March 16, 2016 10 Comments
I am pretty sure I have never featured a recipe with the title “cheeseburger” before.
Why? I haven’t found a recipe that approached healthy. This take on "cheeseburger" is different because we are using mushrooms and a little bit of beef to get a tasty cheeseburger bite.
This isn’t your 1/2 pound double cheeseburger with bacon, mayo, and barbecue sauce.
My family ate these for dinner happily - though my husband renamed them "dirt burgers". They are not attractive without the tomatoes.
Don’t be afraid of mushrooms because of the dirt. I learned a new method of washing them that makes it go fast. Simply fill a bowl with cold water, dunk the mushrooms, and swish them around until the dirt falls off. Place them on paper towels and dry them and you are good to go. I used to wipe them individually and I have found that isn’t necessary.
Buying a ¼ pound of beef is next to impossible unless you have a butcher. I bought a pound and then froze the rest for another recipe.
Have you made cheeseburger mushrooms?
Cheeseburger Mushrooms Recipe
Makes 15-20 mushrooms
2 pounds Cremini or Baby Bella mushrooms
¼ pound ground beef
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
dash of cayenne
3 thin slices cheddar cheese
1 large tomato sliced
6 basil leaves
Heat oven to 350 F. Wash the mushrooms in a large bowl of water, dunking them until the dirt is off. Dry with paper towels. Remove mushroom stems and chop half of them (discard the other half or save for another purpose). Mix in a medium bowl with beef, avocado, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and cayenne.
Place mushroom caps on a rimmed baking sheet. Place beef mixture in each cap and top with a small slice of cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Top with tomato slice and basil leaf and serve immediately.
One mushroom is 50 calories, 2.3 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 3.4 g carbohydrates, 1.2 g sugar, 4.5 g protein, 1.1 g fiber, 41 mg sodium, 1 SmartPt
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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