This tasty dish is easy to make and works well on the grill. Stuffed Portobello mushrooms are perfect for grilling because of their large size, allowing them to stand upright and not fall through the grates of your grill.
You can vary the number of mushrooms depending on their sizes. If you can’t find really large mushrooms, you can use eight to twelve medium-sized mushrooms instead.
The portobello mushroom is simply a more mature cremini mushroom, the common white mushroom you see in your supermarket and the one that’s often used in appetizer recipes for stuffed mushrooms.
But when mushrooms are left to grow a little longer, they can become very large and develop more flavour. The extra flavour serves them well on the grill.
Portobello mushrooms are not only substantial but versatile as well. They can be used as an appetizer, side dish, or the main course. It depends on how you intend to use them.
Ingredients For This Recipe
The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:
How To Prepare The Mushrooms
Mixtures such as this one are best made ahead of time to enjoy them over the week. The ingredients should be mixed together, so don’t let them sit too long.
Do not soften the cream cheese! It will help the mixture to stay firm and make stuffing the mushrooms easier. It also keeps the filling from becoming too runny while grilling. Stuff each mushroom with the cream cheese mixture and top with additional cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Make sure to cook the mushroom caps evenly to keep the filling from overflowing.
How To Grill Stuffed Mushrooms
Finishing mushrooms over the grill is my favourite way to prepare them. It is also super simple! All you need to do is heat your grill to 375°F. I like to clean and stuff the mushrooms while the grill is heating up. Once the grill is at the right temperature, place the mushrooms on the grill over indirect heat for 15-20 minutes.
The most important part of this recipe is that the chocolate coating melts easily and quickly in contact with the filling and does not harden. So make sure to stir the chocolate before it starts to melt. Once it is smooth and no longer too warm or hot, it is time to remove the pan from the heat. Then cool it down before serving.
To get a perfect grilled mushroom, you want to cook them until they’re firm but still tender. To help you with this, we’ll be using a cooking thermometer and letting the rest of the mushrooms after they’re cooked for a few minutes.
While the mushrooms are cooking, season them with salt and pepper. Once they are fully cooked, remove them from the heat and let them sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Top the Stuffed Mushrooms with some chopped Green Onions once they are done cooking. For extra flavour, try sprinkling some Barbecue Rub on top. To make these vegetarian, leave out the bacon bits.
Many varieties of mushrooms are not safe to eat and can cause illness. Use only edible ones.