Blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground beef adds great flavor, moisture, and even fiber to these no-bun burgers. Garlicky cucumber-yogurt sauce is tasty Middle Eastern–inspired alternative to standard ketchup and mustard. Served with a juicy slice of fresh tomato and crisp butter lettuce, these burgers are naturally gluten-free. Double the greens and tomato and call it a burger salad. If you're in the mood for bun, try these tucked into warm whole-wheat pitas instead.

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill or a grill pan to medium-high (about 450°F). Place mushrooms in a food processor, and process until minced, about 1 minute.

  • Combine mushrooms, ground sirloin, oil, pepper, and 3/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; gently shape into 4 (4-inch) patties, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Stir together cucumber, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Place burgers on grill grate, and grill, uncovered, to desired degree of doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.

  • Place 2 lettuce leaves on each plate; top each with a burger patty, tomato slice, red onion slice, and 1 heaping tablespoon yogurt mixture.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; fat 19g; saturated fat 6g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 1g; sugars 3g; sodium 447mg.