Beefy Mushroom Burgers

These protein-packed burgers are also loaded up with vitamin D, thanks to the juicy mushrooms.

Beefy Mushroom Burger
 Claire Benoist

Mushrooms do more than slash calories, fat, and cholesterol—their umami, or savory taste, intensifies the flavor of the food into which they’re mixed. What’s more, mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 377; protein: 30g; carbs: 4g; fat: 13.5g; saturated fat: 2g; fiber: 7g; cholesterol: 151mg; sodium: 790mg

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

12 min.

  • 6 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 deli thin buns

Chop mushrooms into ¼" pieces. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp canola oil. Place mushrooms in pan and sauté for 3–5 minutes. Drain. Return mushrooms to pan, and season with salt and pepper.