Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Fun Recipe: Oatmeal Burger & Grilled Vegetables

Recipe provided by Alicia Lacovara

Chile Vinaigrette Grilled Vegetables:
1 tbsp chopped Serrano chile
· ¾ tsp salt
· 6 garlic cloves, crushed
· 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
· 2 tbsp water
· 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
· 1 ½ tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
· 1 ½ tbsp anchovy paste
· 1 small eggplant
· 1 yellow summer squash
· 1 Zucchini
· 2 small red onions
· 2 bell peppers (red & green)
Burger Patties:
1 lb of ground turkey or lean beef (or combine half and half)
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
dash of garlic powder
dash of onion powder
ground pepper
1 tbsp worshire sauce

Burger Toppings:
Whole wheat burger buns
Low-fat cheddar cheese
Lettuce, Tomato, onion, etc.

1. Mix all vinaigrette ingredients in bowl. Dice eggplant, squash, zucchini and
peppers. Quarter the red onions. Toss vinaigrette and vegetables into large
ziplock bag and shake around. Let marinate for 1-hour minimum.
2. Meanwhile, thoroughly mix burger patty ingredients. Portion off desired amount, and form burger patties.
3. Pre-heat grill. Place burger patties on grill. Cook until no longer pink, but
without charring the outside of the patty. Using vegetable screen, cook vegetables until soft and tender, slightly blackened.
4. Dress burgers with desired toppings. Serve with grilled vegetables.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
4 servings total; each includes 1 pattie, 1 roll, 1 slice of cheese
Calories: 362
Protein: 30g
Total Fat: 14g
Total Carbohydrates: 30g

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