It’s no secret that I LOVE burgers! But I don’t love how I feel when I eat bread. And I have noticed the impact bread and other refined carbs have on Lexi’s behavior. The best alternative I have found is this cheesy double mushroom burger.
Burger’s don’t have to be the unhealthy meal that they are believed to be. While a bought burger, with heavily processed and refined meat, is unhealthy, a homemade burger with organic, free-range ingredients is one of the healthiest. It’s one of the most satisfying comfort foods too!
Friday night is burger night in our house and we love these cheesy double mushroom burgers because they satisfy the craving for something delicious and they are nutritious. The flat cap of portabello mushrooms makes a delicious alternative to hamburger buns.
We love mushrooms, not just for their wonderful flavor, but for their incredible nutritional and health benefits.
Larger mushrooms, like portabellos, full of minerals and nutrients. But did you know that they are largely made up of water? More than 60% of their whole weight is water. So if you’re looking to boost hydration with food, portabellos are a great option.
Constipation is a problem for many children because of the processed foods they consume. Portabello mushrooms give you 6g of fiber for every cup you consume. That’s a great amount for a food that is low in carbohydrates.
Cheesy Double Mushroom Burger
Double Mushroom Cheese Burger
- 4 large mushrooms
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp bbq sauce (preferably sugar-free)
- salt and black pepper
- 2 beef or chicken burgers cooked
- 2 slices cheese
- 1 red onion sliced
- 1 tomato sliced
- lettuce leaves
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise (preferably sugar-free)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Lightly brush the mushrooms with oil, bbq sauce, and season with salt and pepper.
- Arrange the mushrooms in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 5 minutes, then turn the mushrooms over and baste again.
- Turn the mushrooms over and baste again. Bake for 5-7 more minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked.
- Use the mushrooms as buns and assemble burger with the rest of the ingredients.
- Serve immediately.
DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association provided me with this recipe and associated images. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way. The fact is, I’m crazy about mushrooms, and want to shout it from the rooftops anyway.