots, and sautéed portobello mushrooms are piled high on a wheat bun. Find more cheeseburger recipes at CheeseAndBurger.com.
    For Tater Tots
    1. 1 bag frozen tater tots
    2. ½ large onion, diced
    3. 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Colby cheese
    For Burger Patties
    1. 1 ¼ pound lean ground beef
    2. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    3. 1 tablespoon burger seasoning
    4. 1 teaspoon salt
    5. ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    6. 4 slices Wisconsin Baby Swiss cheese
    For Mushrooms
    1. 1 tablespoon butter
    2. 8 ounces baby portobello mushroom caps, wiped clean
    To Assemble
    1. 4 wheat buns, split
    2. Mayonnaise, to taste
    3. 4 large green lettuce leaves
      For Tater Tots
      1. Preheat oven according to package directions and arrange tater tots on baking sheet. Bake according to directions for crispy tots. In last 5 minutes, add diced onions. After 5 minutes, sprinkle shredded Colby over tots and return to oven for 30-60 seconds until cheese is melted. Toss to combine, covering tots with cheese. Keep warm.
      For Burger Patties
      1. Preheat grill over medium heat. Mix beef with Worcestershire sauce, burger seasoning, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Using your thumb, make an indent in center of each patty. Grill burgers until desired doneness. Place slice of Swiss over patties. When cheese begins to melt, remove patties from grill.
      For Mushrooms
      1. Place small skillet on side grill burner or grill top. Melt butter in skillet. Add mushroom caps and sauté until liquid has evaporated and they have browned all over.
      To Assemble
      1. Toast inside of buns on grill. Smear bun bottoms with mayonnaise, if desired. Arrange lettuce leaves over. Top with burger patties, mushrooms, and cheesy tater tots. Finish with top bun. Stick toothpick through tops to secure, if desired. Serve immediately.
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