Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Portobello Burger Recipe

No, this isn't a Bake or Buy comparison.  But it's my blog, and I can do what I want!  I've been getting a little burnt out on the bake or buy concept, so I figured I would start to post some personal recipes in between Bake or Buy's to keep the content flowing.

So, I made this for dinner the other night and I thought I'd share the recipe(s) with you.  I didn't plan to do it, so there aren't many photos of my process, but next time I'll do better.

Marinated Portobellos:
2 medium portobellos (portabellas?... whatever.)
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon siracha (this was pretty spicy)
salt and pepper

Combine the marinade ingredients and let sit at room temp for at least 30 minutes.  I flipped and basted ever so often while I worked on the HOMEMADE BUNS (!).

So obviously you could pick up hamburger buns, but I'm obsessed with my new breadmaker, so here we go.  You can make these by hand, but I put the dough in my breadmaker.  Recipe from (there are handmade directions there)

3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 large egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup water

In my breadmaker, you add the wet, add the dry, and poke a hole and put the yeast in.  I let it go through the first knead, rise, second knead, then took it out.  From there I split it into 6 pieces, tied them in a knot and tucked the ends (no kaiser cutter), and let them rise again.  About 45 minutes later i brushed the tops with milk and sprinkled with sesame seeds.  Bake at 425 for 15 mins.

I also made these super easy steak fries, that were actually crunchy and delicious.
3 medium russet potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne
salt and pepper

Cut your potatoes into wedges and toss with oil and spices.  Bake at 425 for about 40 minutes, flipping half way.

For the portobello burgers, I grilled the portos on each side for ~5 minutes over high heat.  I leave the gills in, but if they offend you, scrape them before marinating.  Top your burgers as you wish!  We used avocado, baby spinach, tomato, hummus, and cheese.

Enjoy and think about how healthy and delicious this is compared to fast food!


  1. What kind of bread machine do you have? Your rolls look great!

  2. We're huge fans of DIY buns at my place as well, this has become the standard recipe:

    And many congrats on letting yourself play some, there's no reason not to share a good recipe every now and again!

  3. Yum! Love the change in format, although I still like bake and buy suggestions too. I totally agree, homemade bread is so much better and more economical to make.

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