Monday, October 26, 2009

Better Burger with Green Olives

This is another one by Ellie Krieger. It was terrific!!! I thought it was better then a regular burger! The fresh parsley really makes a differnce! I was surprised at how easy it was to mix together and how well it held together, too- and so much less grease! I just grilled it up on my George Foreman Grill, but you can fried it up in a pan too. This is definitely one I will make again! It was a hit with all of us!

Better Burger with Green Olives
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef (at least 90 percent lean)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted green olives (2 ounces) (I don't care for green olives, so as you can see, I used black. They were delicious.)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • I also added a pinch of salt and hamburger seasoning

Combine the turkey or beef, olives, parsley, cumin, and pepper in a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated. Shape into 4 burgers.

Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over a medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Serving suggestion: Serve on whole-wheat buns, garnished with slices of tomato and lettuce, with ketchup and mustard on the side.

Serving size 1 burger

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Keri said...

Sounds yummy! Can I make a request? Can you put a search bar on your blog. I come here frequently but sometimes what I'm looking for isn't in one of your categories.

The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan said...

Totally- tell me how and I'll do it! :) You are just so techno-savvy!