4 portobello mushrooms large enough to hold a Doc’s Amazing Beef Patty, washed

4 Doc’s Amazing Low-Fat Beef Patties

4 tomato slices, optional

4 slices of reduced fat cheese (21 grams and 45 calories each), optional

1 ounce microgreens or sprouts (optional)

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Portobello CheeseBurgers

Portobello mushrooms are often suggested as substitutes for real burgers. Here we are going to turn the tables a little and use portobello mushrooms in place of hamburger rolls to serve with real burgers! It’s one of our hamburger holders, but you can think of it as an all-natural low-fat low-calorie hamburger helper, too!

A portobello mushroom large enough to hold a burger weighs 3 1/2 ounces or 100 grams and has only 29 calories. These portobello burgers are great finger food, just like a burger in a bun. If you’re looking for a warm holder for your burger that’s not a roll, this may be your ticket.

In this recipe, portobello mushrooms are cooked in a covered skillet, then topped with a Doc’s Amazing beef patty and melted cheese. Hey, if you’re good enough to give up the hamburger roll (200 calories), don’t you deserve a little bit of reduced-fat cheese (45 calories)?


Remove the stems from the portobello mushrooms and reserve for another use.

Spray non stick skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the mushrooms in athe skillet, cover, and cook over medium low heat until softened, about 15 minutes. Turn at least once during cooking.

Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and set aside to cool.

Now reheat Doc’s Amazing Beef Patties as described above. After you have flipped the burger, and have cooked the second side for about a minute, place a slice of the cheese on top, cover the skillet, and cook until the cheese has begun to melt.

Place a slice of tomato on the concave side of each portobello mushroom.

Remove the cheese burgers from the skillet with a spatula and place on athe cooked portobello mushrooms.

Top with microgreens, sprouts or—for a totally different look—with pickles, if desired. If you don’t want to use cheese, Doc’s Lite Burger Dressing is a great topping.

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