Thursday, February 24, 2011

Meatless Thursdays - Creamy Portobello Mushroom Wholemeal Burger

I've decided to make my Thursdays meatless from now.
I will start with just once a week for the time being.
Previously, I tried to stop all meat at one go,
but found that it's really hard to manage, mentally or physically.
The more I think of vegetarian, the more I will think of meat!
I think that's pretty unhealthy, so I guess it's good to start slow.

Waking up in the morning, 
I remembered that it's Thursday!
& I quickly ran through my thoughts on what to make for dinner...
I had to work, but still decided to bake burger buns.
Prepared everything and let the dough go through final proofing while I go to work,
in the end, the burgers got so big when I came back!

 And here's the freshly baked burger with creamy portobello mushroom!
The mushroom is supposed to imitate the meat patty...

Look what happens after taking a bite..
The cream oozed out! 
But hey, my man was tricked~ it's not's actually blended tofu!
eating healthy food, but thought it's something sinful =)
 it gave me a sense of satisfaction once again!
Now, I got to start thinking about meatless dishes to cook on every Thursday!
Will share the recipe of the wholemeal bread in my next post!


Creamy Portobello Mushroom Wholemeal Burger

2 Wholemeal Burger Buns
2 Portobello Mushrooms
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Grounded Black Pepper
1/2 Box Silken Tofu
3 Cloves Garlic
1/2 tsp Salt
 1 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
1/2 Yellow Onion, Shredded
2 Slices Cheddar Cheese

1. Cut wholemeal burgers diagonally and set aside.
2. Remove stem of portobello mushrooms and set aside too.
2. Mix olive oil, basil, black pepper together, brush it all over the portobello mushrooms.
3. Place mushrooms in a baking pan smooth side down.
4. Blend tofu, garlic, salt, all purpose flour and stem of mushrooms in a blender till smooth.
5. Spoon blended tofu into mushroom, fill until full.
6. Top with onions and sprinkle with more black pepper, 
send into 180 degrees preheated oven.
7. Bake for 15 minutes, and add a piece on cheddar cheese on each mushroom.
8. Bake for another 3 minutes and serve hot with wholemeal burger buns.



  1. looks yummy, especially with the melted cheese.

  2. Meatless but still looks yummy, especially as Jess said above, the melted cheese...!Hmmm...