Friday, July 29, 2011

BBQ Portabella Burger

What a wonderful alternative for a burger rather than making it out of beef or turkey.  The portabella mushroom is so thick and hearty that it actually eats like a meat.  You can season and sauce it up, to not only add flavor, but to also keep it soft and full of juices.  So naturally, it subs in perfectly to give the  All American Classic (meat-eater food that is) a vegetarian twist.  This is one of both of my step-daughter's, Kalena and Kiley's, most favorite vegetarian meals here at home.  And to tell you the truth, my husband Rich, possibly the world's largest carnivore, loves them equally as much too.  

4 large portabella mushroom heads (rinsed/ dried)
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup of BBQ sauce (I used Kraft Original)
4 large kaiser rolls (sliced to open)
red onion (thinly sliced)
pickles (I used my sliced Jalapeno Dill Pickles recipe)
tomato (sliced)
ketchup/ mustard

-Preheat your grill to a medium setting.  Salt and pepper both sides of the mushroom; toss on the top rack of your grill.  Baste both sides immediately with BBQ sauce and continue to constantly repeat basting and turning for about 25-30 minutes.  Serve on split kaiser rolls with onion, pickles, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard.  Serves 4.  Enjoy!