Whole Roasted Mushroom Chili

Healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and just plain delicious, the whole roasted mushrooms lend a ton of flavour to this meal! 

Recipe and photo by Kacey of The Cookie Writer.

Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Ingredients

24 oz button and mini portobello mushrooms, whole
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. dried thyme
Salt and pepper
Chili
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (19 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. Hungarian paprika
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 medium onions, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium carrots, chopped small
1 tsp. granulated sugar
Freshly chopped chives for garnish if desired

Method

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner for easy clean up.
2. Add mushrooms, oil, salt, pepper, and thyme to a large mixing bowl. Toss until well combined.
3. Pour onto baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 15 minutes. Flip, and cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until mushrooms are nice and golden.

Chili
1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil. When hot, add in onions and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for another minute.
2. Stir in seasonings, making sure to add salt and pepper. Stir in tomato paste and cook for a few more minutes. Add in tomatoes, mushrooms, and beans. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add in your peppers and sugar. Taste for seasoning. Cook for another 30-45 minutes, or until veggies are tender-crisp.
3. Serve as is, or with freshly chopped chives, sour cream, and/or cheese (my favourite topping!)

Note: You can make this meal in the slow cooker (but definitely still want to roast those mushrooms!) Save time by prepping the chili while your mushrooms are in the oven.

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Cheese-Stuffed Sweet & Spicy Mushroom Meatballs

These Cheese-Stuffed Sweet & Spicy BBQ Mushroom Meatballs make the most delicious appetizer for your next potluck or party – just make sure to have plenty of these on hand because you’ll run out quick!

Recipe and photo by Taylor of The Girl on Bloor.

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 15 mins. | Serves: 20 meatballs

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 package button mushrooms, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 small yellow onion, grated
¼ cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup breadcrumbs
2 tsp ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 egg
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
10 mini buffalo mozzarella or bocconcini balls, sliced in half
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 cup sweet and spicy BBQ sauce

20 toothpicks for serving 

Method

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for cheese, olive oil, hot sauce, honey and BBQ sauce.
2. Take about 1-2 tbsp of meatball mixture and form it around each cheese ball half.
3. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan on med-high heat, then add meatballs. Fry for 10-12 minutes until meatballs are fully cooked and browned on the outside.
4. Meanwhile, mix hot sauce, honey and BBQ sauce together.
5. Remove meatballs from heat, then transfer to a large bowl. Toss in BBQ sauce mixture until fully coated.
6. Serve immediately on a platter with toothpicks inserted. Meatballs can also be prepared ahead of time and reheated in a 375F oven for 15 min.

 

Pepper Burrito “Bowls” (Stuffed Peppers)

Meaty portabella mushrooms take the place of meat in these vegetarian-friendly pepper burrito bowls. Brown rice and beans make a healthy yet satisfying addition to the filling.

Recipe developed in partnership with Ontario Fruit and Vegetables Growers’ Association.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 45 mins. | Serves: 6

Ingredients

3 large red, green or orange peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
2 cups of cooked brown rice
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
3 large fresh portabella mushrooms, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (796 mL / 28 oz)) diced tomatoes, partially drained
1 package Tex-Mex seasoning
¾ cup (175 mL) canned black beans
¾ cup (175 mL) frozen corn
½ cup (125 mL) shredded Mozzarella cheese
Optional: Chopped cilantro, diced avocado, sour cream, and salsa

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place cut side up in a shallow baking dish. Set aside.
3. Cook brown rice as per package instructions. Set aside.
4. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add diced portabellas and sauté 4-5 minutes, or until most of the moisture has been released. Add onion and garlic to the pan; sauté another 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add diced tomatoes, Tex-Mex seasoning, black beans, corn, and cooked rice to the pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until mixture thickens slightly, 6-8 minutes.
5. Spoon rice mixture into each pepper half (approximately ½ cup (125 mL) in each). Sprinkle each pepper with shredded cheese. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until peppers are softened.
6. Serve topped with chopped cilantro, and diced avocado, sour cream and salsa on the side.

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Easy Ground Chicken Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

This flavourful ravioli comes together quickly thanks to packaged wonton wrappers. A creamy béchamel style sauce complements the roasted mushrooms perfectly. 

Recipe developed in partnership with Chicken Farmers of Canada.

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

8 oz (227 g) fresh crimini mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 lb (250 g) ground chicken
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh sage, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh rosemary, chopped
1 pkg (about 48) wonton wrappers
Sauce:
8 oz (227 g) fresh mixed mushrooms (portabella, shiitake, oyster), coarsely chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) flour
1 ½ cups (375 mL) milk
1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan
salt and pepper

Method

Ravioli:
1. Place crimini mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. In a large saucepan, brown mushrooms, chicken, onion, garlic, sage, and rosemary for approximately 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Use spatula to break up large pieces of chicken.
3. To assemble ravioli place a few wontons on work surface (keeping other ones covered so as not to dry out); spoon filling in centre of each. Brush water around the outside edges of each wrapper; top with a second wrapper. Press out air and edges to seal. Place on a damp towel-lined baking sheet and cover with damp towel while making remaining ravioli.

Sauce:
4. Place chopped mushrooms on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast mushrooms in a 400°F/204°C oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Set aside.
5. In large saucepan melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux. Slowly begin to whisk in milk; this will make a paste. Continue whisking until all milk has been added. Continue whisking over medium-low heat until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in nutmeg, parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Let cool, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin from forming.

Assembly:
6. In large saucepan, of gently boiling water, cook a few ravioli in batches, about 4 minutes or until tender but firm. Remove with slotted spoon and keep warm while cooking remaining ravioli.
7. Divide ravioli between 4 bowls. Spoon sauce evenly over ravioli and top with roasted mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and leaves of fresh sage.

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Spinach Ravioli with Chicken, Mushroom and Three Cheese Sauce

This is one of those meals that comes together quickly and with little effort thanks to a package of fresh ravioli and a handy jar of three cheese pasta sauce. Ground chicken and finely diced mushrooms blended perfectly into the pre-made three cheese sauce making this ravioli dish hearty and filling.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Brittany from My Daily Randomness.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 35 mins.

Ingredients

1 package sliced mushrooms, finely diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 lb. ground chicken
Sprinkle of Italian seasoning
1 jar (24oz) of three cheese pasta sauce
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
1 package (700g) fresh spinach and cheese ravioli
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Method

1. Finely dice one package of mushrooms and one small onion. In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute mushrooms until moisture has evaporated and mushrooms start to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add onions and continue to cook just until onions start to turn translucent.
2. Add chicken and Italian seasoning to skillet and continue to cook until chicken is no longer pink. Be sure to break up any large pieces as the chicken cooks.
3. Lowering heat to low, add jar of pasta sauce, nutmeg and cinnamon, and allow to simmer.
4. Meanwhile in a large pot, cook package of ravioli as per package directions. Drain. Return to pot and pour in pasta sauce. Stir gently until ravioli is coated. Serve hot with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.