Mushrooms and Beef in a Burger
When you think of a Portobello mushroom burger, you may envision a large mushroom cap sandwiched between a bun. While this traditional way of making a Portobello burger is delicious, it just got even better. Portobello mushrooms are highly praised for their earthy flavor and meaty texture, which is why they are often used as a meat replacement. But wouldn’t it be great to add that taste to a ground beef burger, keeping all the benefits of a Portobello mushroom while still getting to enjoy a true beef burger? That is what this recipe is all about.
Portobello mushrooms have an amazing array of health benefits including a very impressive line up of minerals. Each serving of these mushrooms provides 15% of your daily value in potassium, 16% phosphorous, 24% copper and 38% selenium. These minerals are associated with muscle function, lowering blood pressure, forming strong bones and keeping your nerves, immune system and blood vessels healthy. Pretty amazing for one little mushroom!
Portobello’s are also considered a low-energy density food. This means that they are very low in calories while still filling you up. You can eat a lot of mushrooms and still maintain a low calorie diet. Your body will be energized, your stomach full but your calorie count will never be too high!
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Now that you likely are craving a Portobello, take a look at this delicious recipe. The first thing to note is that the mushrooms are finely chopped in a food processor. Doing this gives them a texture very similar to ground beef. Mushrooms are meaty on their own but when they are chopped and mixed with ground beef, they blend right in! By blending the mushrooms with the ground beef, you truly incorporate all that tasty mushroom flavor into every bite of burger.
Of course, the burgers are seasoned to perfection. Onions and garlic are minced as well to blend into this tasty homogeneous mix. Salt and pepper are always a necessity! Once the mixture is melded together, you can form the patties just as you would with a plain beef burger. Grill them as if there were no mushrooms hiding inside and cook the burger to your liking (our recipe for 5-6 minutes will give you a nice medium well burger!).
To keep this tasty mushroom burger low carb, skip the traditional burger bun and opt for large lettuce leaves to wrap around the burger. Or, just eat it plain with a fork and knife! You may be able to find some great low carb breads as well so take a look at your local store. No matter what is on the outside of this burger, you can be sure that the flavors on the inside are fantastic! You will never think of a Portobello burger the same ever again!
- 2 portobello mushroom (caps)
- 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the grill to medium heat and grease the grates with olive oil.
- Clean and coarsely chop the mushrooms then place in a food processor.
- Pulse the mushrooms then blend until pureed then transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the ground beef, onions, and garlic then season with salt and pepper.
- Stir the mixture well then shape into 6 even-sized patties, flattening to about ¾ inches thick.
- Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.
- Serve the burgers on lettuce wedge with your favorite burger toppings.
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