By Cotter Crunch

With a busy and active family and a degree in Nutrition, Lindsay Cotter is no stranger to using real whole foods to feed all the people in her life! No matter your dietary needs or lifestyle, Lindsay has recipes on her website, Cotter Crunch that will satisfy your cravings, hunger and needs! Her gluten-free recipes are fresh and flavourful and we can’t wait to share with you. 

By marinating portobello mushroom slices in Asian BBQ sauce, you can create the most delicious vegan mushroom burgers to cook on the grill. I promise you, even meat eaters will love these “meaty” veggie steak burgers!

Even better news – these burgers are not only good, but they’re also good for you!

step 01

Mix the Asian chili sauce, ginger, sugar or honey, oil, and tamari together in a large bowl. Set aside.

step 02

Use a damp paper towel to clean the portobello mushroom caps. Remove any discard any stems, then slice the mushroom caps into thin strips.

step 03

Heat olive oil in a large non stick pan over medium to medium high.  When the oil starts to shimmer, add the mushroom slices (1/3 of the batch at a time) and saute, flipping while cooking, for about 2 minutes or until the mushrooms are coated in oil and begin to soften. (They will shrink quite a bit.) Continue until you have cooked all the mushrooms.

step 04

Transfer the sauteed mushroom slices to the chili sauce bowl. Toss well to combine.

Assemble the burgers.

step 05

Lightly toast the millet and chia seed buns and then schmear one side with vegan sauce of choice (i.e hummus, vegan mayo, etc.).

step 06

Place lettuce on the bottom bun, followed by 3-5 slices of the marinated mushroom steaks, sesame seeds, sliced bell pepper, and any extra veggies and sauce (from the bowl) on top.  Serve immediately.