My Favorite Burger Recipe
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My Favorite Burger Recipe

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“After having a burger similar to this at a diner years ago, I tried to lighten it up without losing the great flavors. Now I can enjoy one more often without feeling guilty!” -Kristen Swihart – Perrysburg, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 410 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 737mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir mushrooms and onion over medium heat until onion is golden brown. Grill rolls for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  4. Spread rolls with cream cheese; top with burgers and mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as My Favorite Burger in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p50

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dpeaches409 User ID: 5306053 209923
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"For some reason it did not mark my rating correctly. It was great."

dpeaches409 User ID: 5306053 157673
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"Oh, this is a great recipe. To put my twist on it I chopped the onion put it inside the burger and cooked it. Delicious."

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