Friday, July 17, 2009
Recipe of the week: These California Burgers are so dee-lish!
1 ½ lb Lean ground beef or turkey
¼ cup Soy sauce
1 Tbsp Horseradish (can also do half mayo half horseradish)
1 clove Garlic, finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
1 ½ tsp Fresh lime juice
½ tsp Sesame oil
1 good pinch Freshly ground black pepper (or more to taste)
4 -6 slices Havarti cheese
Guacamole, your favorite store bought or homemade
Alfalfa Sprouts (or Bibb Lettuce can be substituted)
1 small Cucumber, cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
4 - 6 French Hamburger Buns
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce, horseradish cream, garlic, lime juice, sesame oil and pepper. Add ground turkey or beef and mix together just until combined and seasonings are dispersed well through meat. Be careful not to over work or burgers could get tough.
Divide meat mixture into four 1/3 lb burgers or six ¼ lb burgers. Meat should be soft. It works well to put patties on a sheet of parchment to transfer easily to grill.
Preheat grill (barbecue or grill pan). Place patties on hot grill and cook until good and brown on bottom, about 4 - 5 minutes. Carefully flip and place cheese on cooked side. Cook until bottom is nicely brown and color on sides are no longer pink, about 3 - 4 minutes..
Remove from grill and allow to rest a couple of minutes. Place bun halves interior side down on grill and toast for just a minute. Remove to serving plates. Spread guacamole on each top bun. Place burger on each bottom bun then place cucumber ribbons and sprouts on top of patties.
Serve with fresh tropical fruit salad and/or sweet potato fries.
Makes 4 - 6 burgers