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Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 3:18pm
Help!!

With Burger meat, I'm just making patties and cooking them up in a skillet, draining off fat.

My mom used to make them with bread crumbs and onions and egg mixed in.  That's one way.  Maybe using spelt bread or ezekiel...

Any and all suggestions on how to make these bland burgers better would be appreciated!!!



Posted by: shoulderblade, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 3:36pm; Reply: 1
Have you tried Ginger? I like onions and ginger together and mix in ground meat and an egg as an excuse for having it.

Also maybe a hot sort of pepper such as japaleno? Add in a little at first as a trial.
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 3:44pm; Reply: 2
Oh gosh, if you want a loaded burger, there are so many things you can add, look at your compliant spices, sea salt ,fresh ground pepper,curry powder, you could add minced garlic, onions, parsley, chopped ground walnuts, pecans or almonds,ground pumpkin seed, I like to add 1 egg or 2 egg whites to hold it together, whatever I choose to put in it. You can even put your greens in it, a dollop of goat cheese. anchovy paste, if you life it.   Also when forming if you push the center down a little when starting to cook, it will raise back up pretty even when finished.  and just think about what you can top it with or compliment it with on your plate, MMMM this is making me hungry, gotta go.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 3:45pm; Reply: 3
Can we O's have goat cheese?
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 6:20pm; Reply: 4
Secretors-yes...nonnies-no.   :'(

Debra :)
Posted by: koahiatamadl, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 9:00pm; Reply: 5
finely chopped peppers are nice, too
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 10:52pm; Reply: 6
Eggs, onions, chopped red bell peppers, and oatmeal. Eggs, onions, curry powder, and oatmeal. Make the patty with ground lamb and either of the previous two mixes or even turkey. Just try it and eat any mistakes.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 10:58pm; Reply: 7
We sometimes dust our beef in Spelt or Kamut Flour before frying with garlic and ginger.
Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 12:33am; Reply: 8
Try a blend of lean hamburger, ground lamb and/or ground turkey. Add in some chopped onion and garlic, grill to taste and dust with curry or cumin. Serve with greens and rice pilaf. You can also crumble the leftover cooked burgers up with some goat feta or cubed fresh mozzarella and serve hot with steamed broccoli.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Thursday, March 8, 2007, 12:54am; Reply: 9
I'm starved after reading all this!!!

thanks so much!!!
Posted by: Alia Vo, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 1:08am; Reply: 10
Perhaps try adding some flavorful, intense spices and flavorings such as soy sauce/tamari, parsley, fresh ginger, fresh onions, fresh garlic, lemongrass, fresh horseradish, tarragon.

Alia
Posted by: Schluggell, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 12:32pm; Reply: 11
You could also try some other "Patties" like Croquettes, substituting mashed Parsnip or Turnip instead of Potato.
Essentially mixing half Mash and half Mince together and forming into patties and dredged thru breadcrumbs.
Posted by: 1137 (Guest), Thursday, March 8, 2007, 4:48pm; Reply: 12
I like to dust the patty with garlic and paprika, like in blackened fish. Then while it's cooking, I like to pour on a bit of soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. Repeat when you turn. These are delicious.
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 5:28pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from helpertouch
I like to dust the patty with garlic and paprika, like in blackened fish. Then while it's cooking, I like to pour on a bit of soy sauce or teriyaki sauce. Repeat when you turn. These are delicious.


That's the way I used to cook hamburgers, back in the day...yum!
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Thursday, March 8, 2007, 6:25pm; Reply: 14
Anybody know of a good teriyaki sauce with no avoids for O's?
Posted by: BuzyBee, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 7:25pm; Reply: 15
Drea, you know turkey burgers are delious too. I cook the family beef and cook mine with ground turkey. Every once in a while I get the burger craving and fix a turkey burger which satisfies the craving. Ummmm
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 10:23pm; Reply: 16
I make turkey burgers with ground turkey, Ezekial bread crumbs, onion, garlic and other compliant spices.  Mix 'em up, make 'em flat and throw 'em on the grill.  Flip once (after about 5-10 min. - depends on whether there was any warm-up or not)...  

Sometimes I eat them without bread with greens and sweet potato or with big salad, etc...
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 10:27pm; Reply: 17
I haven't made turkey burgers for a while, though I do like them. Lately I've been making ground turkey into faux chile (no peppers for me *sniff*) using cumin, red onions, spinach, and turnip greens instead.
Posted by: Laura P, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 11:50pm; Reply: 18
oh Drea can you post that recipe
Posted by: Laura P, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 11:51pm; Reply: 19
I always put spinach or zucchini in my hamburgers/meatloaf, sometimes carrots, always onion/garlic, spices, sometimes celery
Posted by: Drea, Friday, March 9, 2007, 12:12am; Reply: 20
Quoted from lkpetrolino
oh Drea can you post that recipe


Faux (turkey) chile

Brown 1 lb of ground turkey meat, adding 1 chopped red onion about 2/3 of the way through. Add spices such as cumin, fresh chopped garlic, salt - whatever you have on hand and/or like, but the cumin is key - when the turkey has finished cooking add the chopped spinach (I used frozen tonight, but fresh is better) and/or turnip greens. Cook until the spinach/greens is/are wilted. Add approx. 2 tsp of lemon zest, and 1TBS of lemon or lime juice at the end. Enjoy.

If anyone else tries this, let me know if you liked it. I make it often, but I'm the only one in my household that eats it.
Posted by: Schluggell, