Baked Mushroom and Fennel Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 8 large Portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine first 4 ingredients (ground beef through fennel seeds). Form mixture into 4 patties.
  • Brush mushroom caps with olive oil then season with salt and pepper.
  • Place beef patties in a large baking dish; bake for 5 to 10 minutes per side or until patties reach desired level of doneness.
  • Add portabella caps to baking dish; cook for 2 to 5 minutes per side or until tender.
  • To serve: Layer as follows: 1 mushroom cap, 1/2 cup spinach leaves, a beef patty and some sliced onion; top with a second mushroom cap. Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Cucumber and Jicama Slaw – Cut cucumber and jicama into matchsticks. Place in a bowl then drizzle with some honey, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper; toss well and serve.
NUTRITION: 552 Calories; 36g Fat (58.0% calories from fat); 48g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 285mg Cholesterol; 254mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 6 Lean Meat; ½ Vegetable; 1 Fat.
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