Portobello Burgers

HorrorFFF Friday Food Fight   The RecipesI’ve been failing on my Friday Food Fight posts because it’s been a while since I shared a recipe. I wish I had something green to share for St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m not that lucky.

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, then you know I’ve been sharing weekly dinner menus every Sunday in my Pinning and Planning feature. Well, almost every Sunday because I didn’t share one last week. I seem to be a bit of a slacker mother runner blogger these days. Don’t judge.

Anyway, in my almost weekly Sunday Pinning and Planning feature, I share our menu for the week which always includes a Meatless Monday dish. As much as I would love to be vegetarian again, I crave meat too often to give up meat completely. By committing to at least one day a week (Monday) to go meatless, I can strive towards a vegetarian lifestyle again. Until I crave some Buffalo chicken wings after a triathlon.

Speaking of cravings, my oldest daughter has been craving mushrooms which may be a sign of a lack of potassium, iron, selenium or Vitamin D. So to appease her mushroom-mineral-vitamin deficiencies, I served some Portobello Burgers.  The thick, chewy texture of the portobello mushroom fools my family’s brains into think they are eating meat. It’s very bizarre. Sometimes I’ll serve these Portobello Burgers without a bun but over a bed of mashed cauliflower instead, which really pulls one over on my brain! Bun or no bun, this Portobello Burger is so filling and delicious and will satisfy the most carnivorous meateaters in your house. Bring some portobello mushrooms to your next potluck cook-out for a meatless grilled option.

Portobello Mushrooms

To prepare the portobellos, I start by brushing a grill pan with olive oil.  Then, I lightly drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the caps. I season the mushrooms with some sea salt, fresh ground pepper and a pinch of thyme. After lightly seasoning the caps, I roast them in the oven for about 20 minutes and that’s it. A rich, healthy meatless dish that is so simple and tasty! They even look meaty!

Portabella Burgers

Since I bought Publix Greenwise organic portobello mushrooms to create this meal, I suppose that means I did offer something green for St. Patrick’s Day.  A vegetarian meal option for St. Patrick’s Day? Now that’s lucky! For a Meatless Monday meal for this coming St. Patrick’s Day, serve these Portobello Burgers with a side of vegan roasted cabbage and a helping of red potatoes for a vegetarian option.

Portobello Burger

Portobello Burgers
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Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan
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Serves: 4-6
 
A rich, healthy meatless dish that is so simple and tasty!
Ingredients
  • 4-6 large portobello mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Aged balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Thyme (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet or a grill pan by brushing the pan with olive oil.
  2. Rinse and remove any dirt from the mushrooms; gently pat dry and remove the stems. Place the mushrooms on the grill plan cap side down (ridges up) and drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of thyme.
  3. Place in oven and roast for about 10 minutes. Then, flip mushrooms and roast for another 10 minutes. Portobello mushrooms will reduce in size.
  4. Serve on a roll with your favorite toppings.

 

Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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3 comments

  1. Lora says:

    I did just put mushrooms in my breakfast skillet! Sadly, not portobello! I forgot how much I love those guys! Thanks for sharing the recipe..I have to make them ASAP! YUM!! :)

  2. Crystal H says:

    These look SO good. I love making stuffed portobellos. Yumm. Do you remove the gills on yours? That is always the part that is a P.I.T.A. for me. I often end up ripping the caps. If you have any recommendations for that…please tell me. :)

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