Friday, June 22, 2012

Summertime Burgers with Sauteed Mushrooms

It's summertime, which means backyards (YEA! We finally have one!), barbecues, and beers.  Everyone has their own variations of the burger.  Some like those uber huge burgers, loaded with everything but the kitchen sink.  I on the other hand, do not.  I like a simple, healthy burger, that's full of flavor, and can easily be made in 15-20 minutes.


1 lb. All natural, organic ground beef (90%/10%)  
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 egg (organic)
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I actually used just a smidgen more)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano 
1 package fresh mushrooms - stems and pieces
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. olive oil
100 calorie whole wheat pits


In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onions, egg, bread crumbs, and spices.  Use your hands to mix until combined.  Break the mixture into four patties and wrap individually in tin foil until ready to cook.  (These will still be great to cook the next day as left-overs!)

To cook burgers:

Heat a pan on medium-high and coat with cooking spray.  Cook the burgers for about 5-7 minutes a side, with the cover on the pan.  Use a meat thermometer to test the inside (who likes over-cooked burgers anyways?!?!).

While the burgers are cooking, heat a small pan on medium heat.  Add 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tbsp. minced garlic.  Once hot, add in the mushrooms to saute.  These will take about 7 minutes, or until the mushrooms are mostly brown... be sure to stir often.

Toast pitas, if desired.

Build your burger... bottom bun, burger, Wholly Guacamole, sauteed mushrooms, top bun.

Be sure to pair with your favorite beer.  Lately I'm loving Magic Hat Elder Better.

What's your favorite burger topping?  What are other healthy ways you have prepared this summer essential?

~Eat Well and Be Happy~

1 comment:

  1. Any type of cheese is my favorite burger topping. This looks yummy.