Magnificent Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ plus 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 cups mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and spices. Mix well.
  • In another bowl, combine egg whites, onions and mushrooms. Add to dry mixture, mixing till all ingredients are moistened.
  • Shape into 6 patties, wetting hands if necessary to prevent sticking.
  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties and cook till nicely browned on each side. Top with cheese and heat till cheese is melted. Serve on hamburger buns.


Per Serving: 364 Calories; 15g Fat; 19g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 30mg Cholesterol; 536mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with coleslaw, oven fries (see recipe) and condiments for your burger—mayo, mustard, ketchup, relish, onion, lettuce, and sliced tomato.
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