The sixtieth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Chipotle Beef-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 105. The theme for this week was chosen by Margaret: Where's the Beef?
Ingredient list: large Portobello mushroom caps, canola oil, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, chipotle in adobo sauce, ground beef, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cilantro, and cheddar cheese.
Yep, that's a lot of ingredients for a weeknight wonder, sort of like making chili actually. As with chili, I would have liked all the ingredients to cook together a little longer, simmer quite a bit so they kind of grow to love one another, but I guess there is something to be said for just having them all thrown together and eaten this way as well. It was good, don't get me wrong, it was definitely good, I just think a little longer cooking time would serve to deepen the flavors, but then it wouldn't be a weeknight wonder if you had to plan for time for a lot of slow cooking.
This recipe is a good way to make use of lean ground beef, makes it go further, and gives you a little something different than serving it between a bun as a hamburger...the mushroom sort of acts like part of a bun I guess, but with much healthier and good-for-you benefits. If you live in a household where there is always a smile when the word chili is mentioned, you will definitely want to try this recipe, it satisfies nicely. One cap each is plentiful and filling. Definitely a repeat. Buy the book, it's full of healthy quick fresh recipes that you will use time and again.
If you wonder how the others did this week, click here to follow their post links. You can also find the recipe schedule for the coming weeks there. Next week's recipe theme was chosen by Gaye and is Lovely Legumes. Please come and join us at any time, just leave the link to your post that week so we know where to find you. :-)