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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

This is the true meaning of a veggie burger. Portobello mushrooms are just the right size to fit in a traditional hamburger bun, they grill up beautifully and their substantial texture and rich taste will have everyone asking for seconds. And if it starts to rain, no need to worry! The recipe works just fine in a pan on the stove. Portobello mushrooms are local to Canada and are grown year round, so they’re always in season. 


6 large Portobello mushrooms, stems removed

3/4 cup (250 mL) tomato-based barbecue sauce or olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

3/4 tsp (4 mL) thyme

6 whole-wheat rolls, halved


1. Fire up the grill to medium heat.

2. Brush the mushroom caps with olive oil or barbecue sauce.

3. Grill mushrooms (and onion slices, if you like them), turning occasionally until tender and grill-marked, about 10 minutes. Lightly toast the rolls, about 2 minutes on each side.

4. Put them together like you would a regular burger.

5. If pan-frying the mushrooms, simply cook in a little olive oil over medium heat until tender, turning occasionally.

Serves 6.

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