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Portobello Burgers

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 4 servings
Meaty and versatile, marinated portobello mushrooms make great burgers. Half of a roasted bell pepper is stirred into mayonnaise for the sandwich spread. Use the leftover bell pepper as a pizza topping, in salad, or tossed with pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 (4-inch) portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (2-ounce) onion sandwich buns
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 4 curly leaf lettuce leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 251
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 8.4 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 7.3 g
  • carbohydrate 37.9 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 739 mg
  • calcium 81 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add mushrooms to bag. Seal and marinate at room temperature for 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove mushrooms from bag; discard marinade.

  2. Prepare grill to medium heat.

  3. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 15 minutes or until blackened, turning occasionally. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel. Reserve 1 pepper half for another use. Finely chop 1 pepper half; place in a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon oil, and ground red pepper; stir well.

  4. Place mushrooms, gill sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 30 seconds on each side or until toasted. Spread 2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture on top half of each bun. Place 1 mushroom on bottom half of each bun. Top each mushroom with 1 tomato slice and 1 lettuce leaf; cover with top halves of buns.