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Smothered Burgers

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices Texas toast
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 393
  • caloriesfromfat 40 %
  • fat 17.5 g
  • satfat 7.5 g
  • monofat 6.7 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 31.1 g
  • carbohydrate 27.1 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 91 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 786 mg
  • calcium 204 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove onion from pan, and keep warm.

  3. Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt; saute 5 minutes or until tender.

  4. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and beef. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

  5. Preheat broiler.

  6. Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place bread on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until toasted.

  7. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Top each bread slice with 1 patty, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup mushrooms, and 2 tablespoons cheese; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts.