Vegan Rhino Cutlet

This is not an evil-smelling meat, and it does not taste like chicken. It is an amazingly flavorful marinated portobello mushroom from the Restaurant at the End of the Galaxy. Best served with a good cup of tea.


  • 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed, wiped clean
  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • vegetable oil


In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce, rosemary, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne. Add the mushrooms and turn to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes on one side, then flip and let sit 5 additional minutes. You can let them sit for up to 30 minutes, so feel free to take your time—the longer they sit, the more intense the flavor will be.

Heat a grill or a large skillet over medium heat. Brush the grill with oil to prevent sticking. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until caramelized and deep golden brown. Brush the remaining marinade over the mushrooms several times as they cook.

To serve, top the portobello mushrooms with anything you would like on a burger.


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