But seriously, burgers are probably the only red meat that I actually enjoy eating. Growing up, I hated even the sight of red meat. One time I even went so far as to hide a well chewed piece of steak in a house plant. Although I’ve grown to enjoy burgers and an occasional cheesesteak, veggie burgers and meat alternatives are usually what I go for. Portabellas are a nice substitute for meat because they have a nice “meaty” texture. Give it a whirl.
Great condiments: mustard, ketchup, mayo, relish, red onion, pickles, caramelized onions, or any other condiments that you desire.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse the mushroom caps and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Place the mushroom caps on a cookie sheet that has been lined with foil.
- Sprinkle the tops of the mushrooms with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder.
- Place the pan into the oven and cook the mushroom caps for 10-15 minutes or until mushrooms have a “rubbery” texture.
- On a separate cookie sheet lined with foil, place each hamburger bun. On the bottom half of the hamburger bun, place the slice of cheese and put into the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
- Remove mushroom caps from oven and pat dry with a clean paper towel.
- Place mushroom caps on hamburger buns and top with condiments. Serve with baked fries, veggies, fruit salad, or another side. Enjoy!