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Portobello Burger Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Portobello Burger

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

My friend Susan Benett taught me how to cook a better portobello mushroom: remove the black insides. Without them, the mushroom stays drier (instead of waterlogged) and better able to hold ingredients. This burger is perfect for the mushroom lover who doesn't want all the carbohydrates found in bread. This calls for making an open-faced burger, but you can cook another four mushroom caps and place them on top, if desired.

Yield: MAKES 4 BURGERS

INGREDIENTS
  • Olive oil, for the pan
  • 4 portobello caps, stem and gills removed
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 8 thin slices tomato
  • ¼ pound smoked mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.

Place the portobello caps on the baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Transfer the baking sheet to a heatproof surface.

Top each mushroom with ½ cup arugula, 2 slices tomato and a quarter of the cheese. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

Return to the oven and roast until the arugula wilts and the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


© 2008 Sally Sampson
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

142kcal (7%)
610mg (25%)
6g
2g
10g (16%)
0g
4g (21%)
4g
1g
22mg (7%)
3g
9g
14mg
439mg
75mcg RAE (3%)
5mg (9%)
166mg (17%)
1mg (4%)

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