The Kreator Burger – Beef on a Budget

Watching pennies is a must for most families I know. I love this burger recipe because it is both a delicious sandwich and a money-saver. The mushrooms keep  the burgers and your wallet “beefy”.  This is an excellent opportunity to use the more expensive grass-fed beef without going over your grocery budget.

Kreator Burger,

Clean Eating Magazine, Aug/Sept 2011

  • 8 oz mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • ½ medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons ground chia seeds or 4 teaspoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ black pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef

In a food processor, pulse mushrooms, onion, and garlic until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and add chia/flaxseeds, thyme, mustard, salt, pepper, and beef; mix until combined. Shape into 4, ½” thick patties. Transfer patties to a baking tray misted with oil. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Grill burgers over medium-high heat, turning just once, for a total of about 10 minutes for medium-well. Serve on a bed of greens or on a whole grain bun.

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  1. This sounds great. Of course, you could always omit beef altogether. I have a recipe for chickpea and muchroom burgers on my blog, they were delicious!

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