Portobello Avocado Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 large Portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 medium red onion sliced
  • 1 large avocado peeled and sliced


  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients (beef through thyme). Form beef mixture into 4 patties.
  • Brush mushroom caps with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Place burgers and mushrooms on the grill. Close lid and cook burgers for 5 to 10 minutes on each side, until beef reaches preferred doneness. Cook mushrooms for 2 to 5 minutes on each side, until tender. Layer, 1 mushroom cap, spinach, burger, onion, avocado and second mushroom cap. Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big spinach salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: 472 Calories; 35g Fat (63.8% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 85mg Cholesterol; 106mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 2 ½ Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 5 Fat.
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