Skinny Cheeseburgers

These low-fat burgers are made with extra-lean ground beef and topped with reduced-fat cheese. To keep the lean burgers moist and juicy, finely chopped mushrooms are added to the meat mixture.

Skinny Cheeseburgers
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Cook 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and cut up
  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices 2% American cheese
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 leaves arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 package carrot sticks
  • 1/2 package celery sticks

Make It

1. Trim mushrooms. Place in food processor with scallion. Pulse until finely chopped. Scrape into bowl; combine with beef, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Shape into four patties.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add burgers and cover with a sheet of foil. Cook 6 minutes. Uncover burgers and flip over. Cover; cook 5 more minutes. Uncover pan and top burgers with cheese. Cook 1 minute until cheese is melted and burgers register 160 F on an instant-read thermometer.

3. Transfer burgers to toasted muffins and top with arugula. Serve with carrot and celery sticks.

Note:

4. If desired, cut calories and up fiber by purchasing one of the new brands of lower-calorie whole-wheat muffins.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 394, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 70, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 41, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 35, sodium (mg): 946, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.