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My Favorite Burger for 2

After eating a burger like this at a diner years ago, I tried to lighten up the sandwich without losing the great flavors. Now I can enjoy one more often without feeling guilty! —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced sweet onion
  • 2 kaiser rolls, split
  • 2 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large bowl, combine the onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • On a greased grill rack, grill the patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-6 in. from heat for 4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 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.
  • Spread rolls with cream cheese; top with burgers and mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 402 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.

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