Shroom Burgers Dude. (made ya look)

In my quest to make 4 million, 738 thousand, 617 burgers this summer, I decided that today was as good as any to make it all about the mushroom.

I love mushrooms. I am so in love with mushrooms. The weirder the spelling, the better. The stranger the texture, bring it on. The funkier the fungus, sign me up. I really, really, REALLY love mushrooms.

I love mushrooms.

If you find yourself wiping away the tears and nodding at the computer screen and you’re all, I KNOWWWWW in your head, a) we’re soul mates and b) don’t close your browser.

Well, at least scroll down and take a look at the pictures first.

Let’s featureā€¦the portobello mushroom!

Portobello mushrooms are a glorious substitute for meat if you’re trying to healthy up your life a smidge. And on the grill, are you kidding me? In the form of a burger with fresh guacamole? STOP. Sweet potato fries on the side? DEATH BECOMES ME.

Oh and I need to mention the peaches. I had no idea peaches could sexy up a burger so much. Really, my life has just taken a new direction. I’ll never look at a peach the same way again.

M.a.k.e. T.h.e.s.e. F.o.r. T.h.e. S.a.k.e.

Portobello Mushroom and Peach Burgers:

What it took for 2:

* 2 portobello mushrooms, lightly cleaned of any grit or dirt
* 2 peaches, halved and pits removed
* 1 sweet potato, cut into thin sticks
* 2 hamburger buns (of your choice)
* 1 cup arugula
* 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
* 1 scallion, sliced
* 4 sprigs fresh thyme, divided (2 sprigs chopped)
* 1 Tbs. freshly chopped rosemary
* 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* juice from half a lemon
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp chili powder
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Toss sweet potato fries with a couple Tbs of olive oil, the cumin, chili powder, a couple thyme sprigs, salt and pepper. Bake for 45 minutes, checking at 30.

For the mushroom marinade, combine the oil, thyme, rosemary, lemon juice and pinch of salt and pepper in small bowl. Brush each side of the mushrooms and peaches.

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Grill each mushroom on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Same rule goes for the peaches. Continue to brush with marinade.

Grill up the buns too!

Serve the burgers with cherry tomatoes, scallions, arugula and fresh guacamole. And sweet potato fries. For the love do not forget about them.

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11 Responses to Shroom Burgers Dude. (made ya look)

  1. Sylvia@bascooking June 28, 2011 at 10:04 am #
    I love roasted portobello,look like meat in texture and flavor, I never would have thought of making sandwiches, I liked the idea
    • Bev Weidner June 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm #
      Hi Sylvia! Thank you for the comment! I agree, portobello mushrooms are so meaty, you almost forget it's not a steak. Almost. Thanks for stopping by!
  2. carlyklock June 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm #
    Um, a few things. 1. I tried the portobello mush burger recipe from Power Foods last week and it fell flat. I was so disappointed. We were on a veggie detox after eating only fried and overcooked food in the Dominican. 2. The shot of the mushroom's underside dead-on must be played with in photoshop, printed and hung in your kitchen. 3. I see a little Tartelette coming through in your photography now. :) (she's got me, too) 4. Peaches??? I'm so intrigued. 5. We're total soul mates.
    • Bev Weidner June 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm #
      1) It did? I'm so surprised that it fell flat. What a bummer. I'm calling Martha. 2) Why thanks! I don't have photoshop, and right now I can't even get my aperture program to work, so iphoto it is for now. BOO. (but thank you!) 3) To be honest, I've only been to her site once! I tried adding her to my reader and for some reason that's not working. (only on her site) But yes, I'm trying new thangs. 4) Peaches, YES - try them. Next well I'm going to grill them in a salad. Drool. 5) We are. I knew it from the get go.
  3. Epicurea June 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm #
    I love burgers, I love mushrooms and I love variety - should I try these first or the roasted eggplant ones:-)?
    • Bev Weidner June 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm #
      Hey Epicurea! Thanks so much for dropping by! Oh boy, well if you love mushrooms with all your heart, try those burgers first. Then the eggplant. Or in reverse order. Or not. Or both! At the SAME TIME. Whoa.
  4. Jenny June 29, 2011 at 1:57 am #
    So remember when you made me fish tacos....and I stuck my nose up in the air. Those are missing from your glorious..postings...btw. Anyhoo....1st, you had me at Dude. 2nd, I've never been a fan of these mushrooms but I have to tell you they look absolutely yummy in this sammy and your photos. Perhaps you could change my mind on this one too!!
    • Bev Weidner June 29, 2011 at 3:15 am #
      I need to post about those! You're totally right. Girl you need to try these brugrers. (that's burgers in human)
  5. Jenny June 29, 2011 at 1:59 am #
    AND BEV>......Carly is right. Your mushroom pic is OUT OF SIGHT!!!!
  6. Amy June 29, 2011 at 2:39 am #
    Am I the only one singing Portobello Road from Bedknobs & Broomsticks? Anyone? No? Ooooookaaaaaay. I must concur, you had me at Dude. And then at shroom. And the pictures....I drooled on my iPad. If there is damage, I blame your photography skills.
    • Bev Weidner June 29, 2011 at 3:17 am #
      I haven't thought about that musical in...well, ever. Do you need my insurance info for any damage? CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.

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