May 8, 2018

Reset: Suits all phase

Great Shape: 1 protein, 1 dairy, 1 fat, 1 vegetable

Serves 5


20 baby portabella mushrooms
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
500g minced beef
Salt and pepper
4 slices tasty cheese, sliced into quarters
1 onion, chopped
2 dill pickles, sliced
10 basil leaves
Condiment options: yellow mustard, mayo, sriracha


  1. Remove stems from mushrooms and wipe with a damp paper towel.  Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes on each side, allowing to cook through but retain firmness.

  2. Remove mushrooms from pan and place on paper towels to allow liquid to drain off.

  3. Roll the beef into 10 balls, then flatten each a little into burgers. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

  4. In a large grill pan, heat remaining olive oil over medium heat.  Add the burgers and allow to cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking. 

  5. Stack a mushroom, burger, cheese, onion, pickles and your choice of condiments.  Top with second mushroom cap and add a basil leaf for garnish.  Use a toothpick to hold.  Serve and enjoy.

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