Beef and Mushroom Burgers

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


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 4 x 2 small patty servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

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.

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  • 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
  • 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


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.


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

Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse - adapted by CalorieKing staff

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 452 cals
Kilojoules 1,892 kJ
Fat 14.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 599 mg
Carbohydrates 51.0 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Total Sugars 16.0 g
Protein 33.0 g
Calcium 80.0 mg
CALORIES 827 cals
Kilojoules 3,462 kJ
Fat 56.0 g
Saturated Fat 16.0 g
Cholesterol 146 mg
Sodium 1,665 mg
Carbohydrates 55.0 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Total Sugars 10.7 g
Protein 46.0 g
Calcium 98.0 mg
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