Adding smoky, umami-packed ground mushrooms to grilled burgers builds flavor and keeps things juicy while bumping up the patty size. This burger is super-tasty made with ground beef too, but we love bison as a sustainable alternative packed with rich flavor. Look for it in the meat section of well-stocked supermarkets.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pulse mushrooms in a food processor, scraping down the sides once or twice, until finely chopped but not a paste.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar, garlic powder and paprika; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Scrape into a medium bowl and spread across the bottom in a thin layer. Let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Toss onion in a small bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons each oil and vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let stand, stirring occasionally.

  • Add bison (or beef) and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the mushrooms; mix well. Form into 4 equal patties, about 4 inches in diameter.

  • Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer registers 155 degrees F, 8 to 10 minutes total. Grill the onions, turning once, until tender and lightly charred, 6 to 10 minutes total. Top the burgers with cheese and cook until it's melted, about 1 minute more. Serve the burgers on buns, topped with the onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger
531 calories; protein 31.3g; carbohydrates 27.8g; dietary fiber 4.3g; sugars 5.8g; fat 32.8g; saturated fat 13.4g; cholesterol 101.9mg; vitamin a iu 508.8IU; vitamin c 2.1mg; folate 45mcg; calcium 227mg; iron 4.5mg; magnesium 67.8mg; potassium 777.9mg; sodium 738.1mg; added sugar 2g.

1 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 3 medium-fat protein, 1 high-fat protein, 1 fat