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Portobello Burgers

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.

Cooking Light MAY 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings

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

Preparation

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.

Prepare grill to medium heat.

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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 251
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.9g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 739mg
  • Calcium: 81mg
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