Mushroom and Horseradish Hamburgers (Reduced Fat)

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“It is Friday again and that means it is another chance for me to try to invent a healthier burger. This week we actually wanted a beef burger so I wanted to try to get it low fat but still moist and tasty. I had the idea of a horseradish and mushroom burger and this is what came out of those thoughts. The mushrooms are used sort of in place of breadcrumbs and their high moisture content helps to keep things moist. I think I may have thought that the horseradish would have been a stronger taste but in reality it was rather mellow but nice. If you want more of a bite from the horseradish I would suggest spreading a bit of the horseradish sauce on your burger bun as much more in the mix might make it too moist to hold up. Cooking time includes the chilling time.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup mushroom, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 1 beef stock cube, crumbled
  • 1 egg white


  1. Put the onion, garlic and mushrooms into a food processor or chopper and blitz for about 40 seconds to a minute until everything is mixed and the mushrooms are finely chopped.
  2. Put the ground beef into a bowl and add the mixture you just blitzed, the horseradish sauce, stock cube and the egg white.
  3. Combine the mixture with your hands and then put into the fridge for about 30 minutes to let it firm up.
  4. Take out of the fridge and form into four equal sized patties.
  5. Then either fry them in a pan or do as I do and lightly brush them with very little extra virgin olive oil and grill them on a Foreman type grill. It takes about 8 minutes for them to be cooked through.
  6. Serve.

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