Cheeseburgers, Cheese Dips and Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms – Mushroom Masters Wildcard

Mushroom Burger, Mushroom Cheese Dip and Stuffed Mushrooms
Where have you been for the last three weeks?!

If you’ve been anywhere else but here, you’ve been missing out on the Mushroom Masters, a month-long Tournament of Taste during which we feature weekly head-to-head-to-head culinary competitions with food bloggers from Australia, Canada and the United States. Each week during September, different bloggers submit original recipes and photos that use that week’s selected mushroom variety. So far, we’ve seen perfect portabella mushrooms, cute-as-a button mushrooms and th ever-so-holy shiitake mushrooms.

In this fourth and final round of the Mushroom Masters, the bloggers get to choose their own variety in a Wildcard Week. Kath of Kath Eats Real Food represents the US with an autumnal recipe for Rosemary, Brie and Hazelnut Stuffed Mushrooms. Kevin from Closet Cooking is representing Canada with his Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip and Peter from Souvlaki for the Soul has entered a recipe for a meaty Mushroom Haloumi Burger for Australia.

You can find the full recipe from each blogger on their respective country’s sites: Australian Mushroom Growers Association, Mushrooms Canada and the Mushroom Council — but make sure to scroll down this post to check out the gorgeous photos and vote for your favorite recipe here on Tastespotting.

But before we get to this last week’s competition, let’s recap the standings from previous weeks:

Week 1 Portabella Playoff Winner: Canada – Oh Oh She Glows Stuffed Portabella Pizza

Week 2 Button Battle Winner: Australia – Kitchen Wench’s Lasagna with Slow Roasted Mushrooms

Week 3 Shiitake Showdown Winner: Australia – Fig & Cherry’s Shiitake Mushroom Okonomiyaki

Week 4 Wildcard Winner: Who will it be? Australia is already up 2 and Canada has 1 win. Will this final round be the one in which the US finally takes a win?

Recipe from Australia: Grilled Haloumi Burger

Grilled Haloumi Cheese Burger
Click to get the complete recipe at Australian Mushroom Growers Association

Recipe from Canada: Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip

Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip
Click to get the complete recipe at Mushrooms Canada

Recipe from US: Rosemary, Brie and Hazelnut Stuffed Mushrooms

Brie Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Click to get the complete recipe on the Mushroom Council site

Vote below, and check back next week to see which country — Australia, Canada or the US — wins the Mushroom Masters Wildcard Week!

Which country should win the Mushroom Masters Wildcard Week?

  • USA: Rosemary Hazelnut Brie Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms (32% Votes)
  • CAN: Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip (32% Votes)
  • AUS: Grilled Mushroom Haloumi Burger (36% Votes)

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by Sarah J. Gim on September 21, 2010 · 14 comments

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