Do you ever feel a little bit like Scrooge, when it comes to planning snacks for holiday parties? The Kentucky Beef Council's Caitlin Swartz has merry appetizers and impressive main courses on her mind. She's sharing a recipe for beef and blue cheese stuffed mushrooms that are sure to please.
Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Total Recipe Time: 40-50 minutes
Makes 36 to 40 mushrooms
1/2 pound Ground Beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
36 to 40 small button or cremini mushrooms (about 1-1/2 to 2-inch diameter)
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
3 tablespoons minced chives
1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend
Minced fresh chives (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove and reserve stems from mushrooms. Season mushroom caps with salt; set aside. Mince stems to yield 1/2 cup; discard remaining stems.
2. Combine Ground Beef, minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons chives and steak seasoning. Spoon beef mixture evenly into mushrooms.
3. Place stuffed mushrooms on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 375°F oven 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.
Test Kitchen Tips
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 20 calories; 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 49 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g protein; 0.8 mg niacin; 0 mg vitamin B6; 0.1 mcg vitamin B12; 0.2 mg iron; 2.2 mcg selenium; 0.4 mg zinc; 5.9 mg choline.
Nutrition information per serving, using 96% lean ground beef: 15 calories; 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 49 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g protein; 0.8 mg niacin; 0 mg vitamin B6; 0.1 mcg vitamin B12; 0.2 mg iron; 2.2 mcg selenium; 0.4 mg zinc; 6.5 mg choline.