Smothered Burgers

Yield: 4 servings
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, June 2003
Amy's Comments: Easy to put together and quite tasty. Not sure I'd serve this for guests, but for a quick weeknight dinner w/oven fries, it was perfect! I couldnt find texas toast, so I just served on a light hamburger roll. I also used swiss slices from the deli.

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

INSTRUCTIONS:

  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.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Healthy Units: 9 per serving
CALORIES 393(40% from fat); FAT 17.5g (sat 7.5g,mono 6.7g,poly 1.4g); PROTEIN 31.1g; CHOLESTEROL 91mg; CALCIUM 204mg; SODIUM 786mg; FIBER 2.5g; IRON 4.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 27.1g

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