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April 27, 2016 • Healthy Living

Portobello and Beef Patty Melt



At the end of the day, I think everyone deserves the comfort and pleasure of eating a wholesome, home-cooked meal with loved ones can provide.  With the business of my often hectic work day behind me, I cherish sitting down at the dinner table with my family to enjoy a meal that is nutritious, fresh, flavorful and simple to prepare. Having spent the past 20 years devoted to “healthy” family dinners, I am always delighted to share with your family tried-and-true dinner recipes.

Portobello and Beef Patty Melt

About 1 ¼ lbs extra lean ground beef

2 large Portobello mushroom caps, chopped

½ yellow onion, finely diced

4 tbs bread crumbs

1 ½ tbs Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

6 slices whole grain bread

6 slices 2% milk Swiss cheese


Mix beef, mushrooms, yellow onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and pepper in a bowl.  Form into large, flat patties. Cook in Pam’ed skillet until browned on both sides and cooked through. If desired, toast 100% whole grain bread. Place each patty on a slice of toast, top with cheese and place in oven on broil until cheese melts (about 60 seconds).

*For a healthier patty melt option, replace bread with romaine lettuce leaves!