Bunless Portobello Burger

Bunless Portobello Burger via sewletscook.com

The Bunless Portobello Burger is a version of a sandwich I made a while ago for my husband. In that version I used grilled chicken instead of ground beef, and I piled on the toppings. We still talk about that sandwich with drool cascading from our mouths. So, in honor of the upcoming 4th of  July weekend, I thought I’d beef that sandwich up a little. With beef. 

Need some ideas for some other summer worthy food? Check out my recipes page for things like 4th of July Dessert KabobsFrozen Yogurt Pops, and Mexican Corn.

Bunless Portobello Burger via sewletscook.com

Honestly, when I have a burger this way, without the bun, I don’t miss the bread. Portobello mushrooms are a wonderful stand-in for bread. They’re savory and satisfying and full of umami.

This is a really filling sandwich. Like gut-bustingly filling. So share with a well-deserving friend. Or save some for leftovers. Or eat it all yourself. You’re the boss. I won’t judge.

Bunless Portobello Burger via sewletscook.com

I topped mine with mozzarella cheese, bibb lettuce, and tomatoes.  

Onions, avocado, bacon, hot sauce….what will you top yours with? 

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Bunless Portobello Burger
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • ¼ lb ground beef
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
Mushroom "buns"
  1. Remove stems from mushroom.
  2. With a spoon, scrape the gills from the bottom on the mushroom. This will give your burger and toppings a nice bed to nestle into.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add olive oil.
  4. Place mushrooms with the underside down into the pan.
  5. After approximately 5 minutes, flip over, drizzle balsamic vinegar over mushrooms, sprinkle salt and pepper, and cook the tops (an additional 3-5 minutes).
  6. Remove to plate and prepare burger.
Burger
  1. Shape meat into patty.
  2. Place onto skillet.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes and flip.
  5. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes.
  6. Place burger on mushroom and add toppings as desired.

 

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