Tag: burger

CheeseBoca in Paradise

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to go bonkers for Boca!  James and I eat these all the time.  Packed with lean protein and low in calories and fat, these are a great go-to for busy weeknights. 1 Boca Burger patty 1 flour tortillas, (I use […]

Fiber One Turkey Burgers with Apple Slaw and Spicy Mayo

The addition of Fiber One and oats really ‘beefs’ these up resulting in a heartier burger,  while the apple slaw and spicy mayo add a little something unexpected. Burgers ¼ cup fiber one ¼ cup oats (we used quick cooking oats) 1 lb ground turkey Salt and pepper […]

Spicy Black Bean Burgers


I’ve been experimenting lately with different types of burgers.  Now, I love a  juicy hamburger as much as the next gal but sometimes I crave something hearty but heart healthy too.

  • 1 16 oz. can black beans (I used Eden Foods, Organic Black Soy Beans)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper (I used an orange one but you can substitute red or yellow, I wouldn’t use green as they have a slightly different flavor)
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Add all ingredients, except egg, breadcrumbs and olive oil to food processor and pulse to combine.  Once mixture comes together, transfer to a large bowl and add in egg and breadcrumbs.  Form into 4 patties.  Put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes, allowing them to set up.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.  Once the oil is heated, add patties and cook about 5 minutes per side.

We served these in pitas but they’d be good on buns too.  Top with this yummy, simple sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 tbs horseradish
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard

Stir to combine.  This sauce is great on just about anything.  Top fish, chicken, steak or even use it as a dip for chips!

Burger Cubano

  This burger will leave you with the irresistible urge to get up and Salsa!  Ole! 1 lb ground pork 1 tbs yellow mustard salt and pepper 4 slices swiss cheese 8 slices thick cut ham 4 jalapeno dill pickles, sliced lengthwise (I used Mt. Olive […]

Burger Parmigiana!

A burger wearing parm?  That’s haute…. errr hot. Think the idea of making tomato sauce from scratch is too daunting?  Think again!  You can have yummy, homemade, grandma approved tomato sauce in about 30 minutes flat!  Tomato Sauce: 2 tbs olive oil 1/2 white onion, […]

Open-Face Texas Burger


Hair, oil, football and don’t forget the beef!  They do everything big in the lonestar state. 


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can of prepared chili (We used Hormel Turkey Chili, No Beans)
  • 4 slices of Texas toast
  • 4 fried eggs

Combine ground beef and spices in a bowl and shape into 4 patties.  Cook patties over medium heat about 4-5 minutes per side.  Drain on paper towels.

While burgers are cooking, fry up your eggs and toast your bread.

Meanwhile, heat your chili in a small sauce pan about 8 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To assemble, top toast with a patty, a fried egg and a generous helping of chili.

My Big Fat Greek Burger

Tzatziki 1 6 oz. container of plain, non-fat yogurt zest of 1/2 lemon 3/4 cup seedless cucumber, grated 1 clove garlic, grated 2 tbs low fat sour cream 1 tsp fresh oregano 1 tbs fresh mint 1/4 tsp dried dill salt and pepper Combine all […]

Apple Turkey Burgers

So thanks to Hungry Girl, I’ve been informed that May is National Hamburger Month.  In honor of this, we will be posting a different burger recipe every day this week.  With Memorial Day just around the corner, I’m sure a lot of you will be hosting […]

Apricot, Bleu Cheese and Caramelized Onion Burgers


Everyone knows that beef and bleu cheese are long time BFF’s.  On this, their latest culinary journey, they’ve decided to bring along apricot for the ride.  Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20% is best)
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh thyme (you can substitute dry if you like)
  • 1/4 cup bleu cheese dressing
  • 2 tbs Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp worcesterchire

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.  Once the oil is heated, add in your onions, salt and pepper.  Cook for a few minutes and reduce heat to low.  Allow the onions to cook down about 15 – 20 mins, stirring occassionally.  Onions should be medium brown in color.

In a small bowl, add bleu cheese dressing, hot sauce and worcesterchire.  Mix to combine and set aside.

In a large bowl, add ground beef, apricot preserves, thyme, bleu cheese, salt and pepper.  Form mixture into 4 patties. 

Add the patties to the same pan you used to caramelize your onions.  Cook patties 4 – 5 minutes each side.

To serve, spread English muffins and/or hamburger buns with bleu cheese sauce, and top each burger with caramelized onions.