Chipotle Burger in a Portobello Bun

Chipotle Burger in a Portobello Bun

I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like burgers. Have you? This chipotle burger in a portobello bun is a fast dinner that doesn’t taste like fast food. I prepare it every other week and my family loves it. The recipe I’ve created is for one burger. You can easily adjust it to the the servings you need.

Why should you make it?

This homemade burger can satisfy any picky eater. It is low on carbohydrates and high on protein and fiber. Portobello mushrooms are high in vitamin D. All mushrooms are low on calories because they contain a lot of water. They are also very rich in umami flavor, which activates the taste receptors and stimulates the brain.

The chipotle mayonnaise brings this burger to another level. The heat from the chipotle is mild and it doesn’t overpower the taste of the beef. The slight smoky taste that comes form the chipotle peppers, smoked gouda and the barbecue sauce creates a taste that is hard to resist. With this recipe you can get all the satisfying qualities of one burger. Slight spiciness, smokiness, juiciness and the crunch from the vegetables. If you enjoy amazing tasting, homemade, quick dinners you should definitely prepare this chipotle burger in a portobello bun.

Food Safety

Ground beef should be cooked until internal temperature reaches 160F. There is a possibility of E.coli contamination. You can use a food thermometer to check your beef patty. If you prefer to eat your burger well done increase cooking time to 8 minutes per side. I purchase 100% grass fed beef from a reliable butcher and I always cook my burger to medium rare temperature.

Please Note: I’m not a doctor or a dietitian. Everything written in my blog post is my own opinion. I’m not qualified to give medical advice!

Chipotle Burger in a Portobello Bun

Prep Time18 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fast dinner, keto, low carb
Servings: 1


  • 1 slice of bacon
  • 2 portabello caps
  • 6-7 oz ground beef The size of the beef patty depends on the size of the portobello caps.
  • 2 Tbsp Chipotle mayonnaise look for the recipe in my blog
  • lettuce of choice I used iceberg lettuce
  • 1 slice of cheese I used smoked gouda
  • slices of pickles
  • sliced red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • BBQ sauce of choice I used KC Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce


  • Preheat a grill or a cast iron skillet to high heat (450-500F).
  • Cook the bacon in the skillet and safe the grease.
  • Form the beef patty and spread BBQ sauce on both sides. Season the patty generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Slightly grease the cooking surface with the bacon fat. Place the washed portobello caps and the formed beef patty at the hot grill. You can cook the burger in the cast iron skillet if you don't have a grill.
  • Cook the portobello mushroom caps for 2 minutes per side. Once they are done cooking season them with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the beef patty for 4 minutes and flip.
  • Once you flip the patty add the cheese and cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Once the burger and the portobello caps are done cooking place them on a grate or cooling rack. Rest the burger for at least 5 minutes before eating.
  • Assemble the burger by adding the chipotle mayo to one of the portobello cups.
    Add chipotle mayo to the portobello cap
  • Next add the lettuce, red onion and pickles.
    Adding toppings to the burger
  • Place the cooked beef patty and the bacon.
    Place the beef patty and bacon.
  • Finish by adding the other portobello cap.
  • Serve with your favorite sides.


Always season mushrooms after cooking them. Salt will release the water from the mushroom and you don’t want a soggy burger.
The cooking time for this recipe can be adjusted depending on the size of the beef patty and the level of cooking you want to achieve. I like my beef burgers made medium rare. That is why I cook them for 4 minutes per side. If you prefer yours well done increase cooking time or make the patty slightly thinner. Read the blog post for specific instructions.
Chipotle Burger in a Portobello Bun

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