BBQ Portobella Burger & “Fries”



I hesitated to share this recipe with you. Not because it sucks. As a matter of fact, I think it’s one of the best recipes I have come up with in a long time! It’s my new favourite meal =) It reminds me of when I actually owned a bbq (and a backyard for that matter) and enjoyed cooking up veggies, potatoes & vegan burgers.

I hesitated because the pictures suck. It’s winter, the days are short and I’m not always able to make things for lunch to take pictures. Supper is when the magic happens. So I share this with you today. Partly because I was on vacation for a few weeks back in December and then sick the first two weeks of January and have completely depleted my stock of ready to go recipe posts (time to rebuild!). Partly because I LOVE this recipe and would rather share it with you than have it go to waste 😉 I am not perfect and neither is my blog. These pictures are really not great, but the recipe will win you over.


BBQ Portobella Burgers (serves 2)
2 large portobella mushrooms
2 tbsp of tomato paste or purée
1 tbsp of black strap molasses (or maple syrup)
a few dashes of liquid smoke
1/2 tsp each of powdered garlic, celery & paprika
salt & pepper to taste

BBQ “Fries”
2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
2 tsp of olive oil + a bit for drizzle
1 clove of garlic, minced
sprinkle of celery, paprika, parsley, salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 400. Start slicing your potatoes. Lay out a couple of pieces of tinfoil, brush them each with a tsp of olive oil, layer the sliced potatoes on, drizzle on a bit of olive oil & sprinkle on your spices. Wrap them well and bake them in the oven for 35-40 minutes. As soon as you get your potatoes in – mix all of the marinade ingredients together for the mushrooms and brush the mushrooms with the marinade. Have them sit in an oven safe dish while the potatoes cook. When there is 15 minutes left on the potatoes, put the mushrooms in the oven. I served this with some steamed green beans. It was dee-licious!

I’m sure this could be done on an actual bbq as well. The potatoes would only need about 25-30 minutes and the mushroom around 10. Either way works great =)


I’m sharing this at my favourite Bloghop parties: Plant Based Potluck Party & Healthy Vegan Fridays.

16 thoughts on “BBQ Portobella Burger & “Fries”

  1. Way to go on creating and using your blog backlog. It is always funny what I can keep in there… Mostly pantry friendly meals because they are never seasonal… Anyways, my lack of posting had been due to a lack of cooking, so kudos on you for letting things up. I think these sound fabulous!!

    1. They are really tasty! I’m bummed the pictures suck, but hopefully people will try the recipe anyway.
      I definitely need to stock back up – I made a list of ideas of things to make, hopefully that helps ;p
      Thanks Janet =)

  2. Yum! I love how easy this is. I have some portobella mushrooms in the fridge, I’m thinking this would make a good lunch today 😀 thank you for sharing Kimmy – sometimes the ugly foods are the tastiest!

  3. Hi Kimmy,
    Who can resist these yummy ingredients! I am a portabella mushroom lover. And this dish looks so delectable! Thank you for sharing your BBQ Portobella Burger & “Fries” at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! I’m pinning and sharing! All the best, Deborah

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