We all need some red meat in our lives every once in awhile! With that being said let me just tell you about this burger right here. I'm normally not one to ever want to eat burgers, but since becoming pregnant they are almost one of my favorite things to eat 🙂 My husband was actually in awe when I told him I was making burgers for dinner. I decided to add some mushrooms to this beautiful concoction and it was everything I thought it would be. It was also grilled to perfection! As a result, I've now learned that I like my burgers medium well 😉 Who knew?!
I have also made these juice burgers using ground turkey, as well! You can definitely get away with some ground chicken burgers also. The mushrooms is what makes these burgers what they are so make sure you add those mushrooms in 🙂
Grill vs. Bake
The difference between grilling and baking is with grilling, the heat source is located below the food. So, because of this grilling allows the fat to cook out and drip away. Grilled meats tend to be a little bit healthier because of this reason. Baking is still healthier than frying and is always an option I use in the cooler months.
I love grilling season. In fact, summer is my favorite season, by far. I love just being able to hang outside with my family and friends and enjoy what nature has to offer. I also decided to grill some red onions and add them to the mix and we can't forget the cheese! What's a burger without cheese? Or for that matter, what is almost anything without some cheese 🙂 and, of course, I used whole wheat buns! My mouth is actually watering right now remembering the taste of this burger. I think I may need to make this again in the very near future. I hope you all enjoy this mushroom burger just as much as my family did!
Ingredients to make mushroom burgers
If you want to go with the red meat you will need one pound of ground beef - 80% or 90% lean (I would prefer 90, but my husband wouldn't allow it, lol! Or just get one pound of ground turkey meat. You will also need 1 small red onion, cut into slices, 1 tbsp. McCormicks montreal steak seasoning or hamburger seasoning.
You will also need 1 tsp. paprika, ½ tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp. avocado oil, 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, and 1 tsp kosher salt. I also added some cheese for topping (your choice) and served them on whole wheat buns. If you are need of some McCormicks seasoning, here is a four pack of the 4 my household uses the most during grilling season. McCormicks Grill Mate Seasonings!
How to make mushroom burgers
First, chop mushrooms up, diced. Then, heat 1 tbsp. oil in a med. skillet over med. heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and the liquid has evaporated, about 5 min. Next, add 2 tbsp. vinegar, garlic powder, and paprika; cook, stirring 2 minutes. Place in a bowl and let cool.
Toss chopped red onion in a small bowl with remaining 2 tsp. each oil and vinegar and ¼ tsp. salt. Then, add beef and remaining ¼ tsp. salt to mushroom mix; mix well. Mix in McCormicks seasoning and form patties with hands and grill on a preheated grill to your liking. You will grill the onions, as well and top burgers with cheese and cook until melted. Finally, assemble burgers on buns, topped with onions.
Nutrition Tip * each burger is 531 calories
- small non-stick skillet
- mixing bowl
- 1 lb ground beef (90% lean) or ground turkey
- 1 small red onion sliced
- 1 tbsp McCormicks Montreal Steak seasoning or Hamburger seasoning
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- reduced fat cheese for topping
- whole wheat buns
- First, chop up mushrooms, diced. Heat oil in a small skillet set to medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and liquid has evaporated, about 5 min.
- Next, add 2 tbsp vinegar, garlic powder, and paprika; cook, stirring 2 minutes. Place in a bowl and let cool.
- Toss sliced red onion in a bowl with remaining 2 tsp each of oil and vinegar and ¼ tsp salt.
- Then, add beef or turkey and remaining ¼ tsp salt to mushroom mix. Mix well!
- Stir in McCormicks seasoning and combine well. Form patties with hands and grill on preheated grill to desired temp. Grill red onions along with patties. Add cheese on top of meat until melted.
- To form burgers, use whole wheat buns and top with burgers and sliced onions.