Rethinking A Classic: 4 Delicious Burgers You've Never Had Before
I LOVE burgers!
You could say I’m a burger nut - and I love nut burgers too! To me, they're the perfect hand-held food. Whether they are made with beef, chicken, vegetables, beans, nuts or fish, I love them. There is something so satisfying about getting an all-in-one meal that you can hold in one hand, drive and talk on the phone with.
(Of course I am not recommending this to anyone - although have successfully accomplished this myself!)
So what defines a burger anyway?
According to Wikipedia, a hamburger (also called a hamburger sandwich, burger or hamburg) is a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat, usually placed inside a sliced bread roll. Hamburgers are often served with lettuce. bacon, tomato, onions, pickles, cheese and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and relish.
In my opinion though, a burger is merely a form of ground food that is cooked and placed between to buns with any number of ingredients. Much like a sandwich there is not one definition that can explain them all. The only thing that any sandwich or burger has in common is bread. What goes in between is up to you and your imagination.
And that is exactly what I have done.
The following are a few of my most creative and delicious offerings in a bun. The best part - they all have less fat than the common ground beef burger and equally, if not better, flavor.
Kibbe is a middle Eastern dish with wheat bulgur and ground lamb usually shaped into mini footballs and fried. In this case I chose a much healthier version and pan sauteed instead. Recipe HERE!
Tuna is such a great low fat alternative to beef burgers. Adding a bit of an Asian flare packs this hand held with flavor and nutrients. Recipe HERE!
Mushroom-Stuffed Turkey Burger
Mushrooms add meaty flavor and texture to this low-fat alternative to a greasy burger. You won't miss the fat, but love the flavor. Recipe HERE!
A vegan-friendly offering! Nuts are a protein packed alternative to meat rich in flavor and high in fatty acids. Recipe HERE!