Smothered Burgers

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 393
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Fat: 17.5g
  • Saturated fat: 7.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 31.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.1g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 91mg
  • Iron: 4.4mg
  • Sodium: 786mg
  • Calcium: 204mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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