Saturday, July 25, 2009

Healthy Veggie Filled Burgers

These burgers are, hands down, fantastic! Especially for those with gardens or even family members with heart or cholesterol issues.

A tablespoon or two milk (to help bind)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup finely minced scallions or onions
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
16 ounces ground chicken or turkey
4 or more whole grain burger buns
lettuce leaves
tomato slices
curried mustard (easy to make with mustard mixed with curry powder)

  1. In a large bowl, mix milk with carrots onions, zucchini, bread crumbs, and all seasonings. Add ground meat and mix well.
  2. Divide meat into patties - shaping each portion to be 1/2 inch thick patty or so. if they do not bind well, add more bread crumbs.
  3. Grill patties as you would any other burger, using a temperature or "sight test" to check if they are done.
  4. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato, and curry mustard. And if you are me, add a slice of cheese!

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