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Portobello Beer Burgers

Imagine biting into a juicy burger that’s not made of meat, but big, hearty mushrooms! These Portobello Beer Burgers are a lighter twist on the classic cheeseburger, and guess what? The mushrooms take a cool bath in beer before they hit the grill! Yep, that’s right – a beer soak!

First, you grab four large mushrooms and give them a nice soak in beer. This isn’t a drinking game for mushrooms, it’s to make them taste amazing! Let them chill in the beer for 30 minutes, absorbing all those yummy flavors.

Now, the mushrooms are ready for a little spa treatment. Brush each one with olive oil, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and they’re ready for the grill. Picture this – mushrooms sizzling on the hot grill, soaking up the sun and turning into tasty perfection.

While the mushrooms are getting their tan, you can prep the buns. Toast them lightly until they’re golden and ready to cradle those delicious mushrooms. Don’t forget to add a slice of your favorite cheese on top of each mushroom – watch it melt into gooey goodness.

Time to assemble! Imagine stacking a cheesy mushroom on a toasted bun, topping it with slices of crisp red onions, fresh lettuce leaves, and juicy tomato slices. You can even add crunchy onion rings for an extra surprise!

Now, take a big bite. Feel the textures and flavors dancing in your mouth – it’s a party of tastes! These burgers are so good, you won’t believe they’re not made of meat. They’re like a tasty secret, a light bite that still packs a punch of flavor. It’s burger satisfaction without the heavy feeling afterward.

And just like that, you’ve mastered the art of making Portobello Beer Burgers. Enjoy your delicious, lighter burger adventure!

Portobello Beer Burgers

Portobello Beer Burgers

Try a lighter version of classic cheeseburgers with Portobello Beer Burgers. Mushrooms soaked in beer and grilled just right – a tasty meal in 65 minutes. Add melted cheese, veggies, and maybe some onion rings for about 300 calories per serving. Enjoy this yummy twist on regular burgers!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers


  • Grill
  • Mixing bowl
  • Tongs
  • Basting brush


  • 4 large portobello mushrooms stems removed
  • 1 cup beer choose a flavorful beer like a stout or IPA
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices of your favorite cheese cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack work well


  • lettuce optional
  • tomato optional
  • onion optional
  • pickles optional


  • Prepare the Beer Soak: In a shallow dish, pour the beer and place the portobello mushrooms gill side down. Let them soak for at least 30 minutes, allowing the mushrooms to absorb the beer flavors.
  • Marinate the Mushrooms: After the beer soak, brush each portobello mushroom with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat the Grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill the Portobellos: Place the marinated mushrooms on the grill gill side down. Grill for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until they are tender and have grill marks.
  • Melt the Cheese: In the last 2 minutes of grilling, place a slice of cheese on each mushroom, allowing it to melt.
  • Toast the Buns: While the mushrooms are grilling, lightly toast the hamburger buns on the grill or in a toaster.
  • Assemble the Burgers: Place a grilled portobello with melted cheese on each bun. Top with sliced red onions, lettuce leaves, and tomato slices.
  • Add Optional Onion Rings: For an extra crunch, add onion rings on top of the mushrooms or serve them on the side.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Serve the Portobello Beer Burgers immediately. Pair with your favorite side dishes or a fresh salad


  1. Experiment with different beer varieties for unique flavor profiles.
  2. Customize the burger with your favorite toppings, sauces, and condiments.
  3. You can also use a grill pan or oven if an outdoor grill is not available.
  4. Ensure the mushrooms are well-marinated for a robust beer-infused taste.
Keyword Beer Soak, Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese, Portobello Burger, Vegetarian
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert