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Healthy Hamburger

Better-for-You Burger

Who knew a burger this good could be good for you too. The key? Blending mushrooms into the mix, which adds umami, moisture, and goes totally under the radar as far as flavor goes. A traditional bun gets swapped out for a whole grain Flatout Foldit, which adds just 90 calories a burger, along with a whopping dose of fiber. Best of all? Delicious.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 250 kcal
Author Katie Morford


  • pound cremini or white button mushrooms
  • ¾ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Four whole grain Flatout Foldits


  1. Put the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until they blend up into tiny pieces.
  2. Set a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium. When the pan is hot, add the mushrooms. Saute until the mushrooms release their liquid and it evaporates from the pan, a couple of minutes. The mushrooms will turn tender and darken.
  3. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl with the ground beef, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper. When cool enough to handle, use your hands to mix the mushrooms and meat evenly together. Try not to overwork the mixture. Form into 4 patties and season with a little more salt and pepper.

  4. Cook the burgers using your favorite method -- grilled, cooked in a skillet, or broiled -- until done to your liking.
  5. Just before serving, lightly warm the Flatout Foldits. Put a burger on each one and add your favorite toppings.