Grilled Short-Order Burgers


  • 4   garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and black pepper
  • 1   egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) plain bread crumbs
  • 1 1/4 lb (575 g) 85% lean ground beef or 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1   large onion
  • 8   small hamburger buns (3-in./7.5-cm each), split
  • 8 oz (250 g) sliced white mushrooms
  • 8   slices white cheddar or Swiss cheese


  1. Combine pressed garlic, salt, pepper, egg and bread crumbs in medium mixing bowl. Mix well to form a paste. Add meat; mix until incorporated.  

  2. Using a heaping ¼ cup (50 mL), divide meat mixture evenly into eight (4-in./10-cm) patties. Heat Double Burner Grill over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until hot. Spray with oil. As pan heats, thinly slice onion.  

  3. Place half of the buns, cut-side down into pan and grill 30-60 seconds or until lightly toasted. Repeat with remaining buns; set aside. 

  4. Add onions and mushrooms to pan and spray with additional oil. Cook 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Move vegetables to center of pan. 

  5. Place all eight patties in pan, arranging four on either side of vegetables. Cook 2-3 minutes or until grill marks appear. 

  6. Turn patties over. Top with vegetables and cheese. Cook 2-3 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C). Place burgers on buns. 


  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: (with beef): Calories 370, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 85 mg, Sodium 680 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 23 g

U.S. Nutrients per serving: (with turkey): Calories 320, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 90 mg, Sodium 680 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 23 g

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