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Thursday, February 18, 2010


This is not your average boring turkey's moist, flavorful,full of veggies, less fat and less guilt!

1-1/3 pound ground turkey meat
6 crimini mushrooms (stems removed and finely chopped)
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
3 T. tomato paste
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Handful flat-leafed parsley, chopped
4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
Salt and Pepper
Red pepper flakes
2 cups arugula leaves (optional)
1/2 pound mozzarella (sliced thin)
Sliced red onions and tomatoes

Combine meat with salt, pepper, chopped criminis, bell pepper, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire, crushed red pepper flakes. cheese and parsley. Form meat into 4 large patties and drizzle with olive oil. Grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side in hot skillet.

Heat oven to 450 degrees -
Place portobello caps on baking sheet, gill side up and drizzle with olive oil Roast caps for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper.

Top each cap with 1/2 cup arugula and burger. Cap burgers with sliced mozzarella, and melt in still warm oven. Finish with sliced onions and tomatoes.

No need for Catsup and mustard on these babies...

Courtesy of Rachael Ray!


Anonymous said...

What is catsup linder?

Sue said...

I hate anonymous comments don't you?.....and I also get nervous when I hear the word "Gills"...associated with food...but the burger sure does look good...My Italian best friend swears by big portabello mushrooms...I really need to try them...

Anonymous said...

I hate anonymous comments, too. :)

This looks great--an interesting way to use the portabellos.


Joyce said...

Not a really big fan of RR but some times she does come up with the best recipes and this sounds like a winner. I like that there is no bread buns but the portobello buns.

janie said...

This looks amazing-although I too am not a RR fan-at all! I am a fan of yours and can't wait fo your big adventure to begin!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love portobello mushcrooms! This looks so delicious. My bhusband gave up bread for Lent so I should make this for him!

Thanks Linda!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This sounds so healthy! My son and I Love portabello mushrooms and this is such a great way to use them! Thank you for the recipe. Have a nice week! Twyla