Swiss Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers
and kale chips / honey garlic aioli
You won't miss the meat in these portobello burgers that are filled with melted cheese and toasted panko breadcrumbs for crunch. A creamy honey-garlic aioli adds another layer of flavor and doubles as a dipping sauce for kale "chips".
- Kale, curly leaf - 1 bunch, leaves torn off of stems
- Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
- Mushrooms, portobello - 4, stems removed
- Tomatoes, medium (opt) - 1, thinly sliced
- Panko breadcrumbs - 3/4 cup
- Cheese, shredded Swiss - 4 oz
- Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Hamburger buns - 4
- Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
- Mayonnaise - 6 Tbsp
- Honey - 2 tsp
- Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
- Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
- Make aioli - (If prepping before cooking, get oven heating and mushrooms roasting first.) Chop garlic. Whisk together garlic, mayonnaise, honey, mustard, and lemon juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Mushrooms / Kale - Remove stems and scrape out gills from mushrooms. Remove and discard stems from kale leaves. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Tomatoes - Slice tomatoes.
- Make filling - Combine panko, cheese, and oregano.
- Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
- Spread mushrooms, hollow-side facing up on a sheet pan. Brush with some oil and season with some salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast for 10 minutes to get them started cooking.
- Meanwhile, spread kale leaves out on a second sheet pan and toss with olive oil.
- Remove mushrooms from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 350F / 177C. (Note: If the mushrooms have released moisture while cooking, drain off excess water and use paper towels or dish towels to pat the mushrooms dry.)
- Melt butter and stir into panko / cheese filling.
- Top mushrooms with tomato slices and then with panko / cheese filling.
- Transfer both sheet pans (mushrooms and kale leaves) to the oven and continue roasting until panko is golden brown and kale leaves are crisp. This should take about 6 to 8 minutes for both.
- Toast hamburger buns.
- Sprinkle kale leaves with some salt right out of the oven.
- Spread the inside of each bun with some aioli and top with a mushroom and a leaf of kale (for some extra crunch / color). Serve the remaining kale leaves with any remaining aioli for dipping. Enjoy!
yummy, but could use stronger flavors0 Helpful
We skipped the kale chips but otherwise made it exactly as shown, including tomato. It was awesome! Very tasty and didn't feel like we were lacking by not having meat. Very good.0 Helpful
Added a fried egg for fun.0 Helpful
Flavors were okay. Recommend adding the tomato and other toppings you have handy. The kale chip recipe didn't get the chips very crispy. The aioli is really the only redeeming quality for this one!0 Helpful
Just loved this! I skipped the bun. So delicious and easy.0 Helpful
Made with a shredded cheddar cheese mix and enjoyed it a lot. I would make more of the aioli next time, but I could see how that would up the calories. And can probably put a thicker slice of tomato in it.0 Helpful