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Grilled portobello burgers

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 1 Hour, 15 Minutes 
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour, 30 Minutes 
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Portobello Mushrooms 
Category Vegetables 
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish 
Cuisine American 
Cook Method Grilling 
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Heart Healthy; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; High Fiber; Vegetarian; Vegan 


  • 4 large portobello mushrooms, 5 inches in diameter

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 whole-wheat buns, toasted

  • 4 slices tomato

  • 4 slices red onion

  • 2 Bibb lettuce leaves, halved



  • Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove the stems. Place on a dish, stemless side up..

  • To make the marinade, whisk the vinegar, water, sugar, garlic, cayenne pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl. Drizzle over the mushrooms, cover, and marinate 1 hour in the refrigerator, turning the mushrooms once.

  • Heat the gas grill or broiler. Lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray and position it 4-6 inches from heat source.

  • Grill or broil the mushrooms on medium heat, 5 minutes on each side until tender. Baste with the marinade to keep moist. Transfer the mushrooms with tongs to a plate.

  • Place each mushroom on a bun, topping with the tomato, red onion, and lettuce. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 283 cal

  • Total fat: 9g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Fiber: 9g

  • Protein: 8g

  • Calcium: 203mg