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Feta Mushroom Burgers

My son-in-law gave me this recipe 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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • Combine first 4 ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties. Mix vinegar and oil; brush over mushrooms.
  • Place burgers, mushrooms and onion on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer inserted in burgers reads 165° and mushrooms and onion are tender, 4-6 minutes per side.
  • 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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