Portobello mushroom sandwich: vegan



2 large portobello mushroom caps
1 tbsp olive oil
2 rolls sliced in half and toasted
1 large tomato sliced
2 tbsp thousand island dressing


Brush mushrooms with olive oil and grill or broil for 5 minutes on each side, till they start to brown. Place on roll, add a slice of tomato and top with 1 tbsp of dressing.

Serves about 2: 430 calories per serving, 860 calories for the meal.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

We used ciabata rolls for this recipe which are high in calories. You can use any kind of roll or hamburger bun. Also to keep it vegan you would need vegan dressing. If you are ok with eating mayonnaise, it would be vegetarian. You can make a quick thousand island dressing by mixing a tbsp of mayonnaise, a tbsp of ketchup and a tsp of sweet pickle relish.


Dark Belgian Abbey Tripel


“Beer – Dark Belgian Abbey Tripel (Or Quad if you’re feeling frisky!)
These high ABV Belgian beers are a great compliment to a savory sandwich. Tight carbonation due to bottle fermentation offers a very smooth mouthfeel. Hints of clove and banana bring out the tang of the dressing. Serve chilled in a tulip glass.

“Wine – Syrah – I tend to lean towards Rhone Valley when I think Syrah. Although, Arizona is producing some killer Syrahs. The spice notes will allow the savory mushroom flavors to be realized in every bite. Serve cellar temp in a red wine glass.”

– Damian Kelley

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