Hey guys! Being gluten free, I sometimes miss burgers. Although I can occasionally tolerate a wheat bun, If I want to stay on track, I make these awesome Shiitake/Portabella Steak burgers instead.
You still get the burger craving pay off, without the sore tummy later! Makes (2) burgers.
You will need:
- 4 shiitake or portabella mushrooms, de-stemmed. You can find them in Asian markets, they’re about palm-sized.
- 2 palm sized steaks of your choice – I used beef. Leave the fat on
- 1 onion, sliced into rings or half-rings
- Fresh, sharp cheddar cheese
- Butter for frying
Fry in butter, or grill the steaks to your liking. I did mine to medium rare. Set aside to rest.
In the leftover butter and juices (add more butter if you need to), fry the mushrooms briefly, starting with the underside, then flip. 30-45 seconds on high each side should be enough.
Shiitake burger, assemble!
You can easily add other stuff (like some leafy greens. Bok choy works surprisingly well, as does baby spinach)
You’re done. Nom heartily. This is just my favourite simple dinner meal. It’s filling and easy! It’s an awesome recipe to let the kids help with as well – set up a ‘buffet’ and they can help build their very own custom burger.