Portobello Cheeseburger


  • 1 portobello mushroom
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup Red Leicester cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ cup cheddar, shredded
  • 2 ounces hot sauce, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 thin slices bacon
  • 1 brioche bun, toasted
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • Mayonnaise, to taste
  • Ketchup, to taste
  • ½ red onion, sliced 


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the Red Leicester, cheddar, and hot sauce. 
  • Tear the stalk off of the mushroom and spread the cheese mix over the bottom.
  • Line the bacon slices in a cross (3 slices vertical, 3 horizontal), and place the mushroom in the center with the cheese side facing down. Wrap the slices around the mushroom tightly.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, sear the bacon-wrapped mushroom until lightly golden, and transfer it to a baking tray. Place the tray in the oven and let it cook for 20 minutes. 
  • Assemble your burger by layering the mayonnaise, mushroom cheeseburger, avocado slices, red onion slices, and ketchup as desired. Finish with the top brioche bun, and serve.