AIP Paleo Portobello Burger Skillet Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, after I knocked my tooth loose, I had to figure out how to eat the portobello burger, planned for my meal that night.  I knew there was no way I could bite into a burger, without knocking my tooth out completely.  Some quick thinking, and a few tweaks later, I came up with this AIP Paleo Portobello Burger Skillet recipe.

AIP Paleo Portobello Burger Skillet by Tara Perillo
AIP Paleo Portobello Burger Skillet over Cauli-mash

Basically, I’ve had to remake a lot of my meals since then.  I’ve been on a low-chew plan over the last few weeks.  Although, I’ve become quite proficient at chewing with my back teeth only.  Hopefully, you’re not trying this recipe because you’re having dental problems.  But, if you are, I rate it pretty well on the low-chew scale. LOL! Enjoy!

AIP Paleo Portobello Burger Skillet Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

AIP Paleo Portobello Burger Skillet Recipe


  • 2 strips bacon, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 portobello mushroom tops, roughly chopped into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • sea salt, to taste


  1. Fry bacon in large cast iron skillet until lightly browned.
  2. Add red onion and stir.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  5. Add mushroom pieces and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Add spinach and stir.
  8. Cook until spinach is wilted.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Serve.
  11. Add salt to taste.

If you’re experiencing dental or gum problems, because of your autoimmune disease, I beg you to go to your dentist. Lupus really destroyed my gums.  I was so concerned about healing my other symptoms, I pretty much just let my dental issues continue to get worse.  Now that my other symptoms have been squashed, I’m left with the destruction left behind.  Don’t be like me! Get yours remedied before it’s too late.

And, as if my dental problems weren’t bad enough, I’ve been fighting with every dentist in town, who takes my insurance. First, I was told I had to be on a special list in order to get treatment.  Now, mind you, this list only comes out once a month….and, you have to already be on the list for that month to be treated. My tooth was loose the third week of January.  I was not on the January list.  So, I called my insurance company, and had them add me to February’s list.  They also called the dentists’ office to see if they would see me earlier, due to the emergency situation. All of them refused!  Problem is, my insurance is very good…for me.  These dentists have to accept a lesser fee in order to be a provider.  Shouldn’t be my problem…..but, it is.  Then, I called my dentist to make my appointment, on February 1. They told me they had not received the list from my insurance company yet (it usually was faxed to their office on the 6th); so, I couldn’t make the appointment until they visually saw my name on the list.  Pure insanity! Today, I’m calling to see if the list was received.  Hopefully, I will be able to make my appointment.  If not, expect to see lots of social media posts, with their names mentioned, telling people to NEVER go to them. And, you can bet, I’m going to tell them that, if they give me any more gruff.

As always, I wish you good health……and, good food!

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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