These juicy portobello steaks are made with just 7 ingredients in 25 minutes. They're a delicious, healthy, plant-based alternative to classic steaks.
This recipe blew my mind. Portobello steaks have a similar flavor and texture to beef steaks and they're made with mushrooms! It's amazing... I wish I would have tried it before.
They're not exactly like a beef steak though, because they're plant-based and you won't fool a meat eater with them. However, if you're a vegan or vegetarian who misses meat and you're looking for a vegan alternative, please give this recipe a try.
We used a griddle to cook them, but grill them is also a good choice. If you only have a skillet, don't worry about it, just cook the mushrooms over medium-high heat until golden brown, they will be delicious as well.
I prefer to eat these steaks as a side dish because they're not very satiating, but it's up to you. Feel free to enjoy them just by themselves or with any sauce you like. I think they go pretty well with our vegan oil-free aioli (we added a couple of handfuls of fresh parsley to make it green and even tastier), but it's your choice.
looking for more mushroom recipes?
- Vegan mushroom pasta
- Vegan mushroom risotto
- Vegan mushroom soup
- No bake stuffed mushrooms
- Vegan pulled pork sandwich
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- 4 portobello mushrooms
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, see notes
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Wash the mushrooms and remove the stems. You can enjoy the stems sautéed, steamed, boiled or add them to any kind of recipes (scrambles, rices, pastas, etc.).
- Mix all the ingredients (except the mushrooms) in a shallow baking dish until well combined.
- Toss the mushrooms in the marinade. Marinate on one side for 5 to 10 minutes, then the other side for another 5 to 10 minutes. If you marinate them longer, they will absorb more liquid and will taste even better.
- We cooked our mushrooms on a griddle, but you can also grill them or cook them in a skillet (over medium-high heat) for 5 to 10 minutes each side or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
- We served our portobello steaks with some fresh lime and our vegan oil-free aioli (we added a couple of handfuls of fresh parsley), but any sauce will do and they're even delicious just by themselves.
- Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
- I've only made this recipe using oil, but I think it should work using vegetable stock instead of oil.
- If you can't find portobello mushrooms, you could use other types of mushrooms, although I think they won't have the same texture, which is similar to beef steaks.
- Lemon juice can be replaced by lemon juice or vinegar.
- Feel free to add your favorite spices and herbs.
I think that the cooking referred to in step 1 refers only to the stalks which have been removed. The treatment of the mushrooms continues in step 2 of the recipe.
Hi Ann! Yes, you're right 🙂 Thanks a lot for your comment!
Confused about step number 1 , if we are making this recipe what should we do with mushroom after cleaning it . Can we just go ahead and marinate or should we cook the portobello as suggested in step one of many ways to do this .
Hi Francine! I was talking about the stems. To make the portobello steaks you only have to follow all the steps 🙂