I never thought I would say this, but this Portobello Mushroom burger right here…is so good!
I have this thing about mushrooms. Honestly, I don’t see how people enjoy them. Its fungus for goodness sakes! Have you ever thought about that? There are people out there who actually enjoys eating fungus. That’s like cottage cheese. Do you realize that cottage cheese is cultured spoiled milk?! There are actually people out there in the world who eats it. Gross! But there are things that I eat that people could probably say something about. For instance, I eat meat (starting to not like it though) and people could say, “That is gross that you are eating meat from a carcass that has not been living for an unknown duration of time and has been processed with certain chemicals that you are not aware of and have some serious damage on your body!” To that, I would say that is very much true, which is why I am trying really hard to wing myself off meat, which brings up the making of this Portobello Mushroom Black and Blue Burger.
If you have followed me and actually read my blogs, you will know that I really love burgers. Burgers and doughnuts are my top two favorite things to consume, right now. I have tried almost every type of burger (chicken, beef, and veggie etc), but I have not tried a “shroom” burger. Therefore, I thought I would try one. I heard that mushrooms give a meaty flavor and Portobello Mushroom burgers are pretty darn tasty. I though to myself, “Self, let’s give it a try”. I took the mushroom cap, scrape the cap and the shingles off (they give me goosebumps in a “heeby geeby” kind of way) and seasoned the mushroom in the same seasonings and sauces I do my meat. I noticed when I place the mushroom on the grill it started to look like a slab of meat of some sort. Anyway, I dressed my burger with my normal toppings and added some blue cheese crumbles and….and….and….I thoroughly, inexplicably, undoubtedly, enjoyed it! I would eat it again! It really did taste like meat and it was seasoned so well! If you are a vegetarian or a vegan (no blue cheese for you) let me just say “Your Welcome” now because you are going to love this burger!
- 1 large portabella mushroom cap
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. liquid sauce
- 1 tbsp. steak sauce
- 1 tbsp. blue cheese crumbles
- whole wheat bun
- red onion slices
- tomato slices
- Using a spoon, scrape the shingle that are in the middle of the mushroom out of the burger.
- In a small ramekin, combine the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and steak sauce and whisk until all is well combined. Using a pastry brush, brush the sauce on the mushrooms on both sides. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Drizzle a grill pan with the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the mushrooms to the warmed grill and grill on both sides for about 3 minutes. After 6 minutes of grilling, add a tablespoon of blue cheese crumbles to your burger and allow them to melt. Once melted remove from heat and turn to a whole wheat bun and add onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle, or whatever you like on your burger and enjoy!