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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 71.6
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Portobello Burgers


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Serve in place of a steak or with lettuce and tomato on toasted whole-grain buns.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Serve in place of a steak or with lettuce and tomato on toasted whole-grain buns.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research.


Ingredients

    4 large Portobello mushrooms2 cloves garlic, sliced into very thin slivers1 tsp. fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp. dried, (optional)1 tsp. fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried, (optional )1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegarSalt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Preheat broiler or grill.

2. Wipe mushrooms with damp cloth. Remove stems. With paring knife, make slits in tops of caps. Stuff slivers of garlic and herbs (if using) into slits.

3. In small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar with salt and pepper to taste. Brush mushrooms with oil mixture. Place mushrooms, cap-side down, on pan and broil or grill until soft and brown, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Makes 4 servings.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.





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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    To stuff cap.Make slit and leave knife tip in slit.Slighlly pull knife to one side to open the slit and slide the sliver of garlic down the knife blade into the hole.
    Also I like to blanch my garlic slivers in hot water first which makes them springy and it's the onlly way to get it into that slit. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. The mushrooms absorb whatever flavor you put on them. I switched the vinegar to Worcestershire, since I usually mix that into my burgers. I'll definitely make this again. - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I won't miss the meat. I did add a little Swiss cheese. - 8/18/08

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for the first time in a long while tonight. I used fresh rosemary leaves out of the garden and fresh garlic slivers along with the balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. I did not need thyme, salt, or pepper. I found it tasty and easy to prepare. - 12/17/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We make these quite often but we like to marinate them overnight in the fridge in 2 Tbsp each of Worchestire sauce, soy sauce and olive oil. We also grill them on the BBQ and they are delicious!! - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have also used these large caps as burger buns and put in burger fixins, lettuce, onion, tomato etc. I love them. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i just love this i eat this instead of burgers. my granddaughter who is 'grandma i can't eat that. gross. just loves them. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Skeptical at first but LOVED it!! - 3/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Been doing things like this forever, I just love portobellos. but never tried stuffing with herbs. Not exactly the easiest but was defnintetley worth it. - 3/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good. I was surprised cause I'm not a fan of mushrooms but it sounded good. Thanks so much!!! :-) - 1/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have any balsamic vinegar, so I used apple cider vinegar - and for the salt I used Lawyrs. It was surpirisingly very good - i just ate an entire vegetarian meal and found out I liked it! :) - 1/11/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I grill without the spice, just salt, pepper and a little roasted garlic mayo...yum - 12/17/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How do ou stuff the top without breaking the mushroom? I also found the balsamic vinegar overwhelming. - 12/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fabulous!!! Great tasting and very easy! - 11/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good. First time trying Portobello Mushrooms. - 11/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for lunch today and we just LOVED it! My husband isn't a huge mushroom fan and he couldn't stop talking about them! They were so good, moist and full of flavor. We will definetly be having this again! - 11/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SOO Juicy and yummy!!! I also put 1 in a pita with tomato and romaine and the other I ate by itself... AMAZING FOR THE CALORIES!!! - 9/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are great! So luscious, so juicy... and superb in a small pita bread with a slice of ripe red tomato and a slice of cheese. - 8/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yuu-uumy! I'm too lazy to cut the slits to put the garlic in, so I just mix it in with the olive oil, vinegar and herbs, and it still comes out delicious! - 8/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't have any garlic on hand so tried it without. We grilled them outside on the BBQ and loved it! We're trying to cut red meat out of our diets and with this recipe I don't think I'll miss grilled burgers. - 8/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent recipe! Even made it with part skim mozzarella on top and put it on a "light" bun. Delicious!!! - 8/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If anything can make me give up a good beef hamburger, this recipe can! - 8/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is also great if you're camping - to really make it easy, just use bottled balsamic vinaigrette (has the oil, vinegar, garlic & herbs already in it). - 8/17/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Needs more taste - 8/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good! The key to putting in the garlic is to cut a very small wedge out of the top...a wide slit, really...Also great with the sauce omitted and BBQ marinade used instead - 7/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I grilled in sandwich maker w/cheese after BBQ. Yum!! I used the rosemary stem to kind of skewer the mushroom because it got pretty unstable after slicing and stuffing, worked pretty good. - 7/16/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved the flavor my husband didn't like it at all he said they had too much of a vinegar taste. - 7/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY good, loved it! - 6/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish!!!!!! - 6/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good with vegies - 5/26/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My 14 year old was feeling adventurous and asked me to find a recipe for Portabello burgers... the recipe was super simple and easy, but, not for my family. - 5/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A very good alternative to meat. My husband who is a real meat lover, even liked it. - 5/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this several times and love it each time. Tonight I broiled it for the first time and think it might even be better than grilled! Who'd a thought! - 5/9/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this and took it to work and microwaved it for lunch. It was OK, but just not for me. I ate it all. - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE it! Have looked for a good vegey burger and they're hardt to find. I didn't use the rosemary and added more garlic, sliced the portobellos for easier grilling on a grill pan. - 5/5/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were fantastic. Will definately make this again! - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this many times and have commented before, but the last time I made them I served them on a whole grain bun and topped with purple cabbage slaw. Yum! - 5/5/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Try adding a slice of swiss cheese for some additional flavor. - 5/5/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    While its very healthy, it doesn't taste very good. Maybe an altering of how the herbs and garlic are put on/in, and more specific directions would be nice. - 4/7/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was pleasently surprised, it tasted great and is fast and easy to make. - 3/25/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good, my husband even likes these and he is a die hard hamburger man! What a wonderful alternative! - 3/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, will make again and again. Thank You - 2/23/08

