Grilled Portobello Mushrooms that taste like steak!

If you ever want a vegetarian meal that can satisfy even the heartiest carnivore, try portobello mushrooms.  Their meaty texture, paired with the right seasonings, can make them taste like a steak.  No joke!  My son tried these and was totally convinced that it was meat he was eating, not a mushroom.

Grilled portobello steak, sauteed chard, brown rice and steamed green beans. Pure deliciousness!

I first was wowed by this steak-like taste in a restaurant.  Ever since then, I’ve been trying to perfect it at home.  My sweet husband, the master griller of the house, came up with this recipe and it’s PERFECT:

Serves 2

2 Portobello mushrooms
2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
3 splashes of worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is gluten free, if you need this to be GF)
2 T minced garlic
1 t fresh rosemary
2 t dried herbs (he used a combination of thyme, basil, and marjoram)

  • Wipe off mushrooms lightly with a paper towel.  Don’t rinse or the mushrooms will absorb too much water.  Chop off the stems and clean out the gills with a spoon.
  • Place mushrooms stem-side-up in a pan.
  • Mix remaining ingredients together to form a marinade.
  • Pour marinade over the mushrooms.  Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Grill mushrooms at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes per side.

Rating:  A+.   Pure summer deliciousness.  Just think of how many less calories and how much less fat these are than a steak – not to mention how much more heart-healthy they are!  And the best part?  My hubby made them!

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6 Responses to Grilled Portobello Mushrooms that taste like steak!

  1. Whole Being Fitness says:

    I’m making this ASAP! Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Lori swanson says:

    Guess who’s making Portabellas tonight? Yum!

  3. Lori swanson says:

    Guess who’s making Portabellas tonight?!?!

  4. I can’t wait to try this. I have it planned for this coming Wednesday!

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