Garlic Truffle Burger

Where are my burger lovers at? While I do enjoy the simplicity of a basic hamburger, I also crave speciality burgers like my Garlic Truffle Burger.

Garlic Truffle Mushroom Burger with Truffle Mayo
Garlic Truffle Burger Recipe


A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Mayo, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll.

This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

The genesis of my Truffle Mushroom Burger came from two places. Let me tell you about them…

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We just got back from a family trip to Italy and my 9-month-old daughter ate everything. I’m telling you there was not one thing she turned her nose up at.

Close up of truffle mushroom burger with truffle aioli
Delicious mushrooms and truffle mayo

Among her favorites were fungi, which are very popular in Italy on just about everything. Translation: mushrooms and truffles.

Yep, my 9-month-old loves mushrooms and truffles. Go figure.

When we got back to the states I purchased a jar of Truffle Pate. Not the super expensive “one shave is $100″ truffles, but the more generic kind blended in oil. The kind us normal folks can afford to slather on a delicious burger.

PRO TIP: This burger also tastes amazing with bacon!

Truffle mayo is really what makes this gourmet burger different from the others. Many use truffle oil instead of actual truffles. While you do get the very distinctive scent of truffle, the flavor is muted.

Truffle oil is great for so many things, like Truffle Fries or Chickpeas, but for something like this, I want the little specs and flavor WITH aroma.

Truffle Aioli Sauce, made with black truffle pate, is a delicious, easy-to-make condiment you'll want to add to everything. As addicting as it is delicious! #blacktruffle #whatisatruffle #aiolisauce
Black truffle pate

Easy enough to mix with Parmesan and throw on pasta or to make a garlicky Truffle Aioli Sauce.

The next story for my Truffle Burgers is my recent obsession with burgers. I go through phases.

Sometimes burgers just don’t sound good to me. They won’t for several months, and then BAM. All I want is a burger. All. The. Time.

Burger patties on the grill.
Frozen Certified Angus Beef Patties

Well, our return from Italy coincided with one of my “I want a burger for every meal” phases and ta-da: Garlic Truffle Burgers!

It seems that my buddies over at Certified Angus Beef® brand  read minds because they sent me a box of their frozen Prime Beef Burger Patties right at the same time. Can you beleive it?

Certified Angus Beef Frozen Burger Patties
Certified Angus Beef Hamburger Patties

Generally speaking, I prefer to make my own burger patties, but these are really, really good. Frozen and ready to cook, they don’t shrink up, offer loads of beefy flavor and are super juicy.

Delicious burger with truffle mayo
Truffle Mushroom Buter

If they aren’t available in your area, pick up Certified Angus Beef® brand ground beef and make your own. The meat is so good, they don’t need any seasoning. Just form and grill!

Clearly this is kismet. And I wanted burgers. So bad, in fact, I made hubby grill them up during a torrential downpour. He really loves me. 🙂

Hubby grilling burgers in the rain
Hubby grilling in the rain

Questions you might have about how to make truffle burgers:

Why don’t you mix truffles into the hamburger? Here I used premade hamburger patties, so there wasn’t an option, but typically you want the essence of truffle, not a ridiculously overwhelming flavor. It has a strong taste to begin with so having just truffle mayo works fine.

What are truffles? A truffle is the fruiting body of a subterranean ascomycete fungus, predominantly one of the many species of the genus Tuber (Wikipedia). A truffle is considered to be a mushroom.

Where are truffle found? Truffles can be found all over, but there are three types that are considered to be edible. French black truffles are considered to be the most rare and special.

What do truffles look like? Simply said, they are ugly. They are an irregular shape and look kinda warty and weird. Like an oddly formed mushroom. They vary in size from small to large.

How much do truffles cost? The most expensive truffles go for $250-$450 per pound. They are expensive because they are rare and hard to forage.

Is this like the Carl’s Jr. Truffle Angus Burger? I haven’t had it, so I don’t know!

Burger with Truffle Mayo
Garlic Truffle Burger

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Also check out our other speciality burger recipes:

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A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Aioli, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll. #gourmetburgers #truffleburgers
Truffle Mushroom Buger

This grilled truffle burger is the what culinary dreams are made of. Come enjoy the delicious umami flavors.

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Garlic Truffle Burgers

4.77 from 17 votes
A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Aioli, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 Certified Angus Beef® brand frozen beef patties
  • 2 cups cremini or shiitake mushrooms , sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fine sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 brioche hamburger rolls
  • 1 cup Truffle Aioli , make ahead


  • In a large frying pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add slices mushrooms, cooking until they reduce in size by 25% and are soft, but still hold their shape and have some texture. Approximately 8 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Cook over indirect heat until burgers reach you desired level of doneness.
  • Top each patty with 2 slices of Swiss cheese. Close lid for 1 minute. Cheese may not be fully melted, but will continue to melt using residual heat.
  • Remove and allow to rest.
  • Place on patty on each brioche roll.
  • Evenly divide Truffle Aioli and cooked mushrooms between burgers.
  • Top and enjoy!
  • If you’v tried this recipe, please come back and leave us a rating and a comment!


Calories: 882 kcal, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 36 g, Fat: 63 g, Saturated Fat: 24 g, Cholesterol: 145 mg, Sodium: 980 mg, Potassium: 562 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 640 IU, Vitamin C: 0.6 mg, Calcium: 532 mg, Iron: 3.9 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 882
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gourmet burgers, Truffle Burger
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the garlic truffle flavors in this. They’re my fave fries, and not they can be my fave burger! Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    IT looks delicious! i will definitely going to try this! I have bookmarked this article for future references! THANKS FOR SHARING THE RECIPE!

  3. 5 stars
    That is so cool that your daughter ate everything!! How fun!! This burger looks fabulous and I love the truffle aioli sauce. YUM! If my burgers looked like this, I’d want to eat them all the time too.

    1. I feel like truffle and aioli are a newer food trend. But once you start, you just can’t go back. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    That is so good that your daughter eats almost anything!
    I was just listening to a podcast about how sad kid’s menus are!
    This burger has definitely put me in the mood for a burger!

    1. She has never eaten of a kid’s menu. Which could come to bite us in the butt later in life when she is ordering truffles and lobster like it is no big deal. LOL. I should give her a good old PB&J one day.

  5. 5 stars
    There are few things I love in life more than a good burger. This garlic truffle burger looks incredible! I would have never thought to do a truffle aioli on a burger but I can’t wait to try it!