Portobello Burger Recipe

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Veggie Burger Atelier Extraordinary Recipes for Nourishing Plant-Based PattiesPossibly the simplest burger in the book and incredibly tasty with the portobello mushrooms serving as buns. Vegan and gluten free.

  • Yield: 4 burgers


For Patties
  • Olive oil or ghee, for frying
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into rounds
  • 8 portobello mushrooms, stemmed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 sweet potato slices (rounds), about 1 inch (30 mm) thick
  • Red pepper flakes, for seasoning
For Toppings
  • 1 avocado, sliced into rounds
  • 1 bunch fresh baby spinach or arugula
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Walnut Pistou
  • Lemony Cashew Cream
How to Make It
  1. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Fry the red bell pepper slices for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside until assembly.
  2. Return the skillet to the heat and add another drizzle of olive oil. Place 2 porto-bello mushrooms in the skillet and fry for 1 minute per side. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the skillet and steam the mushrooms for about 2 minutes, turning twice. Remove from the heat.
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high and add another drizzle of olive oil. Place 2 sweet potato slices in the pan and sprinkle with red pepper flakes and salt. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes total, turning, until nicely done.
  4. Build the burger using the mushrooms as buns and layering with sweet potato, red bell pepper, avocado, spinach, onions, pistou, and Lemony Cashew Cream. Enjoy!

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