Sunday, January 11, 2009

Portobello Burgers

Today's lunch after church was so nice and quick to make! Jason and I did some shopping at Sam's the day after I got back so we'd have some other food options. (He learned he can survive a week on 1 crock pot of Angel Chicken and brown rice when I'm out of town.Not to mention a couple other frozen meals I left for him too.) Sam's had some great looking portobello mushrooms and I knew I had a recipe in one of my cookbooks for a burger with them.

I started off with the olive oil in my skillet and then placed a portobello in it. Then realized, oops, only 1 will fit in the pan!! So I had to pull out a 2nd skillet to cook them. All I could do was laugh since I never realized how large they were! After they cooked with some seasonings and balsamic vinegar, I added the mozzarella to the tops to melt and then added pesto, lettuce, and red onion slices. I can see why they work very well for the "patty" of the burger. It was very filling and all the flavors melded well together.

These are all the ingredients it took to make, and about 20 minutes. Tomorrow we'll be having Portobello Pizza, imagine how good that will be!

Oh and a side note about the nutrition I found online:
"The meaty-textured portobello mushroom is the perfect stand-in for a hamburger. One portobello mushroom has about 30 calories and no fat or cholesterol. By comparison, a 3-ounce hamburger patty has 235 calories, 16 grams of fat and 76 milligrams of cholesterol."



The Bailey's said...

We had Portabellos for dinner last night! Brian grilled them and them topped them with squash :)

Jason & Michelle said...

Thanks for your comment Bailey's! Since we don't have a shiny new grill like you guys, we just make do with the stove. Topping them with squash sounds yummy though, at least for me. Jason's not a huge squash fan.

Jason & Michelle said...

And if anyone else reads these comments and has to ask if Jason prefers rugby or some other sport besides squash, take it up with him in person. :-)