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Home Run Hamburgers

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  Bulgur 3 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Vidalia onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Sliced shiitake mushrooms 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Extra lean ground beef round 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Fresh bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped italian parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot pepper sauce 3 Dash
  Liquid smoke 2 Drop
  Whole wheat hamburger buns 6
  Red leaf lettuce 6
  Tomato slices 6

Place the bulgur in a large bowl.
Add the water.
Cover and let stand for 15 minutes, or until soft.
Warm the oil in a large no-stick skillet over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes, or until very soft.
Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, or until soft.
Drain the bulgur and return it to the bowl.
Stir in the beef, bread crumbs, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, garlic, black pepper, mustard, hot-pepper sauce, and liquid smoke (if using).
Shape the mixture into six 1 "-thick patties.
Coat a grill rack or broiler pan with no-stick spray.
Preheat the grill or broiler.
Cook the burgers 4" from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium doneness.
Set a burger on the bottom half of each bun.
Divide the sauteed onions and mushrooms among the burgers and top each with lettuce, tomato, and the top halves of the buns.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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