Mushrooms, onion and a hint of maple syrup add an autumn flavor to these mini-burgers. Using a microwave shortens the timing for this dinner and saves washing extra pots.
Look for extra lean ground sirloin in the market. Ground turkey or chicken can be used instead. This meal contains 647 calories with 23 percent of calories from fat.
• Use 2 regular burger rolls if sliders aren’t available.
• Prepare ingredients.
• Start hamburgers.
• While hamburgers sauté, make potatoes and red pepper.
To buy: 1 package button mushrooms, 1 jar Dijon mustard, 1 bottle maple syrup, 3/4 pound lean ground sirloin (95 percent lean), 1 package whole wheat mini hamburger rolls, 1/2 pound sweet potatoes, 1 medium red bell pepper.
Staples: Onion, olive oil, salt, black peppercorns.
Linda Gassenheimer’s latest book is “The Flavors of the Florida Keys.” Her website is dinnerinminutes.com. Follow her on Twitter @lgassenheimer.