Healthy Living Recipes
Deb Morgan: It’s summer, so let’s boil up some fresh corn on the cob, slice open the watermelon, and grill (or bake) up some burgers! Here are two great burger recipes, one vegan and one made with organic turkey. Whip up a batch of each and invite your friends over to share a great meal.
Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey BurgersMakes four burgers.
1 pound organic ground turkey meat
¼ cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
Pinch black pepper
Soak sun-dried tomatoes in the olive oil until soft. Drain excess olive oil and save to use for another meal (in a salad or stir-fry). Slice tomatoes into thin strips. Combine ground turkey with rest of ingredients and form into patties. Grill, pan sear, or bake in the oven until done throughout. Enjoy any way you like them.
Black Bean BurgersMakes four burgers.
1 12-ounce can organic black beans
¾ cup cooked rice
½ cup rolled oats
½-1 red pepper, diced
3-4 scallions, sliced thin
2 tablespoons fresh basil, sliced thin
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ tablespoon salt
Drain beans well. Combine half of the beans and rice in a food processor and grind until rice and beans are broken up. Combine with rest of ingredients. Using wet hands, form into patties. Bake on an oiled baking tray for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until nice and brown on top and firm to the touch. Please don’t try cooking these on a grill as they will stick; they work best in the oven.
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