Mushroom Pizza Burgers Recipe

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There is nothing better than a good, grilled burger for a picnic. This one fills the bill, and it is especially good with its zesty pizza touch.—Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 333 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. In a small skillet coated with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and onion for 3 minutes. Add garlic and oregano; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms, basil, egg white, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into six patties.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill patties, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and meat juices run clear. Top patties with cheese and tomato sauce. Serve over buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mushroom Pizza Burgers in Country Woman September/October 2003, p37

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