Saturday, February 18, 2012

Good and good for you!

   What am I saying? The title should be: "Delicious and good for you"! Me and Justin love burgers, but we try to avoid junk food in our house (well, at least most of the time!) so we always make our own burgers from the good quality lean meat and with lots of fresh veggies! It's funny how men and women have different definition of "veggies"! I have to make sure Justin puts his lettuce and tomato on the bun because otherwise he swears that two spoons of ketchup is like two servings of veggies! I love traditional beef burgers but my absolute favorite is a turkey, feta, and cilantro burger! So flavorful, so healthy, and if you use whole wheat bun, it's absolutely guilt free. Oh, and you know it's fast and easy too, right? What you need is:

*  1 lb lean ground turkey
*  1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
*  1 cup chopped cilantro
*  salt and pepper

*  burger buns
*  lettuce
*  tomato
*  onion
*  black olives

   Mix meat with feta cheese, cilantro, and spices but remember that feta is salty so you don't want to over season it. Form four "generous" patties and grill for about 8-10 minutes (4-5 minutes on each side) until the middle is no longer pink and juices come out clear. Remember it's not beef so it has to be cooked all the way. That's pretty much it, you are ready to stack your burger. It's really tasty when served with olives so make sure you try it this way unless you don't like them.

   Do you see this chunk of feta hanging out from the side of it? Man, I love feta! And about the Fritos on the side... I said we don't eat junk food "most of the time"!


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