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Portobello Pizza Burgers

 Portobello Pizza Burgers
Portobello mushrooms are a tasty meatless option, especially tucked inside a bun with melty cheese. — Sally Lauf, West Deptford, New Jersey
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms (4 to 4-1/2 inches)
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped plum tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. Remove and discard stems from mushrooms; with a
  • spoon, scrape and remove gills. Brush caps with 4 teaspoons oil.
  • Place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, stem side down. Broil
  • 4 in. from heat 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, cheese, Italian seasoning and
  • remaining oil. Remove mushrooms from broiler; turn over and fill
  • caps with tomato mixture.
  • Broil 4-6 minutes longer or until mushrooms are tender and cheese is
  • melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Mushrooms may also be grilled. Place mushroom caps on grill rack over medium heat, stem side down. Grill, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from grill; fill caps with tomato mixture. Grill, covered, 4-6 minutes longer or until mushrooms are tender and cheese is melted. Serve on buns.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 284 calories,

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Portobello Pizza Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 314 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.