Rip Esselstyn's Portobello Mushroom Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

Added to Recipes on Wed 07/07/2010

Portobello Mushroom Burger


Makes 4 burgers


4 Portobello mushrooms, rinsed

Low-sodium tamari

Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce

Splash of beer (optional)

Cracked pepper to taste

1 large red onion, sliced into thin rounds

4 whole grain buns

Dijon mustard

Tomato slices, lettuce, spinach or other favorites



Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Snap the stems off the mushrooms. Place the mushrooms face-up on a baking sheet. Splash a few drops of tamari (variation:use BBQ Sauce instead!) and Worcestershire (beer splash is optional) into each cap. Season with pepper. Place the stems into the caps. Cook in a casserole dish for 10-15 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft and filled with liquid. Enjoy the stems as starters!


Cook the onion rounds on high heat in sprayed skillet for 5 minutes, stirring often, until wilted and brown. Spread the buns with Dijon mustard. Place each mushroom on a toasted bun with cooked onion, tomato, lettuce or spinach, and your favorite fixings.


Sweet Potato Fries


2 sweet potatoes with skins on, scrubbed and sliced into strips



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the potato slices on a sprayed baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Cook for 30-40 minutes, turning once. Remove the foil after 20 minutes to allow the slices to brown.

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