Recipe - Creamy Portobello Burgers

Serves 4

These heart-healthy burgers are so meaty that you'll wonder what took you so long to try them! One Portobello is loaded with 18 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidant, which helps you battle inflammation, too. Serve with Green Gusto Salad.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 large onion, halved and cut in ¼-inch strips
  • 1 large yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and cut in ¼-inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon each of thyme and sage
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese, divided
  • Optional: lettuce and tomato, whole wheat buns
  1. Turn on broiler, set to high or 500°.
  2. Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Sauté chopped mushroom stems, onions, peppers and herbs until onions are translucent.
  4. On a cookie sheet, broil mushroom caps stem side down for 2-3 minutes. Turn over and broil stem side up for 3-4 minutes until liquid starts to accumulate in cap of mushroom.
  5. Spread goat cheese in each cap and broil for 2 more minutes. Top with cooked vegetables and optional serving ideas as shown here.
Per serving: 157 calories, 8g protein, 11g carbohydrate, 10g fat, 5g sat fat, 4g mono fat, 13mg cholesterol, 3g fiber, 112mg sodium

Per serving with bun: 271 calories, 12g protein, 33g carbohydrate, 12g fat, 5g sat fat, 4g mono fat, 13mg cholesterol, 6g fiber, 318mg sodium

THE SEASONED COOK: All of these toppings work well for meat and fish burgers as well.

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