Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Red wine portobella burgerIt’s been far too long since I made portobello burgers! If you are ever in the mood for a slightly lighter burger option or happen to be a vegetarian or pescatarian, then you must give this a try. It’s delicious, super filling and involves wine. Fancy!

Portobella burgerStart by scrubbing any dirt or grim off the mushroom caps and removing the stems. Place them in a shallow bowl, gill side up (gills!) and then pour in some red wine— just enough to fill the caps and let it overflow just a little. You can also drizzle in some balsamic vinegar or Worcestershire sauce (leave the Worcestershire sauce out if you truly are looking to make a vegetarian meal). Let this set while you prepare everything else.

In a pan, saute a few bell peppers and onion slices in olive oil and butter. Once softened, remove and cook the drained mushroom caps. You want to cook them, so they are soft throughout but not mushy. Flip them half way through cooking.

Portobella burger recipeServe on a toasted bun with whatever fixings you like (I’m a cheese and lettuce kind of gal). I also think baked salt and pepper french fries are the way to go. Just saying. Enjoy! xo. Emma


  • Emily J- Only a few minutes. But it really depends on the size of your mushroom because it can vary quite a bit. I usually give it the ol’ press it with my spatula test to see when it is tender but not mushy. Good luck!

  • About how long did you cook the mushroom for? Mine turned out very mushy, so I wasn’t able to eat it. I love mushroom’s so I would love to be able to master this recipe!

  • I made these tonight, oh my goshingtons they were so yummy! I didn’t use the red wine, but the bell peppers and mushroom combo was heavenly. This will become a regular meal for me. Thank you x

  • Wow I’m going to have to try this! I love black pepper chips but never thought of fries! Thanks for sharing the yum-ness:)

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  • Yum! I recently became a pescatarian and have been looking for a yummy burger option. Looks so easy! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    xo Jac

  • yummm. i loveeee a good portobello mushroom burger! but i’ve never mustered up the courage to make one at home!

  • Oh good lord, these look incredible! I will definitely have them this month- i’m being a vegetarian for all of January. Resolutions!

    xx Kait


  • This burger looks scrumptious, thanks for sharing! I’m definitely going to make them soon, perhaps with the addition of haloumi, yummy.

  • I’ve never tried portobello as burger, but it’s delicious stuffed with ofter veggies and lots of cheese 🙂

  • I love portobellos but have never tried them with wine. Sounds yummy. Some brands do make vegetarian Worchestershire sauce so Emma you should look for it! 🙂

  • Perfect for a pescatarian! Will have to try – although don’t think I could look at red wine just now (new year hangover!)

  • love this idea! looks eye pleasing too have pinned so I can go back and prepare this next week. thanks! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • This is such a great recipe idea after heaving eating through the holidays. I’ve always wanted to try out a portobello burger but I’ve been worried about the texture. I want to try this one out because they actually look delicious!


  • My favorite. I normally use pepper jack cheese, omg its so good!


  • abirdsdailylifetale- No real recipe for the fries. They are simply store-bought frozen fries that I tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper before baking according to the package directions. 🙂

  • I once had a portobello mushroom and halloumi burger, it was amazing! This one with wine doesn’t sound to bad either.. 🙂

  • I’ve made these with basalmic vinegar and they’re amazing. Thanks for the tip of using red wine. I’ll have to try that next time, I imagine it’s a lighter flavor than the vinegar.

  • Like always perfect job and great pics. Have a nice day.


  • I’d love to try this recipe out some time. Love portobello mushrooms and burgers, so why not just combine them. Perfect!


  • Thank you so much for this recipe! It’s so hard to find good fast-food options as a vegetarian, and this looks absolutely delicious. Must try this asap! 🙂

  • I love portabello mushrooms, they make the best burgers ever and this one looks so yummy.

    Zoe x

  • Although I`m just sipping my morning coffee,this looks delicious!
    Hmm,I love mushrooms!!But right now,I`m more into those fancy fries!I love those ones and still remember them very good from my last trip to Santo Domingo!!
    How do you guys make these fries??I know they sell them frozen,just to heat up,but I haven`t found them in stores here!Could you please,please post a recipe how to make these??


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  • Totally love this! Unfortunately my husband hates mushrooms 🙁 xx


  • Oh yummmmm!!! I’m definitely making these later … they look so delicious *and* healthy … Wins all round!

  • Looks delicious! I’ve always loved mushrooms, but I’ve never tried a mushroom burger. I’ll have to try sometime!


  • hmm, i love portobella mushrooms!
    i’ve always wanted to try to make the burgers, thanks for sharing 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

  • I would totally try this recipe if I didn’t think mushrooms were the devil. Bleck! 😛 But I know some people who might be veeeeerry happy if I cooked this for them!


  • You read my mind on eating less processed foods and eating healthy!!

    I want to try this out!! Looks delicious!!!! =)


  • I loveeee sandwiches with portobello mushrooms!! There’s this one sandwich at Grad School, downtown springfield, that makes my mouth water!! it’s so delicious. Now I know how to satisy my cravings at home because this reminds me of it! Thanks for sharing!

    And if you haven’t had that sandwich… I 100% recommend it!


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  • This looks delicious. I’ve been craving burgers big time. It seems like a healthier option.

  • I wish I could have these burguers in Spain!

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  • I thought I was the only one who did this! As a vegetarian mushroom burgersmake for the perfect burger at a BBQ! I like to glaze mine in honey, tamari and garlic yum!
    Thanks for another great recipe!

    Becky xo

  • yummmy! ps I tried your favorite baked macaroni for thanksgiving and it was a hit! 🙂


  • Looks delicious! Definitely going to try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Awesome tip!! I make Portobello burgers on the grill all the time in the summer, but I have never used wine to marinate them. I will have to try this soon. 🙂

  • Mmmm … I sure do love mushroom burgers! Your version looks delicious.

    Happy new year to you guys!

  • This looks so yummy! One of my favorite restaurants serves these, and I order these every time without fail. And they taste even better with grilled onions and sourdough bread… Now that is a match made in heaven 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it out.


  • My husband and I do these a little differently. We usually prep them with teriyaki sauce, sea salt, olive oil,and then grill them. The teriyaki caramelizes slightly on the gills leaving those parts slightly sweet, salty and with a little crispness to it.

    I will need to try out the wine version, that sounds wonderful!

  • I love trying vegetarian dishes; this looks mouth-watering delicious!
    Catherine Denton

  • Yum, I always love a good portobello burger! Just found your site today and am in love, you are amazing!

  • I need to try this! I’ve attempted before and they were a little soggy. Looks delicious!

  • yummy! so glad I stumbled upon your blog! new follower!

    happy new years!



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