Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Ice Cream.
Ahhh, sooo I put bacon on a mushroom burger…ooops.
But, umm?? Bacon on a mushroom burger is like really, really good. Just like it works on these pancakes, it works on this almost veggie burger. Sorry to all my vegetarian readers, I didn’t mean to do it, but then it just happened…along with that egg. 🙂
Alright, so a few things. First, I kind of sort of HATE taking photos of burgers. I don’t know why, but for some reason I have a really hard time photographing burgers, and for this reason I have been semi-avoiding them all summer long. I know, that’s so lame, but a photo I don’t like just totally bums me out, especially when the recipe is really, really good. So long story short, these are not my most favorite photos ever, BUT I am semi-OK with them and excited to share the recipe, since like I said, it’s a really good one!
Two, I have a really, really fun post up on Cupcakes and Cashmere this week. I hosted a Rio Summer Games Olympic Potluck Party. It was so fun and turned out so cute! Be sure to check it out if you want to host a quick and simple party for tomorrow’s opening ceremonies.
Three, thank you guys all so much for your kind comments on my nomination for Bloglovin’s best food blog award. So grateful to everyone who is voting, THANK YOU!! ?
Four, I just spent a good ten minutes procrastinating writing this post and responding to what feels like a bajillion emails watching this clip from the Teen Choice awards. Man, I was never a Justin Timberlake fan, but now I kind of get what all the fuss is about, pretty cool guy.
Alright, so back to this Cheddar Bacon Portobello Mushroom Burger!
Even though the photos may not be my favorites, honest, this is one of my favorite burger recipes, and not just for the reason that it’s beyond delicious, but also for the fact that they are beyond easy, you don’t even have to form any burger patties, which for some reason I’ve never liked doing. Whoooaaaaaa.
Major run on sentence there, sorry, I need to learn how to take a breath apparently.
Here’s how these burgers go down. You need to find some Portobello mushrooms caps and marinate them in a little balsamic vinegar. This really helps add great flavor, but if you’re short on time, you can just toss the mushrooms around in the marinade and grill them right away, not a huge deal. Once the burgers are grilled, add your cheese, bacon, fried egg and any other toppings you desire.
OH and duh, the smoky ketchup is a must! It’s a mix of ketchup + BBQ sauce and it is delish!
Oddly, these mushroom burgers taste very meaty once grilled. The bacon really just makes them over the top good. Obviously if you do not eat bacon, you can totally omit it. Not a big deal, and I do get it, I’m not bacon’s biggest fan, but in the case of these burgers, it really is yummy.
One thing in my opinion that you simply cannot skip is the cheese, but then you’d probably guess that I’d say that! 🙂
Oh dang! You also can’t skip the egg. I mean, it’s just a must.
Okok and well, I think that’s it for today. I am currently texting my family like mad right now. They are helping with a little late summer recipe development. Man, the things these guys come up with….some good, some super odd, and some? Well, some just make me wonder what the heck is wrong with my family members. I mean, I love um all, but guys… Creighton suggested mac and cheese hot dogs with fries and bacon. Whoa, that just sounds like a full on heart attack.
Sorry bro, I just can’t go there. Brendan on the other hand? He gave some killer ideas to be seen very, very soon! yeah!
PS. This is yet another recipe Creighton would never touch…again, my family, I wonder about
them him sometimes. ?
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Thursday burgers + fries for the win. YUM.
ps. don’t forget to vote for your favorite bloggers for the Bloglovin 2016 awards…Half Baked Harvest is nominated for best food blog, yeah!!
This was so good! I omitted the egg, but included everything else. Very flavorful and satisfying.
Happy Sunday!! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Happy 4th of July!??
Question: should you remove the gills from the portobello mushrooms? You leave them in?
Looks so yummy!
I never remove the gills on mushrooms:) Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan
Made this burger last night for my husband and I last night for dinner and it was AMAZING! SO much flavor and very filling! My husband even made the comment that this would be a $20 burger at a restaurant! Give it a try this won’t disappoint!
Happy Friday!! I so appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan
Do you think I can replace regular bacon with coconut bacon?
I think coconut bacon would be delicious! Great idea! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
You had me at Cheddar and Bacon! Great recipe. Thank you…will try this one out too.
Gets me every time too! Thank you!
This light salad—a great way of using up leftover pesto in your fridge—is best served in the summer, when tomatoes are at the peak of their season. Adding grilled chicken or cooked and cooled grains, such as farro or couscous, will transform this side dish into the main event. In a bowl, whisk together the pesto and vinegar. Whisking constantly, slowly add the oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
That sounds like an awesome salad Derek! Definitely something I will have to try because I love tomatoes right now!! Thanks!
Made this decadent “burger” for my husband and I for dinner! Soooo tasty and good!!
YAY So happy you two liked it!
These look so good! Thanks for sharing.
Your welcome!! Thank you!!
Portobello mushrooms are the best–I love using them as buns too!
I love portobello burgers, these look killer!
YES! As do I! Thanks so much Laura! Hope you enjoy these!
What a fantastic combination of flavours! Mouthwatering, thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Eva!