Celebrity chefs Todd English, Candice Kumai and Aaron Sanchez all created a healthy version of an American classic: the hamburger. Each one of these recipes includes a fat-burning trick to help you shed pounds without feeling deprived. Find out what each of these chefs did to make their burgers delicious and diet-friendly!
- 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup (about 3 oz.) cremini mushrooms, stemmed and finely chopped
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 8 whole wheat slider rolls
- 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
Makes 8 mini burgers.
Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the oregano, parsley, and sea salt, turn off the heat and transfer to a medium bowl to cool.
Place the ground beef in a large bowl, add the cooled mushroom mixture, and gently fold the two together. Divide the ground beef mixture into 8 equal balls and then gently form each into semi-compact 2 1/2- to 3-inch thick patties. Split the rolls in half and brush the cut side with some of the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Set aside.
Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the burgers and grill on each side until browned, about 2 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a plate while you grill the rolls, cut-sides down, until golden and etched with grill marks from the pan, about 1 minute. Place each patty on a bun bottom and top with a slice of tomato. Spread some honey mustard on the other bun half and top of the slider.