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Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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Dominic Perri for TOPS Club, Inc.

These “burgers” pair with all the garnishes for a traditional beef patty to give you a burger experience that is both vegan and satisfying. Scrape the gills—those dark brown frills—out of the caps, otherwise they’ll be overly moist.

Prep and cook time: 20 min. Servings: 2 (1 “burger” per person)

Gluten Free Meat Free

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, sliced into thick rings
  • 4 small portobello mushroom caps, stems and gills removed
  • cooking spray
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 2 thick tomato slices
  • pinch salt
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices dill pickle

Directions

  1. Prepare your grill.
  2. For security, lay onion slices flat and insert a toothpick or bamboo skewer into the center of each one to hold all of the rings together. For extra security, slide a second skewer opposite the first one.
  3. Spray the mushrooms and onions with cooking spray and lay them on the grill. Let them cook for about 4 min. per side. Move the vegetables to the cooler side of the grill and let them continue to cook until tender, about 5 min. more.
  4. Build your “burgers” by spreading the inside of the mushroom caps with a little Dijon mustard. Then top them with the grilled onions (remove the skewers first), a tomato slice (season with a pinch of salt), lettuce and pickles. Top with a second mushroom cap. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 71 calories (0 from fat), 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 7 g protein.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 protein, 1 other carbs, 1 free.

For simplicity’s sake, count other carbohydrates (other carbs) as starches. 

All exchange values are approximate. When an optional or additional ingredient is offered, exchange values may change.

GLUTEN-FREE recipes are prepared without any wheat, barley, rye or triticale. VEGAN recipes are prepared without any animal products including fats, milk or eggs. Check the label on each ingredient to make sure the brand you are using does not contain these items in any form.


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