Portobello Mushroom with Grilled Feta Burger

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Here is a great meatless burger that non-vegetarians will also enjoy. This burger is first marinated with balsamic vinegar, basil, rosemary and garlic, then grilled, then a slice of grilled feta cheese is placed on top to make this burger really flavourful.

Portobello (also spelled portabella or portabello) mushrooms are brown crimini mushroom left to grow to reach 4-6 inches in diameter. Like other mushrooms they absorb flavor from marinade really well.

I got this recipe from a friend at work (thanks Kim!), and I thought this would be a great recipe to share.

Step 1: Ingredients/Equiptment

Picture of Ingredients/Equiptment
-portobello mushroom caps (try to find caps about the same size as your bun -there will be a bit of shrinkage when cooked)
-feta cheese(not the little cubes packed in oil but a block of the cheese)
-hamburger bun
-toppings for your bun such as mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, whatever you wish

(this is for 2 servings)
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste (you don't need to add very much salt since feta cheese can be
quite salty)

Equipment/ kitchen utensils
-grill or BBQ
-cutting board
-measuring spoons
-basting brush
-aluminum foil or parchment paper
-shallow bowl
i just made this and it was DELICIOUS. ive been a vegetarian for a while now and some of the food can be so bland. really good! thanks!
I've been a vegetarian most of my life, and it's SO hard to find good everyday recipes for me to eat. Most of the time I have to eat what everybody else is eating and just pick the meat out. At work earlier someone was heating up something and I smelled mushrooms! I felt like a vampire in a frenzy after smelling human blood! I starting thinking about mushroom ravioli with smoked cheese sauce and my mouth began to water. Then I came home to find some french bread and starting thinking about sauteed mushroom, onion, gravy, and swiss cheese po boy, when I began looking for vegetarian mushroom recipes. I came across this one! OMG, this is perfect!! I can't wait to try this. I would grill it with a little Dale's seasoning on it in additon to this recipe. I don't really care for veggie burgers, but I eat them as an excuse to eat Dale's and BBQ sauce, heehee. Anyway, I can't wait to try this, it looks absolutely scrumptious!!!!!!!!
i thought vegetarians didn't eat cheese since its made from milk and milk comes from cows or goats
thats vegan..
ChrysN (author)  sillyzombie6664 years ago
There are varying degrees of vegetarianism, I eat eggs and cheese but no meat.
ChrysN (author)  veggielife4me4 years ago
Yes, it's much better than veggie burgers, enjoy!
kilroy19585 years ago
mmmm   mmmmm!
only way to be better----add venison patties!

PKTraceur6 years ago
A mushroom in a bun with cheese on top. Simple and sounds slightly appealing.
Spacecoyote6 years ago
That's not basil! (just kidding!)
ChrysN (author)  Spacecoyote6 years ago
LOL, I should have used the fresh stuff, to avoid any confusion.
spartana7 years ago
Sounds yummy. my stomach was rumbling as i was reading through. I'm am definitely going make this next we go shopping. Thanks for the recipe!
hogiewan7 years ago
I like to do something very similar by putting the grilled portobella on top of a beef patty
flopart7 years ago
This looks delicious! I'm making the transition to vegetarianism and this recipe makes me think I won't miss beef burgers one bit. Mmmm...
At Liberty7 years ago
I'm not a mushroom fan, but that looks SO good.... :oP
So very scrumptious I don't know how ground beef could hope to hold a candle to this! Thanks for the info! :)
whitish7 years ago
mmmmmm shrooms...
Hmm, your bags of dried basil and rosemary might get you in trouble if the coppers find them. Looks delicious, btw; stomach is getting grumbly just looking at it.
ChrysN (author)  fantasticanalysis7 years ago
lol, I guess I should find a better way of storing my herbs.
nickc3217 years ago
mouth watering.... I need to go buy some large portobellos. also the idea of wrapping the cheese is brilliant, I hate peeling cheese off my electric grill.
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Looks absolutely delicious. I'll have to try it before the summer is over. (i'm already drooling)