Smothered Burgers

Smothered Burgers Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro


  • 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


Prepare grill.

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.

Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt; saute 5 minutes or until tender.

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.

Preheat broiler.

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.

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.

  • Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 393
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 40%
Fat per serving: 17.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 7.5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.4g
Protein per serving: 31.1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 27.1g
Fiber per serving: 2.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 91mg
Iron per serving: 4.4mg
Sodium per serving: 786mg
Calcium per serving: 204mg

Good to Know

Serve a barbecue hit with these juicy burgers. Adding lettuce and tomatoes will liven up your plate and provide antioxidants.