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Hawaiian Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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I don’t know about you, but this week has been a long and BUSY week!  With the wedding that I attended last weekend, the cleaning/chores that I had to make up from the weekend, a crazy busy work week, and trying to fit some cooking and exercising into the mix, I have been one busy (and tired!) girl.  So, I am sure that you can imagine that I am more than ready for Friday to get here!  You can also probably understand that my creativity and energy levels are pretty low, not to mention the fact that I am a bit short on time.  As a result, you’ll have to forgive me, but this is going to be a short and sweet post!

Last week I mentioned that I cooked up some Hawaiian portobello mushroom burgers, and I even teased you a bit with a picture.  I don’t want to be too mean, so I am not going to make you wait any longer! 😉

Hawaiian portobello burger






Hawaiian Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Servings: Makes 2 burgers


2 portobello mushrooms, with stems removed
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup teriyaki sauce (I used a low-sodium version)
1 1/2 cups coleslaw mix
1 TB Vegenaise vegan mayo
1/2 tsp apple cider vineagar
1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
fine sea salt, to taste
1/4 red onion, sliced
2 fresh pineapple rings
2 whole wheat buns (I used thin buns)


1. Place portobello mushrooms and 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce into a large plastic zipper bag.  Seal tightly and ensure that the mushrooms are well-coated with the sauce.  Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Stir together the coleslaw mix, mayo, vinegar, sriracha sauce, and salt.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Once the portobello mushrooms have been in the marinade for at least 30 minutes, place them into a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add the remaining sauce from the bag and 1/8 cup of additional teriyaki sauce to the pan.  Also, add in the red onion slices, at this time.

4. Cook the mushrooms for approximately 8 to 10 minutes on each side, or until they have softened but are not mushy.

5. Compile the mushrooms burgers by placing half of the coleslaw mixture onto each bun, followed by a mushroom burger, red onions, and a pineapple ring.

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6. Top the burger with the other half of the bun.

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This is definitely a very “Summery” (yes, I know that that certainly is not a word!;)) burger, so I recommend serving it alongside your favorite Summertime sides.  I choose mixed vegetables and roasted radish chips.  Fresh fruit, grilled vegetables, and corn on the cob would also all make for fabulous sides.

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I will warn you that this burger is a bit difficult to eat.  I can only imagine how funny and messy I looked during dinner and while eating lunch the next day at work.  But trust me, the mess is so worth the tasty flavors in this burger!

I am in love with all things “portobello burger” right now.  Do you have any fabulous portobello burger recipes that you have tried?  Please share!

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  • blonde hair blue eyed runner June 20, 2013, 5:57 pm
    I love love love hawaiin burgers, this is a great twist on it and makes it so much healthier!
  • Connie June 20, 2013, 6:14 pm
    That burger looks great and I can't wait to try it. I did try the radish chips and did not have good luck with them, what might I have been doing wrong? I sliced them as thin as I could but they were not crispy and had very little taste. You seem to really enjoy them, help me out, because I would be willing to try them again.
  • Kelly @ Vegan Iowan June 20, 2013, 6:52 pm
    I'm loving these flavor combinations! I went to Hawaii on my honeymoon and enjoy all things Hawaiian.
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 20, 2013, 7:04 pm
    Yum!!! This looks amazing! I've just bookmarked it to give it a try :)
  • Jeremy DeHague June 20, 2013, 7:54 pm
    Looks unique and interesting! RADISH CHIPS YUM!!!!
  • moderngirlnutrition June 20, 2013, 9:44 pm
    If anyone thinks vegan eats are boring they should read your blog haha! THis looks amazing
  • Katherine June 20, 2013, 9:49 pm
    I really want to try portobello mushrooms again! I haven't had them in years! I hear they are delicious! I saw a portobello burger on foodgawker and have been meaning to try it, but I really wanted to find a healthier version! yay!
  • ashley June 20, 2013, 11:16 pm
    This HAS been a super long week! I love the Hawaiian twist on these burgers! Have a wonderful weekend :)
  • IHeartVegetables June 21, 2013, 7:05 am
    So I used to HATE mushrooms (which is apparently weird if you're a vegetarian) but I recently started really liking portobello burgers. I marinated some in soy sauce and garlic and it was super good. I LOVE the Hawaiian idea!
  • Miss Messy June 21, 2013, 8:32 am
    I love terryaki sauce! It must be so so nice in this burger!
  • jumpeatrun June 21, 2013, 8:49 am
    mmmmm- love portobello burgers!
  • megbek June 21, 2013, 9:18 am
    I don't think I've ever had a portobello burger, which is a shame, because I love mushrooms! haha, summery is a word in blog land, don't worry! :) i am still wanting to make those roasted radishes....
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 21, 2013, 1:13 pm
      Well, I think that you definitely need to make both portobello burgers AND roasted radishes! ;)
  • Alisha @ Gluten Free Perspective June 21, 2013, 9:48 am
    I've never had a portobello burger, but it's on my list of things to try. Love the Hawaiian spin by the way!
  • Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) June 21, 2013, 10:17 am
    LOVE portobello mushrooms...especially grilled with balsamic vinegar, parsley, garlic and olive oil- such an easy recipe but so flavourful :) !
  • kimathungryhealthygirl June 21, 2013, 11:49 am
    I've actually been wanting to try a portobello burger and I love your hawaiian twist on it!! I'm also really intrigued by the radish chips. I bought some radishes recently and got really bored with them, but I was just slicing them over my salad. I totally need to try making chips out of them. About what temp and how long do you bake them?
  • Marie @ Little Kitchie June 21, 2013, 12:31 pm
    This looks fabulous!! I love potobello burgers! I make one with sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and pesto - super flavorful!
  • Slim Sanity (@Slim_Sanity) June 21, 2013, 12:45 pm
    yummm! This sounds awesome. I haven't had a portobello burger in forever, need to get on that! Can you just make one for me??? :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 21, 2013, 1:23 pm
      Haha, sure!! But lucky for you, they are SUPER easy to make, so you could definitely make some yourself :).
  • eatgreatbegreat June 21, 2013, 1:27 pm
    This is totally my kind of burger! I haven't bought Portobello mushrooms in forever, but this recipe convinced that I really need to buy some asap. And yes...it definitely is a "summery" recipe! ;-)
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog June 21, 2013, 1:38 pm
    Yum! I've been looking forward to this recipe. This what I'm going to have next time my husband is out. He doesn't like portobellos, but I love them!
  • Reba - Not So Perfect Life June 21, 2013, 1:58 pm
    My boyfriend is always talking about the Hawaiian burger from Pulp Fiction. He would love me to make this for him. Have a good weekend!
  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles June 21, 2013, 6:01 pm
    Holy goodness, yes pineapple. I freakin' adore Hawaiian flavours, these look awesome!
  • kaityscooking June 21, 2013, 8:06 pm
    these look great! i loveeee pineapple on burgers in the summer, so good. Plus, summery is totally a word in my book lol
  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy June 22, 2013, 9:18 am
    You can't beat a really good mushroom burger!
  • Brittany @ FreckledNettles June 22, 2013, 9:55 am
    Although I don't have the recipe, I just went out to breakfast the other morning and got the Veggie Eggs Benedict! It has a portobello cap base instead of the typical English muffin. It was delish! Your recipe looks equally so. :)
  • sprint2thetable June 22, 2013, 10:37 am
    I am LOVING pineapple right now. Never thought to put it with portobello! Brilliant idea. :) #strangebutgood
  • Tara June 22, 2013, 11:18 am
    I'm a huge hamburger fan, but I also really love portobello mushroom burgers! Maybe it's because I'm a fan of mushrooms in general, but I find myself ordering them in restaurants often. This would be so good on a Hawaiian roll. :)
  • angela @ another bite please June 22, 2013, 2:07 pm
    I love the warning on how messy it is to eat...I always appreciate the heads up...Portobello burgers are the best.
  • Rach @ This Italian Family June 22, 2013, 4:40 pm
    I haven't tried a portobello burger yet, but I want to!
  • Alyssa @ Road to RD June 22, 2013, 7:23 pm
    I'm not a fan of portobello, but this makes me want to give it a shot again!
  • Ashley @ AlmostVegGirlie June 22, 2013, 10:38 pm
    I love pineapple on burgers, and I've wanted to pair it with a portobello for so long! This burger is like the perfect combination of flavors!
  • Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty June 25, 2013, 2:39 pm
    These sound amazing! I just may have to give these a shot! They would be good on a lettuce cup bun too!
  • Ttrockwood June 25, 2013, 7:17 pm
    This looks sooooo good!! Even though portabellos are a cliche vegetarian food i still love them...;)) The best portabello dish i had at a restaurant was a portabello "sandwich" where they used two portabellos that were marinated and then between the two was a thick slice of tempeh, avocado, arugala, and sauteed onion with a basalmic something sauce. Soooooooooooooo good i have since made versions for myself at home.

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