Mushroom Cap Chorizo Burger


You will not miss the bun with this extremely flavorful stuffed portobello mushroom cap chorizo burger. It is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters! Top with cheese if desired!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
27 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
8 servings


  • 8 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or more as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound chorizo sausage

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Scrape the gills out of each mushroom. Brush olive oil over each mushroom (top and bottom) and season with salt and pepper. Arrange mushrooms, gill-side up, on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 7 minutes.

  4. Combine ground beef, chorizo, onion, bacon, egg, garlic, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder in a large bowl just until mixed; shape into 8 patties. Place a patty on top of each mushroom.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until burgers are fully cooked, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

Wipe the mushrooms clean with a paper towel.

If you are using cheese, place it on the patty 5 minutes before they are done, so the cheese can melt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
33g Fat
3g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 910mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 391mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.