Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe

Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms

A Flavorful Snack Delight

Mushrooms have always been a favourite ingredient for appetizers and snacks due to their versatility and unique flavor. If you’re looking to elevate your culinary game and impress your guests, then look no further than the tantalizing combination of mushrooms, cream cheese, herbs, and finely chopped beef jerky. These Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms are a delightful treat that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Stuffed mushrooms have been enjoyed for centuries, and it’s no wonder why. The hollowed-out mushroom caps provide the perfect vessel for a variety of fillings, allowing for endless creativity in the kitchen. In this recipe, we take a bold twist by incorporating cream cheese, herbs, and the intense flavor of finely chopped beef jerky into the filling.

To start, you’ll need 24 large mushrooms. Choose mushrooms with firm caps and sturdy stems, such as cremini or button mushrooms. Gently clean them and remove the stems, creating a well to hold the flavorful stuffing. Set aside the caps and let’s focus on the filling.

The star of this recipe is undoubtedly the cream cheese. Its creamy and tangy profile pairs beautifully with the savoury notes of the beef jerky. In a mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese with finely chopped beef jerky. The beef jerky should be chopped into small pieces to ensure even distribution throughout the filling.

To enhance the flavor profile, add freshly chopped parsley and chives. These herbs bring a fresh and vibrant touch, complementing the richness of the cream cheese and beef jerky. Sprinkle in garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, giving the filling a well-rounded and aromatic taste.

With all the ingredients combined, it’s time

to fill the mushroom caps. Take each mushroom cap and generously spoon the cream cheese mixture into the hollowed-out centre. Press the filling down slightly to ensure it sticks together and fills the entire cap. The mushrooms should be generously filled, creating a mouthwatering bite in every bite.

Next, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and prepare a baking sheet. Line the sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat it with cooking spray to prevent the mushrooms from sticking. Place the stuffed mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly.

Now, it’s time to bake these delectable treats. Pop the baking sheet into the preheated oven and let the mushrooms cook for approximately 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them, as the cooking time may vary depending on the size of the mushrooms. You’ll know they’re done when the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown on top.

Once cooked, remove the mushrooms from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. It’s important to exercise caution when handling them, as the filling will be hot. The mushrooms can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature, making them a convenient and versatile appetizer.

Now, imagine biting into one of these Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms. The earthy flavor of the mushroom combines harmoniously with the creamy and savoury filling. The cream cheese adds a luscious texture, while the herbs bring a burst of freshness. And let’s not forget about the star ingredient—the finely chopped beef jerky. Its rich, smoky taste elevates the mushrooms to a whole new level, providing a satisfying umami kick.

These Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms are not only incredibly delicious but also visually appealing. The golden-brown tops and the contrast between the mushrooms and the filling create an appetizing presentation that will entice your guests.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, a game night, or simply craving a flavorful snack, these mushrooms are the perfect choice. They make an excellent finger food, allowing your guests to indulge in a burst of flavors with every bite.

So, the next time you’re looking for an appetizer that combines creamy cheese, aromatic herbs, and the boldness of beef jerky, give these Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms a try. They are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and you might find yourself making them on repeat. Enjoy the irresistible delight of these savoury and cheesy mushroom treats!

Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms

These Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms are a delightful appetizer that brings together the earthy flavor of mushrooms with a creamy and savoury filling. The star ingredient, finely chopped beef jerky, adds a bold and smoky kick, complemented by aromatic herbs and tangy cream cheese. Baked to perfection, these visually appealing treats are perfect for impressing guests at any occasion or enjoying as a flavorful snack. Whether served warm or at room temperature, these mouthwatering mushrooms are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser and will have everyone coming back for seconds.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pieces

Equipment

  • 1 Baking sheet:
  • Aluminum foil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or small scoop
  • Cooking spray
  • Cutting Board and Knife
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 24 large mushrooms (cremini or button mushrooms)
  • 8 ounces (227g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped beef jerky
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly coat the foil with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Gently clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Create a well in each mushroom cap to hold the filling, and set aside the caps.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and finely chopped beef jerky. Make sure the beef jerky is chopped into small pieces for even distribution.
  • Add the freshly chopped parsley and chives to the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle in the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix everything thoroughly to create a well-rounded and aromatic filling.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture generously into the hollowed-out center of each mushroom cap. Press the filling down slightly to ensure it sticks together and fills the entire cap.
  • Place the stuffed mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
  • Bake the mushrooms in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown on top. Keep an eye on them, as the cooking time may vary depending on the size of the mushrooms.
  • Once cooked, remove the mushrooms from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Exercise caution when handling them, as the filling will be hot.
  • The Cheesy Beef Jerky-Stuffed Mushrooms can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature, making them a convenient and versatile appetizer.
  • Serve these delightful treats to impress your guests with the harmonious combination of earthy mushrooms, creamy and savory filling, fresh herbs, and the bold flavor of beef jerky.

Notes

Enjoy the irresistible delight of these savoury and cheesy mushroom treats! They are sure to be a hit at any gathering or event.
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Keyword cheesy beef jerky stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms