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BBQ Portobello Sliders I howsweeteats.com

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I love dinner right now. Like… really love dinner.

I thought you should know.

 

In fact, I might just eat dinner for breakfast today. Tomorrow too.

BBQ Portobello Sliders I howsweeteats.com

In between bites of cake and massive meltdowns related to the 16 ice cream cones I consumed in the last 8 days, I managed to make the dinner of all dinners.

And dinner has a vegetable. Again!

BBQ Portobello Sliders I howsweeteats.com

Isn’t it exciting how in two days time I’ve posted a dish with veggies that aren’t really veggies and am acting like I’m the biggest veggie lover of all time? Yes yes. I think so too.

 

I made these fun guys Sunday night in a regular size. But everything tastes better in a mini version, so I made them again. And again!

Too bad my dinner of all dinners still wasn’t dinnery enough for the meat-inhaling husband of all meat-inhaling husbands. He looked on with envy and dripping drool but refused to bite the bullet because his meat-inhaling man brain took over. He almost ate one as an appetizer but then decided he “didn’t want to waste the calories” and instead had two pepperoni pizza-stuffed soft pretzels made in the microwave while he grilled 3 chicken breasts smothered in Louisiana Lickers. Riddle me that.

Oh well. You won’t hear me complain about a food surplus.

BBQ Portobello Sliders I howsweeteats.com

Normally I would tell you that the most ridiculously scrumptious part of these sliders is that gooey gouda rectangle slipping off the top, but not today friends. What sets these babies apart are the mini sourdough rolls that I decided to grab last minute, tossing the whole wheat buns to the side like a big bad stalk of broccoli. Chewy on the outside and soft on the inside, these buns chomped the baby bellas right up just like Pac-man.

So did I.

BBQ Portobello Sliders I howsweeteats.com

BBQ Portobello Sliders

makes 6 sliders

6 baby portobello stuffing mushrooms

6 slider buns

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 red onion, sliced

2-3 ounces gouda, sliced into squares

1 avocado, sliced

1/2 cup bbq sauce, for drizzling and dipping

Heat a skillet on medium-low heat and add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add sliced onions with a pinch of salt and let caramelize, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, then turn off heat and set aside.

While onions are caramelizing, brush mushrooms with remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with pepper, paprika, onion and chili powder. Heat a skillet ( or a grill) on medium heat and cook until mushrooms are juicy and tender – about 5 minutes on each side. With 1-2 minutes remaining, add a slice of gouda on top to melt.

Assemble sliders by placing the mushroom on the bun, then top with onions, avocado, and a hefty drizzle of bbq sauce.

Note: if you can’t find slider buns in your local store, just buy dinner rolls. I did this for years before grocery stores actually started selling slider buns!

BBQ Portobello Sliders I howsweeteats.com

Seriously considering running to the store to make these for breakfast. Not even joking.

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125 Responses to “BBQ Portobello Sliders.”

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    Bev Weidner — August 10, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Dear. God. I. Am. So. Doing. This.

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    lynn @ the actor's diet — August 10, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    i love sliders! lately the veggie versions are so much better than the meat ones.

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — August 10, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! Would not miss the meat. at all.

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    Cassidy — August 10, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    These look so delicious! I eat very little meat, only some chicken, turkey and fish, so I love when I come across a dish like this that makes my mouth water with just veggies…..and a sourdough roll :)

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — August 10, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    I have really been trying to do more meatless meals but the boyfriend is having a real hard time with the adjustment. Really what is it with men and their meat?

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    • Jessica — August 10th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

      Who knows!

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    Kim — August 10, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    Brilliant idea! None of that icky-sticky-patty-making mess. I bet these came together in minutes!!! Besides, by inserting the heart healthy veginess of the dish, it totally opens the door for a side of onion rings. :)

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    • Jessica — August 10th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

      I like how you think.

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — August 10, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I love the idea of using mushrooms instead of the typical pork/chicken you’d make bbq sliders with! These look delicious.

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    Mushrooms Canada — August 10, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    These look amazing!! I’m at a loss for words… other than… mmmmm! ;)
    - Brittany

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    Kathy — August 10, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    WOW – these look fantastic! I am definitely going to try this soon!!

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    CouponClippingCook — August 10, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    I could totally eat these for breakfast too…they look so good. Thank you for the tip re the slider rolls. I’ll be on the look-out for them now.

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    Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble — August 10, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    I love eating dinner for breakfast! Perfectly normal for me! Portobello sliders sound awesome for breakfast!