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  • was amazing - 5/19/13

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  • Very delicious! Lots of flavor. Adds a nice note to whatever else is under the BBQ Grill - 6/16/12

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  • Very good :) - 5/19/12

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  • Very enjoyable especially with honey mustard and a tomato on a slice of toasted bread - 5/8/12

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  • I like veggie (soy) burgers. Using the Portabellos was a nice variation - with very low calories. - 3/31/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely love portabello mushrooms especially the texture, will definitely try this recipe - 12/1/11

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  • Wonderful and simple! Instead of wasting time with stuffing slits in caps, I minced two cloves of garlic and mixed them right in with the oil and balsamic, also mixed in about a T. herbs de provence (basically same as rosemary and thyme with a bit more), then brushed generously over entire cap. Yum - 1/7/11

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  • We just tried this and it was pretty good. It looks like it might taste like dirt, but the spices really are nice. - 12/21/10

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  • This was fabulous! I'd never made portobellos at home before, but I knew I liked them--the marinade used in this recipe made them better! I would suggest making the slit on the "inside" of the cap and making that side first (if you broil like me), so the spices bake in. I'm not veggie, it's good! - 11/19/10

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  • My husband and I had this for lunch today and enjoyed it very much. - 8/8/10

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  • Took forever to prepare and was only mediocre. I won't be making this again. - 2/23/10

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  • I've made similar recipes but this combination of seasonings is very good.

    I've also had good results with a light brushing with a combination of lite soy sauce, sesame oil, chili oil, and crushed garlic. - 2/8/10

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  • Liked the recipe but decided to stuff them with wild rice and shredded low fat mozzarella. - 2/6/10

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  • Not a hugh mushroom fan, but this was fantastic - 1/25/10

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  • amazing the mushrooms will very tender and juicy i will definitely make this vegan meal again - 1/9/10

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  • Instead of slicing the garlic and stuffing the herbs into holes in the mushrooms, I whisked everything together and dipped the top part of the caps in the solution. Then I placed them on a pan (top side down) and drizzled the remaining solution over the underside of the caps! Absoutely awesome! - 10/25/09

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  • Absolutely wonderful!! - 10/17/09

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  • My whole family really enjoyed this LOW fate vegetarian entree. making it again tonight. - 9/17/09

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  • First Sparkspeople recipe I have tried. Absolutely delicious and incredibly filling. Can't wait to try more recipes - 8/26/09

