• (12 oz.) 93%-lean ground beef
  • (2 cups) portobello mushroom caps, gills removed and finely chopped
  • (3 Tbsp.) plain dry breadcrumbs
  • (1 Tbsp.) Worcestershire sauce
  • (1 tsp.) fresh thyme, chopped (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
  • (4 slices) rye bread
  • (1 clove) garlic, peeled
  • (8 tsp.) pickle relish
  • (4 slices) Swiss cheese



Beef and Mushroom Melt

Toasted rye garlic bread topped with a beef and mushroom patty, pickle relish and melted Swiss cheese.

Preparation Time

About 15 minutes

Cook Time

About 12 minutes


  1. 1With oven rack in the upper third position, preheat broiler. Place a sheet of foil on a broiler pan.
  2. 2In a medium bowl, combine beef, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire, thyme, salt and pepper. Form into 4 equal patties and place on pan. Broil 8-12 minutes, flipping once.
  3. 3Toast bread. While hot, rub with peeled garlic. Top with a burger, 2 tsp relish and cheese. Take foil off pan and broil burgers about a minute to melt the cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 melt

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 299
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 26 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Cholesterol 61 mg
  • Sodium 583 mg
  • Fiber — g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Red Meat, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.