08 August 2016

Portobello Burgers #SRC

It's the August edition of the Secret Recipe Club.  This month I was assigned to a fun blogger named Amy who is the curator of Amy's Cooking Adventures.  Why Cooking Adventures?  It's easy to see from her blog, where the last post I read was how she tried three different fats to make her homemade English muffins.  That was an adventure, indeed!

Amy tells us that she got into cooking a little later in life, but with a family of cooks who surrounded her.  She likes to read, scrapbook and sew, and along with cooking, she is a Zumba instructor!  I knew she'd be a friend for life when I learned she thought dessert should also follow breakfast!

As I was looking for that recipe I wanted to make, I fell in love with several of her drink recipes.  You have to go and check out her Chai Eggnog Latte.  What?  Combining two of my favorite drinks into one?  This Cucumber Melon Refresher looks perfect for the hot days of summer.  Add a shot of vodka if you like!

This drink deserves its own paragraph.  It's the Irish Breakfast Shot.  Word.  This is much like the Irish Car Bomb where you drop the whiskey into the glass.  This time you drop the whiskey into orange juice.  And, the glass is rimmed with sausages.  Shut up.

So with all these awesome drink choices I must have chosen a cocktail, right?

No.  I chose a Portobello Burger!  No kidding!  I ran across this recipe and had all the ingredients plus it just sounded right for dinner.  My husband actually made it, with baked sweet potato fries on the side.  It was fantastic.  The mushrooms can stand up to a lot of seasoning.  Don't be shy!  The egg on top seals the deal and adds valuable protein to the dish.  It will be made again!

Portobello Burgers

by Our Good Life
Ingredients (2 sandwiches)
  • 2 large Portobello caps
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • 2 homemade buns, split
  • Butter
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 2 eggs, fried
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 1 tbsp mayo + squirt of sriracha (or hot sauce)
Scoop the stems and gills from the Portobello caps and brush both sides with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika.
Heat a skillet to medium. Add the mushrooms, top side down and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid begins to bead up inside the mushrooms. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes or until tender.
Generously butter the split sides of the buns. Place in the skillet, butter side down, and cook until the buns are toasted.
In the same skillet, fry the eggs.
Mix the sriracha and mayo and spread generously onto the buns. Top with a cooked mushroom, egg, cheese, and avocado. Repeat with the second burger and serve.
Serves 2
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  1. Great SRC choice Terri. It's hard to go wrong with Amy's blog.

  2. well now I've seen everything. Portobello burgers with a fried egg. Love it and will def try it.

  3. I have never thought of using a fried egg on top of a "burger." I'm gonna give it a try!

  4. My issues with portabella burgers is getting that mushroom to not be so thick - know what I mean? Its hard to add anything with it because the mouth-full becomes ginormous! I need to re-think this recipe and try the egg... looks yummy!

    1. Karen, I overcome that issue by cleaning out the "gills." Then I can add things inside the cap and it doesn't become too thick!

  5. Those looks delicious! I love that you put a fried egg on it. Way to get that protien in there even though it is a veggie burger.

  6. Oh man, this is my kind of food. I love a fried egg on top of a good buger

  7. This looks amazing! I love the idea of a portobello burger with an egg on top. Yum!

  8. I love portobello burgers. Love the addition of the egg!

  9. I have never tried such a thing before. I do love fried eggs - I will have to experiment with this one!

  10. We eat a lot of Portabellas and baby bellas! This is a recipe my son would try for sure!

  11. This burger looks perfect especially because there is a fried egg and avocado on it yum yum. I love the look of the burger.

  12. The burger looks amazing! I don't really mind eating portobello because it's so good and it's the perfect alternative for meat! Not to mention that it has less calories as well.

  13. This looks absolutely delicious! So many different flavors in one dish. I can't wait to give it a try.

  14. I am a huge fan of cooking challenges and am so glad that you shared this recipe with us. I will be checking out Amy's blog too!

  15. So yummy! love a veggie burger whenever I see it! Thanks for sharing this one with fried egg and avocado. Want to make it soon!

  16. So glad you enjoyed the burgers! They're a favorite around here!

  17. I love portabellas especially on the grill! I often use them as the base for my pizza. This is a great breakfast pizza recipe idea!

  18. I love portobellas but I have to say, I've never had them with an egg on top. How yummy!! Now I know what I am making next week!

  19. I absolutely love portobello burgers. Yours look incredible and would love to make it again.

  20. This burger recipe is much healthier than regular one, and the egg on the top looks so insanely delicious! I've never tried Portobello Burger but I think after seeing this I will give a try.

  21. What a great idea! I am always looking for new ways to use Portobello mushrooms!

  22. This is one of my favorites! I am not a huge meat eater, so having something like a portobello mushroom to take the place - delicious!

  23. I love burgers, but I don't always love all the meat. I have been looking for an alternative to the meat. This sounds like the recipe I have been looking for!

  24. This looks so good. I'm looking forward to trying it because it seems very filling as well!

  25. Ahhh I think my hubs would love this, Terri! I think I could do it minus the egg. :) Thanks for sharing it!

  26. Love this recipe! And sweet potato fries are the perfect side dish


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