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  • Very,very good! I will definitely be adding this to meal plans in the future. - 8/13/09

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  • This was great. My dh was not excited at first site but he actually thought the mushroom was great and wants me to make them again. - 7/2/09

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  • I didn't have whole portobello mushrooms, so I did 2 packages (6 oz. each) of sliced ones. I combined all the seasoning ingredients in the oil & vinegar mixture and drizzled them over the top. We ate them on whole wheat bread with a slice of swiss cheese. DELICIOUS, and very easy! - 6/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great can not wait to go to the store to buy all what I need to try this recipe. - 6/20/09

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  • Anyway you fix them, they're delicious. - 6/20/09

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  • This was yummy! I will definitely make this again trying some of the other suggestions. WOW! Have to invite my Mom over to try this. - 6/18/09

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  • Loved it ! - 6/13/09

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  • The texture of this will take some getting used to, but the spices were excellent! - 6/9/09

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  • Very yummy... great flavor! I served these in a whole wheat pita with a sliver of part skim mozzarella.... MMmmmm! - 5/28/09

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  • Very good, I would definately toast the bread next time. - 5/24/09

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  • Love them. I shared the recipe at Curves, and they can't keep a copy. Thank you - 5/9/09

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  • great for lunch or dinner and not alot of calories. my children will love this. healthy burgers!!!! - 5/5/09

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  • One of my favorites! I've been substituting big, fat portobellos for burgers for years! Anything with garlic and herbs is welcome at my table. - 5/5/09

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  • THANKS ALOT VERY GOOD... - 5/5/09

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  • Yummy, need I say more with all these great reviews - 5/5/09

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  • Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! AND no cholesterol to boot!!!! - 5/5/09

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  • This is definitely different...a twist on the Vegi-Burger. Sounds tempting...will have to try! - 5/5/09

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  • I have been having Portobello mushroom burgers for years on the grill. I still have a problem stuffing it so I mix the herbs into the oil and it works great. Also, I'll slice cold leftovers for my salad fod the next day. - 5/5/09

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  • I love portobellas. The other reviews on this make me want to go out make them right now. Can't wait to try them. - 5/5/09

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  • Sounds greats will try it minus the garlic - 5/5/09

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  • This is great. I am always looking for ways to spice up mushrooms to grill. Most important is it leaves them juicy not dry as a bone. Thanks - 5/5/09

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  • wow after reading the reviews, I will try these Thank you - 5/5/09

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  • We will have this many times! - 4/25/09

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  • Pretty good, but too much vinegar. Next time I make this I'm going to only use a touch of vinegar. - 4/11/09

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  • Very good. DH really liked them! - 3/23/09

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  • I tried these back when they were on my SP generated menu... I LOVED them! - 3/19/09

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  • Rosemary is an interesting addition to this recipe. - 3/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I will only use this for a "treet". I believe in working for your food. If I want to "treet" my soul to break the diet, I always put in extra time in my fitness routine so I feel I have earned the extra calories that Taste Fantastic. Thanks for sharing this Yum Yum. - 3/13/09

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  • Mushrooms, yuck I say,BUT my husband LOVES them and I always look for simple ways to make them that he will enjoy. He LOVED this recipe! I had grilled chicken, he had these. We will def. do again. - 3/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum!!! I absolutely LOVE portabella mushroom burgers!!! ^^ - 3/13/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sound yummo!
    can't wait to try this - 2/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a keeper! - 2/26/09

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  • My husband and I enjoyed these "burgers". I plan to make them again. - 1/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yes, in regards to the microwave question. Can you make these on the grill and then heat them up again in the microwave? Anyone tried this? Thanks! - 1/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Any suggestions on how to do this in the microwave? - 1/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a great recipe. Love mushrooms however didn't try it this way yet. Will do so in the next couple of weeks. - 1/1/09

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  • I love this recipe - 12/18/08

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  • I love these and eat them frequently! - 12/17/08

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  • yum - 12/17/08

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