Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Total Recipe Time:  40 to 50 minutes
Makes 36 to 40 mushrooms

Ingredients

1/2 pound Ground Beef1/4 teaspoon salt36 to 40 small button or cremini mushrooms (about 1-1/2 to 2-inch diameter) 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs 3 tablespoons minced chives1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend Minced fresh chives (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove and reserve stems from mushrooms. Season mushroom caps with salt; set aside. Mince stems to yield 1/2 cup; discard remaining stems.
  2. Combine Ground Beef, minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons chives and steak seasoning. Spoon beef mixture evenly into mushrooms.
  3. Place stuffed mushrooms on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 375°F oven 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.

Cook'sTip

To make soft bread crumbs, place torn bread in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs. One-half slice makes about 1/4 cup crumbs.Cook's Tip:  Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 20 calories; 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 49 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g protein; 0.8 mg niacin; 0 mg vitamin B6; 0.1 mcg vitamin B12; 0.2 mg iron; 2.2 mcg selenium; 0.4 mg zinc; 5.9 mg choline.Nutrition information per serving, using 96% lean ground beef: 15 calories; 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 5 mg cholesterol; 49 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.1 g fiber; 2 g protein; 0.8 mg niacin; 0 mg vitamin B6; 0.1 mcg vitamin B12; 0.2 mg iron; 2.2 mcg selenium; 0.4 mg zinc; 6.5 mg choline.
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