This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Serve on a gluten-free hamburger bun.
"A good burger is not a coincidence."
Hamburgers are rich and savory on their own, but this recipe takes that to a new level. All of the ingredients are full of great umami flavor – mushrooms, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, beef, and cheddar cheese.
The best part is that one burger has only 300 calories. Serve this with Parsnip Fries for the perfect meal.
Worcestershire is a county in England. The sauce was, however, developed in India by Englishmen and originally bottled back in Worcester, England (hence the name). It contains vinegar, molasses, cloves, anchovies, tamarind, chili peppers, shallots, garlic and onion among other things. It has a great flavor and the low-sodium versions are indistinguishable from the traditional Worcestershire sauce.
1 tsp. low-sodium Worcestershire sauce = 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 0g protein, 1g carbohydrates, 20mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 2 | Serving size =1 burger with bun
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Cooked burgers keep well but should reheated with care to avoid overcooking.
Serve with Parsnip French Fries
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|8 ounces||small crimini mushrooms (thinly sliced)|
|1 Tbsp||Worcestershire sauce|
|1 tsp||Dijon mustard|
|4 ounces||95% lean ground beef|
|2 ounces||reduced-fat cheddar cheese (grated)|
|2||whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns|
Place the olive oil in a medium skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the mushrooms and sauté, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are well caramelized. Place the mushrooms in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes.
While the mushrooms are cooking, in a small bowl mix together the Worcestershire sauce and the mustard.
When the mushrooms are cool, chop them into a small dice and add them to the bowl with the Worcestershire/mustard mixture. Add the ground beef and the cheese, then mix thoroughly and pat into 2 burgers.
Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat and when the pan is hot, add the burgers. Cook on one side for 5-8 minutes, turn over, and cook for another 5-8 minutes.
Serve on a whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired.
Serving size = 1 burger with bun
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 299||Calories from Fat 89|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 10g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 26g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C 2%|
|Calcium 21%||Iron 24%|
|Vitamin K 2 mcg||Potassium 852 mg|
|Magnesium 48 mg|