One of the things I miss most in the summer is burgers on the grill. In the past I just grilled up my burger and ate it without a bun. That worked just fine actually. As I was walking through the grocery store and saw the lovely Portobello mushroom tops, I got an idea.¬† Why not use these as the bun for my burger? What goes better with beef than mushrooms?
I got these great buffalo burgers from US Wellness Meats. You can also order them direct from Wild Idea Buffalo as well. It was raining outside so I grilled these on a grill pan, seasoned them up with lots of pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion granules.
In another pan I drizzled each mushroom cap with a little olive oil, sea¬†salt and pepper and pan seared them. You can probably grill them as well. I placed them briefly¬†smooth side down first but just for about 30 seconds and then flipped them over to let the inside soften up a bit. I wanted the inside softer than the outside.¬† I removed the mushrooms from the heat before it got too soft since I wanted to literally use it for a bun.
Feel free to top your burger with whatever Paleo friendly toppings you like. I used guacamole! YUM!!
Other topping ideas:
- Paleo Mayo
- Caveman Ketchup or¬†other condiments found here: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/homemade-paleo-condiments/
- Veggies like lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion (raw or saut√©ed), olives, cucumbers, sprouts
This was very messy to eat but delicious. I eventually had to eat it with a fork and knife once the hot buffalo meat began to make the mushroom too soft and the juices from the burger were dripping down my chin, but¬†it still tasted great.¬†My kids loved it too! You can obviously use any ground meat for this, I just happened to be making buffalo burgers, but beef, turkey, pork etc. all work. Mushrooms go with just about everything.¬† Whether you are a Paleo foodie or not, this is a yummy change of pace from a typical bun. Enjoy!