Scrum-Delicious Burgers Recipe
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Scrum-Delicious Burgers Recipe

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I'm not sure where this recipe originated, but it's one of my family's summertime favorites. I usually serve these juicy burgers when we have company. The guests rave about the flavorful cheesy topping. It's fun to serve a burger that's a little more special. —Wendy Sommers, West Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup canned sliced mushrooms
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 480 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, garlic salt and pepper. Shape into six patties, 3/4 in. thick.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, mushrooms, bacon and mayonnaise; chill.
  3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. During the last 3 minutes, spoon 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture onto each burger. Serve on buns, with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Scrum-Delicious Burgers in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p25

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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theresahill User ID: 6140480 249749
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016


venkiness User ID: 8542853 232978
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015


Rose0508 User ID: 1540135 229972
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"No canned mushrooms! Use fresh, chopped baby bellas. Also, add a tablespoon or two of steak sauce to the beef mixture for more flavor."

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 7344
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"These were so flavorful! I browned the onion before adding it to the hamburger otherwise, followed the recipe. Will definitely make these again."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 5627
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"The topping was good, but the amount it made only allowed a small amount for each burger. Therefore, the flavors really didn't come through. I omitted the mushrooms. I would recommend increasing the mayonnaise. Overall, the burgers were really plain-tasting compared to some of the other recipes I use."

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 4089
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"Lucious Burger.Only one substitution. Try browning fresh little cremeni mushrooms in butter until crisp. Don't add to cheese mixture. Add to burger when you are ready to serve. Nice deep flavor !!!!"

marianelevans User ID: 462578 7157
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"This was great!!! I even made it with Swiss Cheese and it was great also."

chochste User ID: 4920286 4668
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"We had some topping left over and tried it on some boneless pork chops on the grill. WOW!"

carol58d User ID: 735386 2557
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Made the sauce for our burgers tonight, my hubby said I was on to something and it was a keeper. Will be making it again."

Wingding52 User ID: 6432297 6498
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Nothing really special about this recipe as far as ingredients. Basically a bacon/mushroom cheese burger.

I omitted the garlic salt and used real garlic."

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