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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 161.9
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.0 mg
  • Sodium: 87.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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Mushroom-N-Onion Stuffed Burger

Submitted by: GRILLGUIDE
Mushroom-N-Onion Stuffed Burger

Introduction

Rather than topping your burgers, try stuffing them. Including veggies saves fat and calories, adds moisture and flavor, and offers a surprise twist. Rather than topping your burgers, try stuffing them. Including veggies saves fat and calories, adds moisture and flavor, and offers a surprise twist.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 small portabella mushroom caps, about the size of a tuna can
    1 sweet onion, sliced
    1 lemon, zested and juiced
    1 teaspoon fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    16 ounces lean ground beef, (96% lean 4% fat)

    Special tools: tuna can or burger stuffer

Tips

I picked up a burger stuffer at a local kitchen shop, but a tuna can and a 1/3 cup measuring cup will work just fine.

This recipe is part of "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide: 75 Hearty, Healthy Recipes You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into." It's a must-have companion for all your summer barbecues and potlucks!


Directions

Preheat the grill to 425 degrees.

Place the onions in a cast-iron skillet or grill-safe pan on the preheated grill, and cook for 10 minutes with the grill lid closed. At the same time, cook the mushrooms directly on the grill.

Remove the vegetables from the grill. Stir the onions, then add the lemon zest and juice, pepper, and rosemary.

Assemble the burgers:
Using a can opener, remove the top and bottom from a clean tuna can. Coat the inside of the can with cooking spray. Place the can on a sheet of wax or parchment paper.

Press 2 ounces of ground beef into the can, then hollow out the center with a measuring cup or the back of a spoon.

Fill with 1 mushroom and 1/4 of the onions, then top with another 2 ounces of meat. Pinch the seams to seal in the vegetables. Press down on the burger as you pull up on the can to release the burger.

Reduce the grill heat to 400 degrees. Grill the burgers for 4 minutes, flip, then grill for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160 degrees F.

Remove from grill; serve on a toasted bun (if desired--calories not included), with your choice of toppings.

Serving Size:1 burger






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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    CBANDCB I think the point of cutting the mushys is so that you are not eating a 'lump' in the middle of your burger. An easier way to stuff a burger is to take the meat, roll it into a ball, create a ditch, then stuff the mushys/onions in the ditch surrounding them with meat, flatten, cook. - 7/3/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Im not sure about the calories on this recipe... I think 4 o of ground beef lean or otherwise is much much more then the total 161.9 without the vegetables added in. - 7/13/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very Tasty!!!!! - 7/3/12

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Two ?. "Fill with 1 mushroom and 1/4 of the mushrooms..." Should it be fill with 1 mushroom and 1/4 of the onions? Also, I thought a serving of meat is 3 oz. This is 4 oz total, plus the mushrooms and onions would add some bulk. I'd try to reduce the amount to 3 oz. of meat to lower calories & fat. - 7/3/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I add finely chopped vegetables to ground turkey breast to add flavor and moisture. Ground turkey breast is so lean that it tends to dry out in cooking. I also add salt-free spices to the mixture before cooking. - 7/25/12

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried I was kind of glad to see you used cooked onions there's just some places I don't think raw onions belong - INSIDE a burger is one of them!!! I would be tempted to add peppers and tomatoes as well - 7/3/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    looks good and easy to fix for dinner or lunch - 7/3/12

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is badly written - below, someone else pointed out that "onions" were meant instead of mushrooms. But what is the point of "cut mushrooms in half horizontally"? It looks like one mushroom cap per burger.
    Also - many (most?) modern cans have a rounded bottom that don't allow can-opener removal. - 7/3/12

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  • try - 8/27/13

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  • fabulous and sooo tasty - 8/26/13

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  • I really like that tuna can idea.
    thanks - 7/13/13

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  • I like turkey burgers also but Hubby doesn't so we eat a lot of red meat(beef) but this looks so good think I will indulge tomorrow! - 7/13/13

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  • Can't wait to try it. Look good. - 7/13/13

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Would be nice if I owned a grill! - 7/13/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    error in recipe, to add one quarter of mushrooms should read onions. sounds good. - 7/3/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks good. I am dying for a burger. - 7/3/12

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