Smokey Roo Burgers

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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 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
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!
About The Author
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Tanya Leyson

Tanya, a Wellness Ambassador, Health Coach, and Hypnotherapist with 15+ years of experience, holds a nutrition degree and coaching certification. She's served private clients, corporate health programs, and collaborated with food companies. Tanya's mission is to foster vibrant health through nutritional advice, stress management, and weight loss strategies. Her "Let’s Get VibrantlyHealthy eCookbook" offers 80+ clean recipes, while "Thriving: Health is Your Greatest Wealth" shares insights from 13 authors. Tanya also provides powerful hypnotherapy tracks for belief reprogramming. As a holistic wellness expert, Tanya is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthier, more fulfilling lives, offering a wealth of experience and guidance.

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