Beef and Mushroom Burgers
Delicious, juicy beef burgers that use less meat and more vegetables.
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baby bella mushrooms or white button mushrooms
93% lean ground beef
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
whole wheat buns, toasted or grilled, if desired
Chop mushrooms into 1/4-inch pieces.
Add oil to medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan, place in medium mixing bowl, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Place mushrooms in a food processor or blender and pulse until they take on a paste-like consistency, about 10-15 seconds.
Add the mushrooms back to the mixing bowl and add beef, black pepper, eggs, breadcrumbs, basil, and Worcestershire sauce. Combine thoroughly. Form mixture into 4 patties of equal size.
Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
Cook burgers for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temperature of 160˚F.
To serve, place patties on buns with desired toppings
Per serving (burger and bun):
360 calories; 11 grams fat (3 grams saturated fat); 141 milligrams cholesterol; 771 milligrams sodium; 40 grams carbohydrate; 5 grams fiber; 27 grams protein