Friday, June 4, 2010

42. Balsamic-Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers


From 2005 Southern Living Annual Recipes

It was a beautiful afternoon here today, so I wanted to grill burgers...with a twist.

The portobellos, after marinating for an hour, had a delicious flavor. They were tender and "meaty." I used feta cheese for personal preference, and it gave the burgers a creamy tang.

What I didn't love about this dish was the mayonnaise blend. After the mushrooms marinated in the balsamic vinegar mixture, they absorbed plenty of that flavor...so the balsamic vinegar in the mayo was a little bit too much for me.

2 large portobello mushroom caps, stemmed
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 hamburger buns split
Optional: Lettuc leaves, tomato slices

Scrape gills from mushroom caps, if desired.

Combine 3 tablespoons vinegar, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt in a shallow dish or large zip-top plasic freezer bag. Add mushrooms, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally. Remove mushrooms from marinade, discarding marinade.

Grill mushrooms, covered, over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove mushrooms from grill and immediately sprinkle undersides evenly with blue cheese.

Stir together mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Spread mixture evenly on both sides of buns and top with mushrooms. Garnish as desired.

This post is part of Weekend Cooking.

8 comments:

Beth F said...

I love the look and the sound of these. I really like blue cheese but I can see how feta would definitely work. I'll have to print this out for my vegetarian niece and for me too!

Nise' said...
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Nise' said...

I have a friend that will love, love this recipe.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

It's perfect grilling weather too and I've been thinking about doing something different. I love blue cheese so this caught my attention. You are sure doing great on your challenge.

Vicki said...

I'm not much of a mushroom lover, but the photo makes it look really good.

JoAnn said...

I'm probably the only one in the family that would go for this one, but I'd still like to try it.

Heather said...

hmmm, love grilled mushrooms.

Kim said...

Anything with mushrooms, and I am in! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
*smiles*