Of all of the articles I’ve posted so far, the one at has been viewed, liked and commented on the most (by far) is A Manly Vegan Meal. And here’s the upshot- women think veggie-loving men are sexy and more men are embracing a plant-based lifestyle. It’s a win-win!
I thought it was about time to post another of my husband’s favourite dinners and let’s face it – nothing is more manly than the barbeque. Even guys who never cook will brag about their prowess around the almighty outdoor grill. And as we head towards warmer weather, I start thinking about moving the cooking outdoors to spare heating up the house.
These Portobello “Steak” Burgers are easy to make, delicious and very satisfying. I whipped up a batch of homemade BBQ sauce to slather on top of them and I caramelized some onions just to make them extra masculine….grrrr….; ) They are perfect for summer pool parties and cookouts and even your meat-loving pals will enjoy the hearty bite of these thick and juicy burgers.
I applaud you openly-veggie loving, unabashedly greens-munching and healthy plant-eating men. As one fellow food blogger posted on my site “Bless our brave vegan men who show their strength through compassion.” Amen sister.
Portobello Steak Burgers
Combine vinegar, oil, tamari, mustard, basil, salt and pepper in a shallow dish with a lid. Place mushroom caps in the marinade and swish around to cover. Marinate in the fridge overnight.
Prepare grill by preheating and brushing on a bit of olive oil. Discard marinade. Place mushroom caps on grill and cook for 5 minutes per side until tender.
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
Homemade BBQ Sauce
I medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups of tomato sauce (I used Eden Organic brand)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 – 1 tsp smoked paprika (adjust depending on how smoky you like your sauce)
Dash cayenne pepper
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until tender. Add in garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add remaining ingredients and heat to simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes. Pour into blender and whir until smooth.
I also sliced up some beefsteak tomatoes and ripped up a head of lettuce to add to the burgers. Feel free to experiment your favourite toppings as desired. Enjoy!