Serves 4

Per serving: 293 calories, 38g protein, 7.7g carbohydrate, 1.1g dietary fiber, 11.9g total fat (4.5g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, Carbohydrate choices: 0.5

Lean AND juicy? Finely chopped fresh mushrooms are the secret, tiny chunks of moisture that melt in your mouth, so you can replace fatty ground beef with extra-lean sirloin. The powerful taste of blue cheese is another lifesaver, as a little bit adds a big bite of flavor.


  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground sirloin
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil
  • Nonstick spray to coat the grate or broiler pan
  • 2 tablespoons finely crumbled lowfat blue cheese

FINELY CHOP half of the mushrooms and a quarter of the onion. Mix with the ground sirloin, black pepper to taste, and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. Gently, but firmly, mold into 4 thick patties.

SLICE the rest of the mushrooms and onion. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium high; swirl the oil around the hot pan. Add the onion slices; cook, stirring often, until the edges are lightly browned. Add the mushrooms; stir constantly, until the onion and mushrooms are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Keep warm.

LIGHT A FIRE in a charcoal or gas grill; coat the grate with nonstick spray (or cook in a broiler or a nonstick skillet). Grill the patties, turning once, for 6 to 8 minutes per side. Top with the sliced onion and mushrooms; sprinkle with blue cheese.