Friday, February 3, 2012

Portobello Mushroom Burger


I am not a vegetarian nor have I ever been a vegetarian. I am a carnivore, I love meat and lots of it please.

This past year my mom got diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. The day she finished chemotherapy we threw a party to congratulate her. That night at the dinner table she told us all she was becoming a vegan. I looked at her and told her I was never coming for lunch again. My mom is one of my favorite people to brunch/lunch/dine with so this "vegan" lifestyle was not a option.

She was my inspiration to make this burger. When you have cancer you have to limit your red meat intake but who doesn't love a burger? I took a portobello mushroom (removed the stem and gills) brushed on a balsamic vinegar and olive oil glaze, and dusted a little oregano and basil on it. I broiled it in the oven for about 3 minutes per side. I layered on my favorite burger toppings, a slice of cheese, garlic aioli (still working on that one), and used one of my homemade buns.

Best vegetarian burger I ever had-I didn't miss my beef or the grease one bit.

Enjoy!


Portobello Mushroom Burger
  • portobello Mushroom
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • splash of olive oil
  • pinch of dried basil
  • pinch of dried oregano
Broil in your oven 3 minutes per side. Toast your burger bun towards the end of the mushroom cooking time if you want a toasted bun. Layer with your favorite toppings

Need inspiration-here is what I am thinking for toppings:

- avocado
- roasted red peppers
- red onion
- lettuce
- tomatoes
- swiss/cheddar cheese
- pickles
- dijon mustard



3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Ashley
    Love your blog!
    Can't wait to try the burger!
    Love you
    Mom

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  2. SO glad she didn't do the vegan thing. What could we possibly eat at White Spot???

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    1. O I know...white spot would close lol

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