Stuffed Mushroom Burgers with Guacamole and Roasted Red Pepper

Stuffed Mushroom burgers with Guacamole and Roasted Red Pepper is the best of both worlds, a portobella mushroom stuffed with ground beef. With this healthy burger, you still get delicious beef flavor without all the calories.

This is an absolutely brilliant idea! Healthy & Light Stuffed Mushroo Burgers with Guacamole & Roasted Red Pepper

Making another healthy burger was high on my list of things to do this year. Deciding what type was not so easy. I pretty much love a burger in whatever form in comes in, vegetarian, mushroom, beef, turkey or chicken. I had already done a beef burger so I cut that one off the list, well sort of. I was leaning towards a portabella mushroom burger but when it comes to a burger, it is all about the beefy flavor. That is what I love and crave. When I have a burger, it is that beefy flavor that quenches the craving. While I like having portabella burgers because they usually come with delicious toppings, I still wanted a little beef. So I was brainstorming with my hubby about what to do and we came up with a stuffed mushroom burger. Stuff the mushroom with just a little beef. Top it with all of the delicious flavors I love with a portabella and with a wave of the magic cooking wand, we had Stuffed Mushroom Burgers.

 

 

The first time we made them we tried some pesto and avocado as a topping. It was good but not great. The next time we eliminated the pesto, changed the avocado to guacamole and “poof” we had the perfect burger and toppings. Plus, I have to admit, I love the name. I thought it was a cute play on words but also perfectly describes this burger. We have had these multiple times now. One of the things I love is the size of the burger. If you are eating a properly portioned burger then you are eating a wimpy 4 ounces of beef, oh and that is raw meat. It shrinks to about 3 ounces when cooked. I want some substance to my burger. I want to have trouble getting my mouth around the burger. I want to feel like I am sinking my teeth into a big juicy burger and feel the juice running down my hand. Oh yes, this is all about maximum satisfaction and feeling totally stuffed without a lot of calories.

This is an absolutely brilliant idea! Healthy & Light Stuffed Mushroo Burgers with Guacamole & Roasted Red Pepper

Of course, they had to be grilled. My hubby bought a Green Egg and is totally obsessed with grilling and smoking with it. (Be on the lookout for a smoked cheese recipe soon) I am more than happy to let my Grillmaster get his grill on. It’s less dishes for me and I can concentrate on the rest of the meal. There are times even the sides are grilled, think grilled salad, grilled veggies, and potatoes. If only I could figure out a way to grill rice and pasta. I have to admit, the grill is amazing. We had cooked with a gas grill for so long; I had forgotten the wonderful flavor of cooking with charcoal. There is nothing like it.

 

 

This is perfect for a barbecue too. You can make the patties ahead of time and keep them in the frig until needed. Plus they grill incredibly quickly. They are going to be on heavy rotation in our house this summer. I’m also going to work on a true vegetarian burger. I need fresh summer veggies though so it has to wait until at least June. While I’m telling you about summer, I’ll give you a little preview of recipes to come. The next couple of weeks are all about Memorial Day and barbecue. Then it’s time to get ready for Father’s Day with an amazing London Broil and other goodies. July 4th is a special recipe that the whole family got in on making, Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage. I’ll lighten it up with some recipes perfect for lunch before we hit Labor Day and the end of summer food. I hope you are as excited as we are about our upcoming recipes.

This is an absolutely brilliant idea! Healthy & Light Stuffed Mushroo Burgers with Guacamole & Roasted Red Pepper
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Yields 4 servings

Stuffed Mushroom Burgers with Guacamole and Roasted Red Pepper

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 whole portabella mushrooms, gills removed with a spoon
  • 8 oz. ground buffalo or lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ½ large onion, cut into 4 slices
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup guacamole
  • 4 thin slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 4 whole wheat or whole grain hamburger rolls

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together buffalo, chopped onion, garlic, panko, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp pepper.
  2. Fill the mushrooms with buffalo mixture.
  3. Heat grill to 400°.
  4. Brush onions with 1 tsp. oil. Grill for 2 minutes per side.
  5. Brush mushroom caps with remaining 2 tsp oil and sprinkle with 3/4 tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
  6. Place on grill meat side down for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  7. Place burgers on roll and top with roasted red peppers, 1 tbsp. guacamole and cheese
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Comments

  1. Yum! These sound good. I am a sucker for anything with guac on it.
  2. These sound amazing. Quick question...you mention each burger uses four ounces of beef. Because the recipe calls for eight, should I double the other ingredients if I double the beef to make four burgers? Thanks for all the amazing recipes. :)
  3. So happy it's finally grilling season - these look like a delicious way to kick it off!
  4. what a delicious idea for a burger - we love mushrooms on the grill
  5. YUM! Bring on grilling season and eats like this amazing burger!
  6. Elizabeth says
    Thanks for this fabulous Burger recipe!

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