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Po' Boy - Polenta encrusted Portabella Burger with Chipotle Aioloi

What you need: 

1/2 cup Bragg's Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon diced garlic
2 large portabella mushrooms
2 cups cornmeal
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
olive oil, to taste
chipotle aioli, to taste
2 deli-style sandwich rolls
lettuce, to taste
thinly sliced red onion, to taste
thinly sliced tomato, to taste

What you do: 

1. In a bowl, combine Bragg's, water, oregano, and diced garlic; add portabellas and let sit in this mixture.
2. In another bowl, combine cornmeal, pepper, and salt.
3. Roll portabella in cornmeal mixture so that the portabella is completely coated and shake off any extra back into bowl. Dip in the Bragg's mixture again and then back into cornmeal mixture to get a nice, thick breading. Repeat with second portabella. Place mushrooms in small baking pan and drizzle with a little olive oil.
4. Bake in a 425 degrees F oven for 15 minutes, and then flip and bake for another 15 minutes. If breading looks too dry and isn't browning nicely, drizzle with a little more olive oil when you flip the portabellas.
5. Spread chipotle aioli on one side of each deli-style bun and add the lettuce, onion and tomato. Top with polenta-encrusted portabella and enjoy!
Variation: Instead of lettuce, red onion and tomato, Watercourse Foods serves this sandwich with coleslaw. The tangy coleslaw is an amazing compliment to the spicy chipotle aioli. A great variation to try, I just rarely have coleslaw made up when I want this sandwich.
Source of recipe: I wanted to recreate a sandwich I get at Watercourse Foods in Denver.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Recipe Category: 


These are amazing.  I made them once and were sooo good, so I had to make them for my Mom when she came to visit, she loved them too!!  Thanks for the recipe!


This was really tasty! I saw the recipe yesterday and had to try it ASAP! The only issue I had is that the cornmeal was a little too hard in places, I'm not sure if it was my oven that did that or if it was the cornmeal I used or what, but it was only a minor issue. The marinade for the portabella's was really yummy! We didn't add lettuce, tomato or onion though because we did have coleslaw and put that on our sandwich instead. So delicious and very easy to make too!  ;)b

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