Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Recipe: Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Spiced Crinkle Cut Fries

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I stumbled across this idea a little while ago on one of the websites I visit often which is full of daily inspirations, recipes &  DIY projects, called {A Beautiful Mess}. It struck me as fun and different and quite healthy too. I was a little unsure how well it would go around my house though and pinned it for a later time. As religious Jews we do not mix meat and dairy so a cheese burger is of course a no-no. Some people use non dairy cheese or mock beef patties so that they can enjoy that theory without breaking any rules. I thought this was a great twist in that way. So I decided to prepare it for dinner one night. When my husband first saw these on his plate he was very curious about what kind of cheese it was, thinking I had perhaps used a meat hamburger and added some non dairy cheese. He was happy with the realization that what looked like meat was actually a roasted portabella mushroom as we’ve had that non dairy cheese before and just weren’t impressed with it.
 
For an even healthier variation, a whole wheat or whole grain bun can be used and the french fries were just spiced and baked so not too bad, I think.
 
My recipe is actually quite a bit different then the original so if you’d like to see that idea, go check it out here.
 
Here's the recipe:

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Portabella Mushroom Burgers & Spiced Crinkle Cut Fries:
 
Ingredients:
 
Large Portabella Mushroom Caps, Cleaned Well, Stems Removed
China Mehadrin Sweet Chili Spring Roll Sauce
Red Pepper, Cut into Strips
1 Shallot, Chopped Up
Cheddar Cheese Slices
1 Cup Cut up Romaine Lettuce
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Some Salt and Pepper
Hamburger Buns
 
Frozen Crinkle Cut Fries
 
A little Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sour Salt and Pepper
 
 
Method:
 
1. Preheat the oven to 450. Lay the portabella mushroom caps, red pepper slices and chopped shallots out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the veggies with olive oil and some salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the veggies are browned on the outside but soft on the inside.
 
2. Spread the buns with a little sweet chili sauce. Place a roasted mushroom cap on the bottom half and top it with the red pepper strips, shallots, romaine lettuce and a cheddar cheese slice, finish with the top half of the bun to seal.
 
3. Sprinkle the frozen crinkle cut french fries with spices- garlic powder, onion powder, sour salt and pepper. Bake on 450 for 15-20 minutes until they cooked through and crispy.
 
Enjoy the recipe!
 
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29 comments:

  1. Definitely trying this one!

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  2. Oh so yummy,honey!!
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  4. O my god, just looking at this got me so hungry!!:D A mushroom hamburger, very clever! I'll definitely try it out since I don't eat red meat.

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    1. great so glad this was helpful I knew it'd be great for those that don't eat meat too.

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  5. Portabella Mushroom are delicious! I'll have to give this a try :-)

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  7. That's one amazing mouth watering recipe..thanks for sharing :)

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  8. hmm looks delicious!!

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  9. Hi Gigi, I loved this idea because as vegetarian its a great take on the usual burger!

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    1. so glad it was useful! i think so too.

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  10. oh the burger looks tasty..ive gotten into this veg diet too at times, i love veggie pizzas put occasionally add sausage toppings hehe :D
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  11. I really have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!
    xo
    Sharon

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  12. Mmmm! This looks so yummy. Even better that it has mushrooms!
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  13. That looks so amazing. Pity I'm on a strict diet otherwise I would devour that burger! I love portabella mushrooms too! Yum!

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  14. I wrote down this recipe when you published it, and finally got all the ingredients to make it tonight. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! I thought it was amazing, and so did my hubby. We both agreed that this is just about as close as you can get to meat, and we actually liked the smoothness that a mushroom has over chopped meat. I was hesitant about the peppers, because i don't usually like peppers, but boy am I glad I didn't chicken out! LOVE IT just the way you put it together. You gotta enter this in a contest. SOOOOOO AMAZING for someone (like me!) who likes burgers but wants to cut back on red meat for health or other reasons.

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  15. It's been months and I am still making this.... i buy the Portabella caps in Costco. Even my husband likes them- and he's a real meat guy. But since I've starting being serious about weight loss (and thankfully, it shows!) he's been trying to copy some of my meals.

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