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Northwest Harvest Burger with Wild Mushrooms

I picked all the main ingredients from the farmer's market.
My daughter doesn't really care for burgers, but she loves cheese and apple slices with any nut butter as a dip. She thinks the combinatiion is great.

Ingredients 

1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp gd chipotle powder
1 tbsp Penzey's jerk seasoning for chicken
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 lb ground chuck
1 lb ground sirloin
1/3 lb ground pork

8 oz raw filbert nuts (hazelnuts)
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp kosher salt

8 oz chantrelle mushrooms
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 extra large granny smith apples
1 lemon
1large walla walla onion
8 oz Rogue Creamery Oregon blue cheese divided into 6 portions
6 brioche hamburger buns

Instructions 

Place ground meats into a large mixing bowl. Combine paprika, chipotle, jerk seasoning, salt, pepper and sprinkle onto meat. Gently mix the meats by hand until
evenly imxed together. Form into 6 balls and shape into
patties 5 inches in diameter. Refrigerate while prepping
other ingredients.
Roast the hazelnuts on a small rimmed baking sheet at
300 degrees until nicelt toasted (about 10-15 minutes)
Rub the hazelnuts in a kitchen towel to remove the skins. Place nuts the bowl of a food processor and
process until they start to break up into small pieces
(about 10-15 seconds) with the processor running,
add the canola oil and process until a fairly smooth butter
forms (another 15-20 seconds). Set aside. Slice the
mushrooms into 1/4 inch slices. Core the apples and slice 3/8 inches thick Squeeze lemon and brush juice on
cut surfaces of apple. Slice onion 1/4 inch thick.
Preheat gas grill on high for 15 minutes. Clean grill and Place 12 inch cast iron skillet off to one side of grill surface and heat for another 15 minutes. Add olive oil and butter to skillet along with mushrooms. Oil grates and put burgers on the grill. Saute until browned on the edges, heated through and softened slightly,about 4 minutes. Remove skillet andcover to keep warm. Flip burgers Cook another 4-5 minutes.During the lst 2 minutes, divide mushrooms evenly on top of burgers and top that with blue cheese Place apple slices on the grill. Cook 2 minutes on each side. Put buns on grill
and toast until lightly browned (1-2 minutes)
Place onion slice on bun bottom, then apple slice. Top
apple with generous 1-2 tbsp hazelnut butter. Put
burgers and bun tops on and serve.