These Red Wine Portobello Burgers feature a quick, delicious red wine marinade. They’re perfect for a casual summer dinner on the back porch with friends and family!
Remember how I mentioned last week about visiting my sister (and her new baby!) down in Nashville? Well, my Mom recently moved to Nashville, too, and I had the chance while I was there to go rummaging through some of my old childhood toys. Talk about a trip down memory lane!
I’ve always been a collector. From baseball cards to comic books to boxes of cereal, I pretty much like to collect. As I was going through the boxes of my childhood toys, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning again. I found piles of old comic books. Like seriously cool old comic books that I want to frame in my office now. I found boxes upon boxes of baseball cards…and then I came across the grand prize of old toys: my original Nintendo. Yup, from like 1986. The kind you had to blow the dust out of to get the games to work. You better believe I packed that bad boy up in bubble pack and brought it back on the plane. I’m ready to rock some old school Mario and Zelda like it’s my job!
I’m planning a marathon gaming night for this weekend, and in true Mario fashion, I think I need to eat some mushrooms to get into the right mindset. Yup, this definitely calls for a batch of these tasty Red Wine Portobello Burgers. I love a good burger, and I’ve certainly posted my share of delicious burgers here on Spiced. But the other day, it hit me that I hadn’t made portobello burgers yet. Well, that needed to be fixed ASAP, right? Before throwing these shrooms on the grill, I marinated them in a delicious California Pinot Noir from Black Box Wines. It was a quick and easy marinade (only about 45 minutes), and the red wine marinade gave these portobellos an amazing flavor.
So I have a confession to make. Mushrooms. I’ve had the hardest time getting on board with them. I’ve loved the earthy flavor for a long time, but the texture always got me. And frankly, it still makes me pause for a moment. But not too long. The taste of these grilled portobellos is quite simply amazing, and my fear of mushrooms fades away quickly whenever these bad boys show up on the grill. In fact, I suspect these Red Wine Portobello Burgers would even make Mario proud!
I also have another confession to make. Boxed wine. Until recently, I was skeptical of the stuff. Boxed wine has been out for a while, but I thought the quality was suspect at best. Well, that’s just not true anymore. You can indeed find quality wine in boxes now. Take Black Box Wines for instance. They’ve won 46 Gold Medals and 27 “Best Buys” from Wine Enthusiast magazine. That’s legit, folks! Boxed wine is a good bit cheaper than comparable bottled wine, too…like 40% less. The larger box is equivalent to 4 bottles of wine, and it’ll stay fresh for a month once you open it. And since there’s no glass involved, you can take it anywhere. Worried about glass by the pool? Not anymore! Plus, you don’t need to pack a bottle opener. So it’s easier, economical and tasty? Count me in. But for now…I’m off to rescue the Princess!