Foodie Friday – Fire it up!
Happy June! I am very happy, with the new month a new wave of weather has followed. Summer might actually be here. Following are thoughts of my favorite summer foods. I love being able to sit outside to eat. We just moved into our first house, with a great deck to eat on! Thanks to our awesome new neighbors, we even have a table and a place to sit on our new deck. Time to break out the BBQ!
Info: Burgers are a quintessential North American Food. We love them, but our health doesn’t. We can make them better. One way to do this is to make our own! Another is to dress up your burgers in health! Use tons of veggies on and with your burgers.
Inspiration: The beautiful weather and Chatelaine’s Best Burger Spread
Ingredients: 500g ground beef, 1 egg, 1/4 cup oatmeal, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. salt
1. Whisk egg with Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, and salt in a large bowl.
2. Season with pepper.
3. Mix in beef and oatmeal.
4. Shape into patties (about 4).
5. Grill burgers.
6. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Results: Awesome! This is Chatelaine’s recipe with my own addition of the oatmeal. The oatmeal helps hold the burger together and keeps in some of the great flavour. Challenge: this summer, be adventurous with your toppings. My next incarnation will be avocado, banana pepper, arugula with a Greek yogurt chipotle sauce! (I will let you know how it goes).Pages: