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Grilled Chipotle Portobello Burgers
with smoked paprika sweet potato fries

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min

This is no ordinary portobello burger! A chipotle spiced marinade and a good smear of guacamole on the finished product make this flavor combination a long-time favorite in Cook Smarts' kitchens.
Smarts: Just about any sliced cheese will go well with the flavors in this burger. If you like spice, try them with Pepper Jack cheese on top.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Grilled Chipotle Portobello Burgers:
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced, seeds removed
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Adobo sauce - 1 Tbsp (usually found with canned chipotle peppers)
  • Mushrooms, portobello - 4, stems removed
  • Cheese, Monterey Jack or Swiss - 4 slices (or use pepper jack for extra spice)
  • Hamburger buns - 4
  • Guacamole, ingredients listed separately - for serving
Guacamole:
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, chopped
  • Avocados - 2, mashed
  • Lime juice - 3 tsp
Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Sweet potato fries, frozen - 16 oz (sub sweet potatoes, sliced into fries)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 2 tsp
  • Ketchup (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Jalapenos / Cilantro (for burgers and guacamole) / Shallots - (If prepping right before cooking, get grill / oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store ingredients separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Make marinade - Mix together cooking oil (portion for mushrooms), soy sauce, vinegar, adobo sauce, jalapenos, and cilantro (portion for mushrooms). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Marinate mushrooms - Remove stems from mushrooms. Combine mushrooms and marinade, turning mushrooms to coat on both sides. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Make guacamole - Mash together shallots, avocado, and cilantro (portion for guacamole) with lime juice and some salt. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate if not eating right away.

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Make

  1. Heat oven according to instructions for fries. (If you sliced your own sweet potatoes, heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees) Spread sweet potatoes / fries out on a sheet pan. Toss with oil (portion for fries) and smoked paprika. (Add some salt if cooking raw sweet potatoes)
  2. Remove mushrooms from marinade (discard marinade) and season on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  3. If cooking on a grill: Heat grill to 450F / 232C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil.
  4. Transfer sweet potato fries to oven and bake according to package directions. (If cooking raw sweet potatoes, roast for 25 to 30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking)
  5. {grill}: While sweet potato fries bake, place mushrooms on grill and grill on one side until grill marks appear, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until mushrooms are tender. Top each mushroom with a slice of cheese. Toast hamburger buns.
  6. If cooking on the stovetop: While sweet potato fries bake, heat up a grill pan or skillet over high heat. Brush with some oil. Add mushrooms to heated pan and cook on one side until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip mushrooms and continue cooking until tender, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add a slice of cheese to the top of each mushroom. Toast hamburger buns.
  7. Assemble burgers by topping buns with mushrooms and cheese and then with guacamole. Serve fries on the side with ketchup for dipping if you’d like.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (53)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (5)

32 reviews

Fantastic burger, best CookSmarts burger yet. Tried 1 jalapeno and it wasn't spicy at all, so that could be upped. Next time we may try adding cheese and bacon.

By: Sara
Posted: Jul 17, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Burgers were delicious on TJ’s GF buns served with their frozen sweet potato fries. A quick, filling and delicious meal!

By: Aileen
Posted: Feb 16, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Used 90/10 beef and skipped the jalapenos, the Chipotle peppers were plenty for us. Used frozen sweet potato fries and I was making plates 35 minutes later. My husband loved this Burger! Will definitely make this again.

By: Gabrielle
Posted: Dec 22, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! Very juicy and flavorful burgers. Love how simple and tasty the Cooksmarts guac is. Sometimes I like to add dijon mustard for an extra zing.

By: Meryl
Posted: Oct 29, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very satisfying for a bunless burger. Frozen fries were so much quicker than cutting from scratch.

By: Sundi
Posted: Sep 30, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Really great guacamole. We left spicy ingredients out since we are babies with hot. Very filling and yummy!

By: Catherine
Posted: Sep 24, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful