Sriracha Mayo Portabella Mushroom Burgers!

I have had a love of cooking for many years now. I love to try new recipes and the interesting combinations that people come up with, but most of all I love to make my own recipes. I like going to my kitchen, seeing what there is to work with and coming up with something delicious. My mom is the supreme queen at coming up with something amazing from almost nothing, but I have started to learn my own tips and tricks to finding random stuff in the pantry to make a whole meal. While I was trying to come up with an idea on my next blog, it came to me. Why not share one of my loves with you guys! I have many exciting blog ideas coming up that are sure to get you guys motivated to try some of these recipes, DIYs, and life hacks, for yourself. I will be testing out other people's weird, cool, and interesting ideas, and sharing some of my own. For everything that I test, I will be giving my own raw and honest rating on a scale of five crazy cat ladies, like myself. One crazy cat lady would be the worst and five crazy cats ladies would be the best rating. For this blog, I am showing you guys how I make my neighborhood famous portabella mushroom burgers, which are for sure five crazy cat ladies.

A little backstory on my recipe is that growing up and still to this day, I have been a extremely picky eater. Now I am not the "normal" kind of picky eater in the sense that I LOVE veggies. I mean I will eat broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, spinach, and asparagus. Even when I was a tiny tot, I would munch on a bowl of brussel sprouts for dinner, no problem. I am a picky eater when it comes to meat and spices however. Growing up when my dad would grill, he would grill veggies for me instead of a streak, because I just don't like red meat. I don't live on a vegetarian or a vegan diet all the time, but six days out of seven I find myself living that way on accident. So mushroom burgers are something I have been eating for a long time now. With this in mind I decided to make a fancier version of my everyday recipe and this is what I came up with. So without further adieu, here is my recipe for vegetarian portabella mushroom burgers.

First wash your hands and roll up your sleeves!  It is time to get cookin!

To start if you are me and have a meat lovin father, you have to start off the meal with a cheese, cracker, and salami plate. I don't like the meat part, but the cheese and cracker part are perfect horderves for everyone!

Now time for the main course!

Ingredients you will need*:

3 large portabella mushrooms

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash

3 slices of Havarti Cheese

1 sliced tomato

1 sliced avocado

1/2 of a sliced red onion

3 large leaves of lettuce

A container of bean sprouts

Kaiser Buns

Some Sriracha  Mayo
-However if you don't like spicy foods, Honey Mustard is a tasty substitute

*The amounts you will need for each ingredient will depend on how many people you are cooking for, my amounts will be based on a family of three

I always start out by using the olive oil to grease a frying pan to prepare the surface for the mushrooms. I like to use a grill frying pan to make those grill marks that you tend to see on a streak or meat patty. Once the pan is greased, place the portabella mushrooms faced up onto the pan. Sprinkle the Mrs. Dash on and let these babies cook. While the mushrooms are cooking, we can slice the tomato, avocado, red onion, and lettuce. It is a time saver to chop your other ingredients, while waiting for the mushrooms, because honey you don't have all day and I get that. When the mushrooms are done, they will be tender, but will have a charcoal like edge. Don't worry charcoal is not always a bad thing, this will give the mushrooms a fresh off the grill flavor.

Now it is time to plate. Take your Kaiser Bun and put on the portabella mushroom. Then add all the veggies along with the bean sprouts and sliced cheese. Top the delectable veggie burger with sriracha mayo and bam, you are an official chef.

The woodsy, nutty tasting portabella mushroom burger paired with fresh veggies and spicy sriracha mayo adds a little something to an ordinary home cooked dinner night.

I also add some sweet potato fries and voila you got yourself a healthy delicious meal! If you guys try this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below. Until next time, my crazy cat lady chef club!


  1. Those look great! Will have to try them!

    1. Thank you! You totally should, they are worth it!