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Gouda Burger - Recipe

A Different Kind of Cheeseburger

from Substitute Yourself Skinny Cookbook

Gouda Cheese, a key ingredient in the Gouda Burger

Serves 4

Substitutions in this recipe make all the difference. With all the calories and fat you save by using a Portobello mushroom as your “bun” and using lean ground turkey instead of higher-fat beef, you can afford the few extra calories in the Gouda cheese. For extra flavor, use smoked Gouda!


4 Portobello mushrooms
1-tablespoon olive oil
¾-pound lean ground turkey
½ tablespoon minced fresh garlic
½-teaspoon sea salt
½-teaspoon black pepper
2 egg whites
¼-teaspoon ground mustard
1-teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 tablespoons diced Gouda cheese
Nonstick cooking spray

  1. Preheat broiler. Place the mushrooms on a broiler pan and drizzle with olive oil. Broil until just tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from broiler and set aside. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In mixing bowl, mix together the turkey, garlic, salt, pepper, egg whites, mustard, and Worcestershire. Form into 4 patties. Spray a heavy ovenproof skillet with nonstick spray and heat on medium-high. Add the patties and sear for 2 minutes on each side to brown. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook the patties until done, about 5 minutes. Top the patties with the cheese and return to the oven. Cook until the cheese melts, about 1 minute.
  3. To serve, place each Portobello mushroom, top side down, on a serving dish. Top each with a Gouda turkey burger and enjoy

Serving Size: 1 patty with 2 tablespoons cheese
Calories per Serving: Original Recipe 630
SYS Recipe 359
Nutritional Breakdown: Fat 23g
Carbohydrates 6g
Protein 33g
Sodium 503mg

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