Mushroom Burgers

  • 6 oz. white button mushrooms
  • 6 oz. crimini mushrooms
  • 2 tsp. plus 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 C. low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 C. seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. dried basil or 1/4 C. chopped fresh basil
  • 4-2 oz. whole-wheat sandwich buns
  • freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Chop mushroom into 1/4-inch pieces. Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. canola oil. Place mushrooms in pan and saute for 3-5 minutes. Drain and return mushrooms to pan and season with freshly ground black pepper. In a large bowl, combine the mushrooms, ricotta cheese, ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, and basil. Form mixture into 4 burgers. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp. canola oil. Cook burgers for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until done (or grill burgers.)Serve on sandwich buns and enjoy.