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Portobello Mushroom Slimburger



  • ¼ lb. lean grass-fed ground beed, bison or organic ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mushroom “Bun”

  • 2 large Portobello mushroom
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, place your ground meat, egg, garlic, salt and pepper and mix together thoroughly.
  2. Form one patty and cook either on a grill or in a sauté pan with just a bit of coconut or olive oil.
  3. Cook until done, about 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Next, remove your mushroom stems and wash and dry the mushrooms. Coat them in olive oil, salt and pepper and place it on a heated sauté pan or grill, cooking for about five minutes on each side, or until soft.
  5. Place your patty on top of the mushroom. Add sliced tomato and lettuce if you’d like, and serve.

Serves 1

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