10 Gluten-Free Ways to Serve Burgers Slideshow
June 14, 2013
Cut the stems off of large portobello mushrooms and gently scrape out the gills. Wipe them clean and brush gently with oil and grill for about three minutes on each side, so they’re slightly softened but still have a firm shape, making them an ideal bed for your burger.
Potato Skin Bun
A potato’s starchy quality makes it a great alternative for a hamburger bun. Prick a whole, large russet potato with a fork and bake at 450 degrees until tender, about 50 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise and gently scoop out the flesh, leaving about one-quarter of an inch of flesh on skin. Mist the skins with oil and bake for an additional five minutes until crisp. If you’re adding cheese to your burger, make sure it bakes with the skins.
Add some fruitiness to your burger. Cut fresh pineapple into two large, round slices that are about one-half inch thick and lightly grill them for about one minute per side. These burger bookends go especially well with turkey burgers and an Asian barbecue sauce.
The gluten-free "standby" that you can even get at McDonald’s. This method works best when you "nest" a few outside leaves of iceberg to make a more substantial bun for the burger.
Kale is all the rage these days, and that includes with burgers, too. Use large, raw clean kale leaves to wrap around a burger and its toppings.
No one ever thinks of cutting up a head of cauliflower except into florets, but by cutting them horizontally into large, round planks, you can grill them to perfection and use them as a bun.
Corn Tortilla Bun
Corn tortillas are as close as you’ll get to a gluten variety. Lightly mist each side of corn tortillas with oil and grill for one minute on either side. Use flat as bun or cut your burger into strips and make a burger burrito.
The Inside-Out Burger
Who says the actual burger can’t be the bun? Consider this a tricked out juicy lucy. Grill a fairly thick burger on high heat until it’s nice and crisp, then cut in half horizontally and layer your favorite burger toppings in between.
Hash Brown Bun Recipe
Because potatoes are a favorite alternative for many, it’s important to realize there are plenty of ways to use them, like as hash browns.
Hamburger-Stuffed Potato Recipe
A fully — and hamburger — loaded potato satisfies any burger craving and keeps it gluten-free.