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    Sam — August 10, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    oh hello yummy little gems!! these sound awesome.

    Sam @ fitness food & faith (giveaway today!)

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    Steve Cylka — August 10, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Oh my! This sounds soo good. I may try this tonight. It is amazing how sliders are becoming more and more popular. It has become easier to find nice fresh slider buns where before it was trickier. Well done!!

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    Stacey P! — August 10, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    “I made these fun guys Sunday night in a regular size. But everything tastes better in a mini version, so I made them again. And again!”

    Fun guys= fungis! This cracks me up.

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    • Jessica — August 10th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

      :)

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    Sarah — August 10, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    These look freaking fantastic! I have been meaning to make your portobello mushroom burgers that you had on an english muffin a couple months ago. I might have to have make these instead! With a side of your delicious homemade onion rings of course!

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    • Jessica — August 10th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

      I LOVE them on english muffins!!

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    mary (sisters running the kitchen) — August 10, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    these look absolutely fantastic!!!! i love portabella burgers and this looks like an excellent one. i will be sure to make these. i wish i could find sourdough slider rolls that look as great as yours!! i will be on the look-out!

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    • Jessica — August 10th, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

      I found mine at Trader Joes!

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    Kayla — August 10, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    Aww man this looks delicious. I really need to get on this mushroom burger bandwagon!

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    Jeanette — August 10, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    These BBQ portobello sliders are so mouth-watering – love portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions and avocado, and even more fun in bite-size form.

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    My Life as a Mrs — August 10, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Girl, you are killing me with all these delicious recipes! haha My “recipes to make” list is getting out of control :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 10, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    These look amazing! They look sinful, even though they are made of veggies. Then the avocado on top! YUM!

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    Erica — August 10, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    I SO wish I liked mushrooms! Especially when I was fully veg…they seemed to be in every veg dish. I guess because they’re such a great meaty substitute. I think you could convert carnivores with this!

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    Katrina — August 10, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    Everything about these makes me happy!

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — August 10, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    Precious! I just love mini food. And look, no calories!

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    Jennifer Eloff — August 10, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Those are adorable. :)

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    Jennifer Eloff — August 10, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    P.S. 16 Ice cream cones!!! ;)

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    Courtney — August 10, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    oh so yummy!! a lot of my favorite things in one dish!

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    Rach — August 10, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    Well these just look delicious!

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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — August 10, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Yum!! You always come up with the coolest ideas. I don’t even really like mushrooms, but those look awesome!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — August 10, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    That dinner looks fabulous and the little buns… YUM.

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    Katelyn — August 10, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Those slider buns are ADORABLE! Where did you get them!

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    J @ ... semplicemente j ... — August 10, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    These look delicious … hope to try soon!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ann — August 11, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Okay – those are incredible! You even manage to make vegetables look like dessert!

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — August 11, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    I LOVE her blog and I would love to win her book!

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    Nastassia (LetMeEatCake) — August 11, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    wow yum city! what a brilliant and cute idea! love baby portobellos

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    Sharon Malce — August 11, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    I am going to make these next party for my veggie friends. I am addicted to mushrooms!

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    Tiff @ Babes and Kids — August 11, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    I LOVE mushrooms, and these look delicious.

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    michelle — August 11, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    I have never seen a mushroom look so good!

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    Rebecca — August 12, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    These dishes look amazing! I have to try that veggie burger, and the portebella sliders!

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    Amy — August 14, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    These were FABULOUS!!! New favorite dinner at our house! (even for my big manly man husband) ;-)

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    Mary Beth — August 16, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    I made these tonight and they were delicious (and husband approved!). I have been loving your recipes lately, so much so that I can hardly post recipes on my own blog — instead, I’m constantly linking to yours! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Cassidy — August 16, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    I made these tonight for dinner and they were absolutely delicious! I forgot to pick up Gouda cheese (bummer) but I threw some muenster on top (all I had) and they still tasted great. Thanks so much for this recipe and keep the vegetarian options coming!

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    lint — April 19, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    This looks so delicious. I will definitely start following you, this is amazing.

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    Nat — September 23, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Tried this recipe and loved it, as did my non vegetarian husband!

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    Hielspoor — October 23, 2013 @ 4:21 am

    Yumyum!! Looks very tasty.

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    Karen K — January 2, 2014 @ 11:02 pm

    Hello…

    Can you tell me WHERE you bought the sourdough slider rolls?
    I have never seen those….
    Thanks!
    These look YUMMY!!

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