My husband absolutely *hates* mushrooms. I, on the other hand, love them! So, I was obviously eating by myself on this night. I got this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo, and you can get it HERE. It’s good. You want it.
Starting out with extra lean ground beef and minced bacon, I also minced some criminy mushrooms. I do believe I minced them just a tad too much, but I don’t mind. I cooked them until the moisture was gone, and added it to the meats.
Taking a portobello mushroom, I took the stem off and removed the gills, which I like to call fins. I tossed that in the oven while I did the other bits, letting it bake.
After I mixed the meats and mushrooms, I formed a few patties. I’m already looking forward to eating this!
When the portobello was done, I took it out and blotted off the extra moisture. While it cooled, I threw the patties on the skillet.
I don’t know if this looks delicious to you, but it does to me! Of course, I know what it tastes like, so I have an edge.
Since it had raw bacon in it, I was sure to cook it all the way through, something I don’t normally do with my burgers.
Here’s the stack: I started with the portobello and put my homemade mayonnaise on next. I added some red leaf lettuce, the burger, and avocado slices. It’s already a messy, difficult to eat food, so I put the tomato and pickles on the side.
Here’s another variation: I added gorgonzola and a couple of extra strips of bacon. Both versions were fantastic! Just messy. I mean, you should have a cloth napkin handy, because you’re going to need it!
This is a great burger. I ate way more veggies than meat, and it was so dang tasty! This one goes on the “make it again” list.