Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hamburgers again! I guess it's summer!

We had some friends over tonight, I wanted to make some yummy burgers. I was out watering our basil and think about how we needed to use it.
Then I started craving mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes together. Yummy!!! (It helped that my friend Jaime made the best couscous that had all of this in it!) Then I decided to try making a hamburger with all of that stuff. I was a little scared that it would taste terrible, but it turned out pretty good. In the end it reminded me of a bruschetta hamburger, so that is what we will call it.
Here is what I did:

About 4 1/2 lbs of hamburger (15% fat)
4 Scallions chopped finely
1/2 cup of chopped basil (lightly packed)
about 2 cups of chopped mozzarella (I thought it would be too much, because it looked like a ton, but it tasted great and was fine once it was cooked. Add less if you want.)
3 Tbls grounded Flaxseed (Just for the heck of it, you don't need it.)
1 egg
Salt (I almost forgot this, which is why my meats sometimes don't taste as good. HA!)

I made it into patties and we grilled them. Then we put a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese on top with tomato and basil. We toasted some bread that had been brushed with olive oil for the buns.

I thought they turned out great and its always fun to have a new way of doing hamburgers. I only ate one, but wanted more. I however was too full from the yummy potato salad that Valerie made and the fruit that Rachel put together. Thanks girls! It was a great meal!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I want to try those burgers with bacon bits and sharp cheese! Thanks for the great food!