Smothered Burgers

Smothered Burgers
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Broil 10 mins Cook 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 slices smoked bacon, chopped
  • 8 ounces brown or white button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup low-carb beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 ounces (about 6 thin slices) Swiss cheese
  • 3 mini pita bread pockets
  • Coleslaw (recipe follows)

Make It

1. Heat broiler or grill.

2. In large bowl, work together ground chuck, onion flakes, salt and pepper until well blended. Shape into 6 equal patties.

3. Broil or grill 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 minutes. Turn over and broil or grill another 5 to 6 minutes or until internal temperature registers 145 degrees F on instant-read thermometer for medium (temperature will increase to 155 degrees F).

4. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium-high heat until fat is rendered and bacon is almost crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add mushroom slices; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Pour in beer and Worcestershire. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, until some of liquid evaporates, 4 to 5 minutes.

5. While sauce is simmering, top each burger with a slice of cheese. Place under broiler or on grill and cover; melt cheese, about 1 minute. Split each pita in half horizontally (making 6 rounds); toast, if desired.

6. To serve, place 1 cheeseburger on top of each pita round. Top with 2 to 3 tablespoons mushroombacon sauce and serve with coleslaw on side. Makes 6 servings.

Coleslaw

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard powder

Make It

1. In large bowl, stir together coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and mustard powder until well blended. Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 645, Fat, total (g): 41, chol. (mg): 148, sat. fat (g): 16, carb. (g): 19, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 45, sodium (mg): 797, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.