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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 511.5
  • Total Fat: 28.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 98.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,071.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 29.5 g

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Smothered Burgers





Ingredients

    Cooking spray
    2 cups vertically sliced onion
    2 teaspoons sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
    1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 pound ground round
    4 (1-ounce) slices Texas toast
    1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

Prepare grill.

Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove onion from pan, and keep warm.

Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt; saute 5 minutes or until tender.

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and beef. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Preheat broiler.

Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place bread on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until toasted.

Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Top each bread slice with 1 patty, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup mushrooms, and 2 tablespoons cheese; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
Yield: 4 servings

Hot on the Grill. Everything you need for cookouts--except the charcoal at Cooking Light.

Recipe Copyright Cooking Light Magazine






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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    For Heaven's sake, think, people! Leave out the sugar, salt, use ground turkey...whatever! Recipes are just ideas! They don't have to be slavishly followed! Sorry, my fatigue is showing. - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quite a bit of work, but well worth the effort. Great for a casual dinner party, but not something I cook on a weeknight when we're in a hurry. Tastes fantastic. - 3/9/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It is hard to believe that this is a Cooking Light recipe! Texas Toast? They are so tasty and full of fat that they are sinful! But the main idea of the recipe is good and can be adapted to ones needs without sacrificing taste. - 7/31/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make a variation of this for my fmaily. Extra extra lean ground beef, seasoned, sweet onions (no sugar, no salt added, sautee''d with worcestershire) I serve the burger sans bread, top it with horseradish, fat free cheddar, and the sautee'd onions. I serve it with steamed broccoli and wild rice. - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing. It does take a solid 30 minutes to prepare but it's well worth it! - 11/28/07

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  • I will sub ground venison for the beef. Venison is much leaner than beef. Omit the sugar, salt and mushrooms. This sounds really good. - 4/18/11

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  • Pretty good I left out sugar added Barbaque sauce and I used turkey. Good on the Grill I didn't put it on Texas toast instead I soaked some oat bread in water and added it to the meat mix ture. Iprefer to a bun - 7/31/08

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  • I wouldn't use the sugar,not that much salt. I usually use lean ground chuck, or the round. I have a grill skillet, that I use, if I don't grill outside. I also put my onion in the microwave ,or on the grill. Makes great cheeseburgers, at home. - 7/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't this it is worth it so I won't be making it. Too many calories. - 7/31/08

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  • Actually, I have run into a couple of Sparkers on SP trying to GAIN weight appropriately so this is perfect for them. - 7/31/08

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  • I did the whole thing on the grill- using a cast iron frying pan-
    I did use "Light" bread- and omitted the sugar- I also used low fat swiss cheese (trying lowfat pepper jack next time) - I'm feeding 5 people so I mix 1pd chuck w/ 1 pd grnd turkey- flavors still good but costs less and less fat-
    - 7/31/08

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  • When you compare this to a fast food burger of similar portion size, it is healthier and tastier too. I could fit this into my 1400 calories a day if I really wanted a beefy burger. Rather this than feel deprived and go for the fast food burger and fries. - 7/31/08

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  • I think I will try it and make some adjustments. Sounds good if you leave off the texas toast and sugar. - 7/31/08

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  • Yes, I left out the sugar and salt, added garlic and basil. I also made it with half turkey and half very lean beef and used toasted multigrain bread instead of the Texas Toast. Good change of pace and a nice treat. I didn't find it too time consuming at all. - 7/31/08

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was horrible! - 7/31/08

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  • Sounds good but I would make adjustments. No sugar, no Texas toast, use EXTRA LEAN beef or ground turkey breast meat. - 7/31/08

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  • i think i may try it. my family would like it too, i'm going to try it without the sugar. - 7/31/08

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  • Great - 7/31/08

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  • Scrumptious sounding! - 7/31/08

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  • When cooking onions I do not use sugar since onions have natural sugar in them. I alos add sliced bell peppers and minced garlic. I also do not us salt.

    I have had this over both beef burgers and veggie burgers. - 7/31/08

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  • I substituted ground turkey; also used potato bread instead of texas toast. It was very tasty, and I will definitely make it again! - 8/1/07

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