Thursday, April 7, 2011

Smokey Swiss Cilantro Portabello Burger

Okay this is probably the longest named burger in the world but I had to get the description just right in the name. It is 100% vegetarian yet gives the same satisfaction as a beef burger. I serve it with sweet potato fries and my family loves it. You don't need ketchup or mayo for this burger and you don't feel like it's missing. I'm a big condiments person and this is the best burger to bring that satisfaction and still be healthy.

Smokey Swiss Cilantro Portabello Burger
  • 4-6 portabello mushroom tops
  • 4 large pickles sliced lengthwise (sandwich stacker style)
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup fresh made guacamole
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 6 Romain lettuce leaves
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 bottle of liquid smoke (on BBQ sauce isle)
Steam portabellos until tender in a skillet on medium high with garlic and 1/2 cup water. Replace water as needed to avoid burning (you could also use 2 Tbsp of oil and fry them). Right before they are tender add 2 Tbsp of liquid smoke. This will brown them and give them a smokey BBQ flavor.

On a whole wheat bun spread mustard then stack portabello, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, 2 heaping spoonfuls of guacamole and 2 Tbsp of fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

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