Beef and Veal: Beef and Veal Dishes: Beef and Mushroom Burgers

Craving a burger? Forget takeout, make your own! Our Recipe Makeover shows you how to make it with less calories and fat than the burgers you'll find at your local burger place.
Per serving: 452 calories and 14g fat.
Saves: 375 calories and 42g fat

Author: Fresh Finesse - adapted by CalorieKing staff
Date: December 27, 2012

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 2 small patty servings

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

    A regular "All-American" quarter-pound hamburger can be very high in calories, fat, cholesterol, saturated fat, and sodium. CalorieKing adapted the tasty Beef and Mushroom Burgers, streamlining the recipe further. Our adapted version uses less meat (97% extra lean), a smaller egg, darker green lettuce, and less salt and sauce.
  Recipe Makeover

    2 Tbsp olive oil (+ extra for pan)
    14 oz raw cup mushrooms, finely chopped
    14 oz extra lean ground beef (97% lean, such as Healthy Choice)
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 pinch each of salt and ground black pepper
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 medium egg, lightly beaten
    4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split
    1 1/2 cup shredded dark green lettuce
    1 large tomato, sliced
    4 Tbsp barbeque sauce

  Traditional Recipe

    1 1/2 Tbsp oil
    1 lb regular ground beef (70% lean)
    1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup white bread crumbs
    4 white hamburger buns, split
    1/2 cup ketchup, to serve
    1/4 cup regular mayonnaise
    12 cup pickle slices

Directions:

    Place 2 tablespoons oil into a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high and heat until hot. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until pan juices have evaporated. Remove from heat, drain excess liquid and set aside for 10 minutes.

    Combine mushrooms, ground beef, onion, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Mix well using your hands. Form mixture into eight patties, place onto a lightly oiled tray, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Cook patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.

    Grill hamburger buns. Top each bun base with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato and two patties. Drizzle with barbecue sauce to serve.

Variations:

    For variety, Firecracker Salsa can substitute for barbecue sauce (see below for recipe).

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:452 cals827 cals
Kilojoules:1,892 kJ3,462 kJ
Fat14.0 g56.0 g
Carbohydrates51.0 g55.0 g
Protein33.0 g46.0 g
Cholesterol47.0 mg146.0 mg
Sodium599 mg1,665 mg
Saturated Fat2.0 g16.0 g
Fiber5.3 g1.7 g
Calcium80.0 mg98.0 mg
Total Sugars16.0 g10.7 g

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