Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Serve on a gluten-free hamburger bun.


"A good burger is not a coincidence."
-Bryan Holmes

The refrigerator light goes on...

Hamburgers are rich and savory on their own, but this recipe takes that to a new level. All of the ingredients are full of great umami flavor - mushrooms, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, beef, and cheddar cheese.

The best part is that one burger has only 300 calories. Serve this with Parsnip Fries for the perfect meal.


Mushroom Cheddarburgers

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 burger with bun

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Cooked burgers keep well but should reheated with care to avoid overcooking.

Serve with Parsnip French Fries

1 tsp olive oil
8 ounces small crimini mushrooms (thinly sliced)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
4 ounces 95% lean ground beef
2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese (grated)
2 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns

Mushroom Cheddarburger

Place the olive oil in a medium skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the mushrooms and sauté, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are well caramelized. Place the mushrooms in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes.

While the mushrooms are cooking, in a small bowl mix together the Worcestershire sauce and the mustard.

When the mushrooms are cool, chop them into a small dice and add them to the bowl with the Worcestershire/mustard mixture. Add the ground beef and the cheese, then mix thoroughly and pat into 2 burgers.

Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat and when the pan is hot, add the burgers. Cook on one side for 5-8 minutes, turn over, and cook for another 5-8 minutes.

Serve on a whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 burger with bun

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 299 Calories from Fat 89
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
    Saturated Fat 3g 14%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 512mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 21% Iron 24%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 852 mg
Magnesium 48 mg