Portobello Burgers

burgerThese hearty, portobello burgers feature the gourmet flavors of garlic and balsamic vinegar, but, once marinated, only take minutes to make. It’s a Friday night fav at the Nelson home!


Total Time: 1 hr. 15 min.

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Yield: 4 servings


4 large Portobello mushroom caps, about 5 inches in diameter
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 whole wheat buns, toasted, sliced lengthwise to open
4 slices medium tomato
4 thin slices red onion
4 lettuce leaves


1. Place mushrooms in a baking dish, stem side up. Do not use glass.
2. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, garlic, and oil in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Drizzle over mushrooms. Cover; refrigerate for about 1 hour, turning mushrooms once.
3. Preheat grill or broiler.
4. Position cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source. Grill or broil mushrooms, turning often and basting with marinade, for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender.
5. Place each mushroom on a bun and top with one tomato slice, one onion slice and one lettuce leaf.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories: 311
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 388mg
Carbs: 50g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 9g