Beef & Mushroom ‘Blended Burger’ with Spicy Snap Beans
Dinner and a movie is a classic combination. That is why Turner Classic Movies has partnered with PeachDish to bring you delicious menus inspired by some of the greatest movies ever made. This June we offer meals inspired by some of the iconic Hollywood musicals spotlighted in TCM’s Mad About Musicals!, airing all day Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. Try the Beef & Mushroom Blended Burger with Yankee Doodle Dandy, airing Thursday, June 14th at 8:00pm ET on TCM. Yankee Doodle Dandy is a fitting salute to the music of George M. Cohan, as well as to the musical talent of its star: James Cagney, in his Oscar-winning role. Cohan had been an American musical institution in the early years of the twentieth century, and as war clouds began to gather in the early 1940s it was inevitable that there would be a film based on the life of the man who wrote “Over There”, “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” Although claims of its origin and invention are widely contested, the hamburger reigns supreme as an undeniably American dish. The iconic sandwich was already recognizable throughout the country in the 1940s, but it's come a long way since then. Grass-fed beef has the upper hand over conventionally raised beef in that it offers fuller flavor and more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But when the overall flavor is further enhanced by blending it with chopped mushrooms, this burger becomes an even better choice. And it tastes great, too. Topped with shaved Parmesan and served on a bun with a side of sriracha-spiced green beans, it’s a grand old meal.