Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Week Two: Cooking/Recipe Club

(Updated 7pm 7/16)
Week two is a turkey burger. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tony was home for the day waiting on a package, and so we made these burgers for lunch! It is nice to have a homemade hot lunch on a Wednesday. Along with the burgers, I made a white bean salad. Recipe to follow the burgers.

Likes: The turkey burgers had a lot of flavor and were not dry (I refuse to even type the m-word).
Dislikes: I am not a fan of parsley! I don't know why, but it just takes over the whole taste of recipes for me. So the parsley, although gave a great color and look to the burger, it overpowered what I wanted to taste most...the FETA. I even added EXTRA feta!

Maria Menounos' Mykonos Burger

Prep: 12 minutes; Cook: 11 minutes.

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 pound lean ground turkey
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 3/4 ounces crumbled feta cheese ** more like 1/3 cup **
4 (1/4-inch thick) slices red onion **white biggie**And I added 2T roasted red pepper, diced
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

1. In a medium bowl, mix first 8 ingredients (through feta). Use an ice cream scoop or 1/2-cup measure to make equal-size patties.
2. Broil for 5–6 minutes on each side or until done.

3. Place burger on bottom half of bun. Top with onion slices and a Dijon-and-ketchup mixture (a trick for cutting sugar from your diet), if desired; garnish with parsley, if desired. Cover with top half of bun.

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 253; FAT 9g (sat 3g,mono 1g,poly 1g); CHOLESTEROL 61mg; CALCIUM 99mg; CARBOHYDRATE 21g; SODIUM 514mg; PROTEIN 22g; FIBER 3g; IRON 3mg

White Bean Salad
1 can of white beans, rinsed
two handfuls of halved grape tomatoes
1/4 diced white onion
1 diced red bell pepper
1 cup corn
1/4 cup chopped parsley
garlic salt
Greek Seasoning
2T red wine vinegar


Brooke said...

So what did you think, like or no?

Kristy said...

Blog is updated now. Initially I wanted to just get the pic and recipe up.