Deconstructed Cheeseburger Recipe
Who doesn’t love a good burger? I know I do, but I tend to shy away a bit because of the carbs and fat and so on. However, here in the world of kids belts (Florida) it feels like spring and all I want to do is grill. With that in mind, I decided to take a different approach on burgers. In order to do that, I reached out to my local culinary expert (also known as our Marketing Manager, Jen, notice the title change?) .
She decided to deconstruct the burger, use a beef and turkey blend and toss the bun.
8oz Lean Ground Beef
8oz Lean Ground Turkey
1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
Garlic Powder, Seasoned Salt & Pepper to taste
3/4 Cup Sliced Sweet Peppers
3/4 Cup Sliced Onions
1/2 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Head of Iceberg Lettuce (or a bed of romaine)
Ketchup & Mustard
Fire up the grill. While it’s warming up, mix the lean ground beef, ground turkey and chopped onions together. Form the burger mixture into 4 oz patties and season them with garlic powder and seasoned salt. When the burgers are almost done top them with a little cheese. In small pan I sautéed onions, mushrooms and bell peppers in coconut oil.
I took a head of iceberg lettuce and quartered it. I took out some of the bulk of the lettuce to make it more manageable. Then added sliced tomatoes & pickles. I put the burger on top and added the pepper and onion mix and a little mustard.
They turned out really good! For the kiddos, I made a quesadilla burger with the cheeseburger and peppers and onions. They were thrilled with that because it was a twist on their normal quesadilla!
Do you think you’ll try this out? Why not? It totally filled the hamburger craving without any of the guilt. Happy grilling season! (Hopefully all you guys up north get to grilling season soon…)