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Portobello Turkey Sliders

Portobello Turkey Sliders
Portobello Turkey Sliders

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a good burger, but I also want to try to eat on the healthier side. And since I love mushrooms why not have my cake and eat it too? Especially when you can have both – eating healthy and having a great tasting burger!

Grilling the portobello mushrooms
Grilling the portobello mushrooms

Most people think of turkey burgers as being a bit dry and not as tasty and full of flavor as the traditional ground beef version so I felt I needed to throw on the apron and come up with a fully flavored turkey burger.

I must say with my Portobello Turkey Sliders you can forgo any guilt. Using the caps of portobello  mushrooms really helped me get over the “carb” concern and they are the perfect replacement for burger buns due to their density. thickness, and texture.

So how do I keep my ground turkey really moist? First, I season the ground turkey with the perfect balance of garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and herbs. (Seasoning doesn’t make it moist but it is a step you cannot skimp on 🙂 ). Next, I throw an egg into the mix blended with Parmesan cheese and that takes this burger recipe to another level.

Portobello Turkey Sliders
Portobello Turkey Sliders

These Portobello Turkey Sliders definitely deserve a spot at your table! Plus they are perfect for those sticking to a low carb or gluten free diet.

Portobello Turkey Sliders

Portobello Turkey Sliders Sometimes I'm in the mood for a good burger, but I also want to try to eat on the healthier side. Well you can have both with my Portobello Mushroom Turkey Sliders! Print This
Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 463 calories 31.3g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 7 voted )

Ingredients

  • For the Turkey Burgers:
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 6 Portabella Mushroom Caps
  • 3 PepperJack Cheese Slices
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Large Organic Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cilantro Flakes
  • 1 Small Tomato (optional)
  • For the Guacamole:
  • 2 Small Avocados
  • 1 tbsp Pico De Gallo
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Begin by pre-heating a grill cook top to high heat and pre-heat a cooking pan to medium heat;  adding 1 tbsp of cooking oil to each.
  2. In a large bowl, add ground turkey, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, ground cumin, sea salt, oregano, black pepper and cilantro flakes and mix together well with hands.
  3. Clean the mushrooms with a paper towel. Remove the bottom stem of the portobello mushroom caps and coat the tops lightly with olive oil. You should also remove the gills.
  4. Grill each mushroom cap on the grill cook top for 5 to 7 minutes then set to the side.
  5. Form the turkey meat into a patty size that is equal to the width of the potobello mushroom cap. Cook on each side for 4 minutes. After flipping, add pepper jack cheese slices with 3 minutes remaining.
  6. In a small bowl, remove skin and seeds from avocado and add to bowl along with pico de gallo, sea salt and black pepper. Mix well with fork until smooth.
  7. Build each slider with cooked turkey patties, sliced tomato, and guacamole. Serve hot.

Notes

To turn your sliders into burgers, purchase larger portobello mushrooms and increase the size of the turkey patties to match. Also, because portobello mushrooms release lots of liquid, do not use water to clean the mushrooms (as this adds unnecessary moisture) and remove the gills underneath the caps.

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14 comments

camila September 6, 2018 at 10:13 am

these sliders are awesome! Id probably stuff them with something vegetarian, but they look amazing! pinning for later!

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Eric September 6, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Thanks a lot Camila!

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Danielle September 6, 2018 at 10:22 am

We love using mushrooms as buns – it means there is more room for dessert.

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Eric September 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Exactly lol. Thanks a lot Danielle!

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Elaine Benoit September 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

I love grilled mushrooms and using the caps as the bun is perfect!! These look so delicious and healthy. Great recipe.

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Eric September 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Thanks Elaine!

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Caroline September 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

These look great, I’ve got back in to portobello mushrooms recently, they have such a great flavor and love the idea of using them as the buns.

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Eric September 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Thanks a lot Caroline!

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Traci September 6, 2018 at 11:38 am

Portobello mushroom buns with turkey patties in between…pinch me! These look so scrumptious and I love that they’re gluten free. Just pinned!

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Eric September 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Thanks a lot Traci!

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Valentina September 9, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Had to jump over from Foodgawker when I spotted your gorgeous picture! What a beautiful and delicious recipe. We love using portobello caps for buns over here. My son has Celiac and can’t have gluten so we do it all the time and he loves it. And I love the addition of the kick for the pepper jack!

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Eric September 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

My wife stays clear of gluten as well and the mushroom caps have proven to be a great alternative! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the recipe!

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Karly September 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm

I love portobellos! Looks delish!

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Eric September 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

Thank you Karly!

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