Let me start this post off by saying I PROMISE not to turn GreenLiteBites into a burger blog. I've just been so obsessed with my grill and burgers are my go to fun food in the summer.
That being said, I started thinking.. why do we always add flavor by adding things like cheese and bacon on top of the burger? Don't get me wrong I love a juicy bacon cheese burger but can we up the flavor of a burger without adding so many fat and calories?
Normally I leave beef burgers alone but I just happen to have some leftover lean ground beef in the fridge. It was time to experiment!
Before I get into the idea let me introduce you to my Herb Garden. I've added it since doing my garden post.
I've got mint, rosemary, thyme, basil and cilantro. All my favorites!
Here's what I did…
- 3 oz lean ground beef
- 1 small sprig of rosemary
- 4-5 sprigs of thyme
- 10 basil leaves
- 1 slice of onion
- 3 small garlic cloves
Small confession.. I don't know the proper way to list herbs. Do you list it by teaspoon? Leaf? What's the norm. How do you normally see it listed in recipe books? Just curious.
Anyway, here's a visual of all the ingredients. Hope it helps…
Chop the onion and garlic and then mince in the herbs. Here's what it looked like when I was done..
Work the herb onion mixture into the 3 oz of beef. It's going to seem like too much but it will incorporate. Here's a side by side shot of my 3 oz herb-alicious burger and the husband's 5 oz plain burger.
They are almost the same size with my flavorful additions!
Grill your burger about 4-5 minutes a side over medium heat (or whatever your preferred burger doneness is)
Seriously.. YUM! The herbs and onion added a WONDERFUL flavor! I will totally be doing this again, for myself that is, because as we know the husband is BORING! 😉
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|1||the burger NO bun|
|160||8g||0g||old: 4||new: 4|