Smokey Roo Burgers

Kangaroo is lean, rich in taste, and a native Australian meat. It’s worth a try. It’s lean, high in protein, and has a rich taste that pairs well with bold spices. You’re also doing the environment a favour by supporting a sustainable industry, and you’re doing your body good. Try these quick to make roo burgers for a rich and hearty burger.


Smokey Roo Burgers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Author: Tanya Leyson


  • 4 Large portabello or field mushrooms
  • 1 cup quinoa (red or white)
  • 1 roasted red pepper, diced
  • 2 Rashers short back bacon / Canadian bacon or Back bacon, diced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • coconut oil, for cooking


  • Start by cooking the quinoa. Cook according to packet directions, adding the dried oregano, or add the quinoa to a small saucepan, add 1.5 cups water and the dried oregano. Bring to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes or until the water is nearly absorbed. Then remove from the heat and allow to sit covered for another 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Then, remove the stalks from the mushrooms and roughly chop then. Heat a small pan over medium heat with 1 tbs coconut oil. Add the diced bacon and the chopped mushroom stalks. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the bacon starts to brown and crisp, then add the diced red peppers, heat through and remove from the heat.
  • Once the quinoa is cooked, stir through 1 cup of the cooked quinoa through the sauteed bacon mixture.
  • Place the mushrooms on the lined oven tray, on their head.
  • Spoon the quinoa mixture into each mushroom, then place 1 tsp of coconut oil on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the mushrooms are just cooked. Serve immediately!

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