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Feta Mushroom Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

I got this recipe from my son-in-law and I tweaked it to make it healthier. The burgers are so quick to whip up on the grill on busy nights. —Dolores Block, Frankenmuth, Michigan
Feta Mushroom Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 Italian turkey sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled feta or blue cheese
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns or sourdough rolls, split
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties. Mix vinegar and oil; brush over mushrooms.
  2. Place burgers, mushrooms and onion on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill covered until a thermometer inserted in burgers reads 160° and mushrooms and onion are tender, 4-6 minutes per side.
  3. Fill mushroom caps with cheese; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. Grill buns, cut side down, until toasted, 30-60 seconds. Serve burgers on buns; top with mushrooms, basil and onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 371 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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