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Scrum-Delicious Burgers

I'm not sure where this recipe originated, but it's one of my family's summertime favorites. I usually serve these juicy mushroom 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


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, garlic salt and pepper. Shape into 6 patties, 3/4 in. thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese, mushrooms, bacon and mayonnaise; chill.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-7 minutes on each side. 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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Using lean ground beef instead of beef that’s 80% lean saves 45 calories per 4-ounce serving of beef. Lean ground beef is also 29% lower in saturated fat.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 burger: 480 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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    • 2124arizona
      Jul 1, 2017

      Great straight off the grill! Definitely a keeper!!

    • heymelodija
      Jun 27, 2017

      Delicious! I made these for supper tonight, and my husband said that they're the best homemade burgers I've ever made. We'll be having these again!

    • theresahill
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      Sep 16, 2015


    • Rose0508
      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
      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
      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
      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
      Jul 17, 2013

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

    • chochste
      Jun 10, 2013

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