Mushroom Burger

by Krista Davis on September 25, 2013

A mushroom burger makes for a healthy, low-calorie, and quick meal in my home. These are great for a tasty vegetarian meal that any meat eater will enjoy.

The first time I made this we were about half way through with our burgers (after a minute of eating) when my husband looked at me and said, “You already took a picture, right? Because you have to write about these.” When I replied with , “No,” he stopped eating and says, “Go ahead, it shows just how good it is.” No, I didn’t take a pic of the already devoured mushroom burger, instead I made them again. My husband describes them as a “tasty and juicy burger” with a “chicken-like texture.”

Mushroom Burger

Mushroom Burger
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Burger, Vegetarian
Mushroom burgers are easy to make, juicy, low calorie, and can be personalized with a variety of condiment choices.
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Portabella Mushroom Cap (1 per burger)
  • 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds/Thins (1 whole/ 2 halves per burger)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¾ tsp. steak seasoning (McCormick Grill Mates)
  • Optional Condiments: lettuce/spinach, onions, cheese (apple wood smoked gouda is great), butter, mayo, avocado, etc.
  1. Clean organic portabella mushroom caps and remove stems.
  2. Very lightly spread coconut oil on the each portabella mushroom cap and sprinkle seasoning on each side.
  3. With 1 tsp of coconut oil in the pan, heated on medium high, cook the top of the cap (smooth side) for 5 minutes, flip and cook for another 4 minutes. -Cook longer for thicker mushrooms.
  4. Toast 100% whole wheat sandwich rounds, either in toaster or in pan with mushrooms. (You can lightly add butter after toasting - I prefer butter, but my husband uses mayo.)
  5. Add cooked portabella mushroom caps and your choice of condiments inside the toasted bun.: I prefer spinach, butter, and thick cut apple wood smoked gouda; my husband prefers lettuce, mayo, and thick cut apple wood smoked gouda.
Nutrition based on a 2,000 calorie diet: Calcium 8% Iron 6% Vitamin C 3% Potassium, K 169mg
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 165 Fat: 6.1g Unsaturated fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 767mg Fiber: 6.5g Protein: 30g

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