Blended Beef & Mushroom Chipotle Burgers

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Put a healthy spin on your summer weekend cook-out!


  • 1 box (8oz) button mushrooms, diced fine
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil + some additional
  • 4 Tablespoons onion, small, fine dice
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat slider buns


  1. Over medium heat, sauté the mushrooms with olive oil and 2 tablespoons of finely diced onion until browned slightly. Lower heat and sauté until excess moisture is removed, about 10 minutes, add garlic. Let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sautéed mushrooms with remaining ingredients, mixing gently, and seasoning well. Form 4 palm-sized patties.
  3. Sauté for 3 minutes on each side to brown and then bake in oven until done, about 5 more minutes.
  4. Plate and add desired toppings to bun.

Source: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives® Conference