Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Bikini Friendly Burger

This Turkey Burger Recipe originates from Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious."
1/2 pound lean ground turkey or sirloin
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup cauliflower or carrot puree
1/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 tablespoon olive oil
8 small whole grain dinner rolls

1) Preheat oven to 400

2) In a large bowl, stir together the meat, breadcrumbs, vegetable puree, milk, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper with a wooden spoon; the mixture will be moist. Form it into 8 small patties and place them on a sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil.

3) Coat a large nonstick ovenproof skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium- high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the oil. Add the burgers and cook until nicely browned on one side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the burgers, then slide the skillet into the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes longer, until the burgers are no longer pink in the center. Serve burger on a split roll.

Notes: Above is the exact recipe. For the puree I have used just about any vegetable, last week I used zucchini and it tasted great! As far as the foil step goes.. I don't use it, I just put olive oil in the pan and I eyeball the size of pattie I want and it works for me. To puree veggies I use my food processor, but a blender would work just as well.

Happy Eating!

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