Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Paleo Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms


Worthy Pause Paleo Food Blog: Paleo Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe

Pinit

You learn something new every day. The day I made these stuffed mushrooms, I learned that you can make pretty fantastic hummus out of meat. I guess when you call it paté, it's not really revelation-new... but still.

I've always loved stuffed mushrooms, ever since I used to serve/pilfer them when I was a catering server in college. When portabellas were on sale, I decided to try making a paleo version and they turned out great. I especially like that they have a lot of healthy greens, but you'd never really know (like a meatball).

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
Paleo & Whole30-approved
Four big portabella mushroom caps (with the stems and gills removed)
1 lb pork sausage
2-2.5 T Italian sausage seasoning (I used Well Fed's recipe)
1 onion, chopped
1 cup (or more) of red or yellow bell peppers
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups (or more) of frozen kale (go nuts!)
1 egg, slightly scrambled
1/4 cup coconut flour
Salt and pepper
Optional (not Whole30-approved): Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Brown the sausage thoroughly, then transfer into a food processor. Use the sausage fat to sauté the onion and peppers for a couple of minutes, then the frozen kale, then the garlic in for the last minute. Add the veggie mix to food processor too. Throw in the coconut flour, egg, salt and pepper and then process until well-combined but not totally smooth. Spoon plenty of the mixture into each cap, top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes. If the cheese isn't quite browned enough, throw them under the broiler for a hot second. EAT.

Thoughts, ideas and other uses:
  • I processed the leftover meat a little bit longer and ate it on plantain chips like a sausage dip.
  • Stuff bell peppers or squash halves with the same mixture.
  • Make minis for appetizers using baby or teen portabellas. CUTE.

Worthy Pause Paleo Food Blog: Paleo Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe

Pinit

8 comments:

  1. I am making this for dinner right now! It smells amazing!
    Laken
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    1. Hope they turned out well, Laken!

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  2. Yum! I love all things meatball and these look great :)

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    1. Meatballs are never a bad choice! :)

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  3. Would this also work with chicken sausage? (need a pork alt..)

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    1. You might need to adjust coconut flour a little, but any ground meat should work fine.

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  4. Has any one tried it with ground turkey? I am trying to stay away from pork.

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    1. Hey Talitha, I haven't tried making the mushrooms with ground turkey or chicken yet, but I think it should work just as well!

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