One thing I do love is a GREAT burger! I do not eat beef or pork, and I am not really a fan of chicken “burgers”. Portobello, turkey, and black bean are my burgers of choice. I believe I actually had a shrimp burger that was really good but something about being able to get that smoky grill taste just makes me happy! Below is a recipe for a portobello burger that I found on epicurious.com. The only changes I would make would be to make my own pesto sauce mixed with veganiase instead of mayo, and use a brioche bun:)
- 1/2 cup purchased pesto
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 4 sourdough, whole grain, or ciabatta rolls, split horizontally
- 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed, dark gills scraped out
- Olive oil
- Roasted red peppers from jar, drained
- 4 cups arugula (about 2 ounces)
- 4 slices provolone cheese
Stir pesto and mayonnaise in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper.
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill rolls, cut side down, until lightly toasted. Transfer to plates. Spread grilled side of rolls with pesto mayonnaise.
Brush mushrooms on both sides with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, rounded side up, 4 minutes. Turn mushrooms over. Cover and grill until mushrooms are tender, about 4 minutes. Place 1 mushroom on each roll bottom. Top each with enough red pepper pieces to cover, then with arugula and cheese. Press roll tops over and serve.