Food & Drink

Reduce the beef with hearty mushrooms

Does anybody really need two all-beef patties?

Portion-conscious carnivores might want to consider swapping the second slab for a soul-satisfying slice of earthy portobello mushroom in a Beef and 'Bello Burger.

Introduced to consumers in the 1980s, portobellos were a clever marketing ploy to sell overgrown cremini. But the meaty mushrooms grew in popularity because of their pleasing flavor, one that scientists describe as “umami,” a fifth element of taste.

Mushrooms have long been used to boost the immune system, but scientists have more recently discovered they contain selenium, which helps protect against prostate cancer. As one of the few vegetable sources of protein, they contain some antioxidants not found in other produce.

To top it off, our gourmet burger features the luxurious tang of goat's milk cheese and a whole-wheat bun.