Savory Mushroom Beef Burgers

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 (about 8 medium patties) Cost Per Serving $2.85
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3 cupsMushrooms (any type)
1 lbsLean Ground Beef
1 cupCooked Bulgur (in bowl, cover ½ cup dry with 1 cup hot water, let sit for 10 minutes, drain any excess water)
1 tbspWorcestershire Sauce
1/2 cupGreen Onion, finely chopped
1/4 cupSundried Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tbspGrape Seed or Avocado Oil
2 tbsp*Dried Mushroom Powder (optional)
1/2 tspSea Salt & Black Pepper
ToppingsBuns, Tomato, Lettuce, Pickle, Condiments etc.


  1. Pulse the mushrooms in a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Combine mushrooms with cooked bulgur, sundried tomatoes, green onion, and oil. Mix until well combined.
  3. Combine the mushroom mixture with the ground beef, Worcestershire and mushroom powder, very gently. Do not compact the mixture too much.
  4. Form into patties.
  5. Cook over a medium hot grill about 2 minutes per side to get light grill marks. Then move to the side of the grill with no flame and cover the barbecue.
  6. Cook until the internal temperature (measured with a food thermometer) is 160°F.
  7. Add your bun, favorite toppings and condiments.
  8. * To make mushroom powder (take a handful of dried mushrooms and grind in a food processor or spice grinder until it turns into a powder. Use as a seasoning for extra mushroom flavor.


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