Hamburgers On Portobello "Buns"
Recipe by: Divya Gugnani

1 1/3 pound ground beef
salt and pepper
6 crimini mushrooms (baby portobellos) stems removed and finely choppped
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
handful of Italian flat-leaf parsley
extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Kosher salt and black pepper
2 cups arugula leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
sliced red onion and sliced yellow and plum tomatoes

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Combine meat with salt and pepper, chopped mushrooms, peppers, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire, crushed red pepper flakes, cheese and

Score and form meat into 4 large patties, 1 inch thick. Drizzle with olive oil, then fry patties for 5-6 minutes on each side in hot skillet.

Place portobello caps on a small baking sheet and grill each side up and drizzle each with extra virgin olive oil. Roast the caps for 12 minutes.
Remove caps from heat and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Turn off the oven. Top each cap with about 1/2 cup arugula and a burger. Cap burger with mozzarella and place back into the still warm oven. Let the
cheese melt, about one minute. Place burgers on "bun" bottoms and top with onions and tomatoes to serve.

Servings: 4

Something so simple that you can do! Even if you have a normal bun, the way you cook the hamburger it is amazing to the taste! I just tried making it.
I just think that Mushrooms are Amazing with Hamburgers but I never would have thought that they would do this!

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