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Grilled Mushroom and Poblano Tortas

Grilled portobello mushrooms have an earthy and delicious taste that make them a great substitute for meat. Try this one out on your next Meatless Monday.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 8 portobello mushrooms
  • 0.25 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. cumin, divided
  • 2 tsp. chili powder, divided
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 poblano peppers, stemmed and deseeded
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • 4 bolillo or French rolls, lightly toasted on the grill
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced

1 Food Prep

Remove the stems from the portobello caps and drizzle both sides with olive oil. Season with 1 tbsp. each of the cumin and chili powder and plenty of kosher salt and ground black pepper.

To make your avocado spread, mash the avocado and mix in the juice of 1 lime and plenty of salt.

For your sour cream spread, add 1 tsp. of cumin and chili powder, plus the juice from the remaining lime. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: Charcoal

Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets with Chili and Cumin are perfect to add extra flavor to this recipe. Alternatively you can add 5 or more Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets with Chili and Cumin to your Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets and still get a flavor boost.


Kingsford® Signature Flavors Pellets with Chili and Cumin are a great choice for this recipe.

Amount: .5 lb.

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: Charcoal: 450°F (High Heat) / Pellets: 400°F

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place the mushrooms and poblanos on the grill and cook them for about 10 minutes total, flipping your mushrooms halfway through and the peppers often, until softened and slightly charred. 

  • Add cheese to your mushrooms and grill until melted.

  • To assemble, spread the avocado mash on one side of the rolls and the sour cream mixture on the other side. Add 2 mushrooms to each roll, top it with your peppers and tomato slices and serve warm.

5 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled Portobello Cheese Burgers Delicious and healthy with the crunchy bread. Sure does beat the price of meat.
Date published: 2023-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Taste like beef Great recipe for a meatless meal. The spice combination makes this mushroom taste like meat.
Date published: 2023-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious We made these last weekend, very simple to make, and absolute perfection! So juicy and mouthwatering, if you love a great Torta, this is your recipe.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Meal This is a quick & delicious vegetarian sandwich for cook-outs.
Date published: 2023-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Veggie Choice Nice break from the regular burger, avacado and Poblano, Healthy choice
Date published: 2023-05-31
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