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Mushroom Beef Burgers

These mushroom beef burgers are so easy! They’re budget-friendly too. Add your favorite toppings to create the perfect burger to your tastes.

These burgers go great with almost any side dish. I like to serve them with air fryer brussels sprouts, classic potato salad, or my honey dijon quinoa salad.

Burger with lettuce, ketchup, onion, pickle and mushroom beef burger. Bowl of white mushrooms in background.
Burger with lettuce, ketchup, onion, pickle and mushroom beef burger. Bowl of white mushrooms in background.

Mushroom Beef Burgers

I love to cut down on meat costs by adding beans and vegetables to my meals. This recipe uses ground beef with chopped onion and mushrooms to create a delicious healthy beef patty.

These burgers taste great with any toppings. I served mine with gluten-free hamburger buns, romaine lettuce, mayonnaise and ketchup, sliced red onion and pickles. My husband made his into a lettuce wrap!

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Carton of white mushrooms, yellow onion, garlic bulb, bag of ground sage, and package of lean ground beef.
Carton of white mushrooms, yellow onion, garlic bulb, bag of ground sage, and package of lean ground beef.

Mushroom Beef Burger Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the burger patties:

  • Ground Beef – This recipe uses 1 ½ lbs of lean ground beef.
  • Mushrooms – You’ll need ½ lb of mushrooms. They can be white or brown.
  • Onion – You can use a white onion, yellow onion or purple onion. Slices of raw purple onion also taste great as a hamburger topping!
  • Garlic – The recipe uses 2 minced garlic cloves.
  • Spices – For spices you’ll need dried sage, salt and pepper.

Related: I have a delicious black bean burger recipe on my blog for anyone that would like to try a meatless burger!

Burger patty sitting on lettuce and a bun with sliced onion and pickles in the front.
Burger patty sitting on lettuce and a bun with sliced onion and pickles in the front.

How To Make Mushroom Beef Burgers

These burgers are pretty straightforward to make. Here’s a quick overview to give you an idea. The full detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of this post in the recipe card.

  1. Prep – Chop the mushrooms, dice the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Sautee – Add onions and garlic to a frying pan with a bit of garlic. Sautee until onion turns translucent. Add in the mushrooms and fry until they shrink in size and begin to slightly crispen.
  3. Make – Add ground beef, mushroom onion mixture, and spices to a steel bowl. Break apart with a flat spatula and mix everything together.
  4. Assemble – Measure ½ cup of mixture. Form into a patty with your hands and gently flatten.
  5. Cook – Pan fry or barbecue the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. Cooked burgers can be brown or pale pink (not red – that’s raw) and reaches 155°F with a meat thermometer.
Stack of three mushroom beef burgers on lettuce on a plate.
Stack of three mushroom beef burgers on lettuce on a plate.

Burger Tips

  • An easy way to divide the ground beef is to use a measuring cup. I like to use ½ cup for each patty and gently flatten it between my hands.
  • Flip slow and gently to avoid the burger breaking. Homemade burgers (especially ones without egg and breadcrumbs) are more delicate and can easily break apart.
  • Make a lettuce wrap for a low carb version. This is my husband’s favorite way to eat burgers (he’s gluten-free). You can use a large romain lettuce leaf to wrap around the burger patty with your favorite toppings.

Burger Topping Ideas

You can serve the burgers any way you’d like. Here are a few topping ideas to help get you started:

  • Greens – romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, arugula, mixed greens.
  • mashed avocado or hummus
  • Cheese – cheddar, marble, mozzarella, monterey jack.
  • Veggies – sliced tomatoes, thin strips of purple onion, pickles, sprouts, cucumber and radishes.
  • Sauce – ketchup, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, relish, mustard, and mayonnaise.

What To Serve Burgers With

Here are a few delicious salad recipes that would go great with these burgers:

A hand holding a burger with lettuce, ketchup, pickles, onion and beef burger patty.
A hand holding a burger with lettuce, ketchup, pickles, onion and beef burger patty.

More Recipes

Here are some more ground beef and burger recipes to try:

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Mushroom Beef Burgers

Print Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion - chopped small
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • ½ lb mushrooms - chopped small
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Prep ingredients: chop the mushrooms and dice the onion. Both should be small pieces.
    chopped mushrooms and chopped onon on a cutting board with a knife
  • Add a bit of cooking oil to a frying pan over medium high heat. Cook the onion and garlic until it turns translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
    chopped onion in a frying pan with wood spatula
  • Stir in the mushrooms.
    chopped onion and mushrooms in a frying pan with wood spatula
  • Cook until they reduce in size and slightly crispen. About 3-4 minutes.
    cooked mushrooms and onion in a frying pan with wood spatula
  • Add the cooked mushroom mixture, ground beef, dried sage, salt and pepper to a large bowl.
    ground beef, spices and cooked mushrooms and onions in a large steel bowl
  • Mix together evenly. Break apart the ground beef using the side of a spatula or wide spoon.
    ground beef mixture in a large steel bowl with wood spatula
  • Measure ½ cup of the ground beef mixture and form it into patties. I was able to make six burgers.
    beef patties on a white plate with ground beef in a measuring cup
  • Heat a frying pan with a bit of cooking oil over medium high heat. Add the burgers and cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
    four uncooked mushroom beef patties in a frying pan
  • Gently flip using a sturdy spatula – these burgers will break apart if you flip too fast.
    four cooked mushroom beef patties in a frying pan
  • Once cooked, add to paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
    six cooked mushroom beef patties on a paper towel
  • Serve on burger buns with romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, pickles and your favorite sauce. I used mayonnaise and ketchup. Enjoy!
    Open faced burger on bun with lettuce. Sliced onion and pickles behind on the plate.

Recipe Notes:

  • Cooked burgers can be brown or pale pink in the center (not red – that’s raw) and should reach 155°F with a meat thermometer.
Nutrition
Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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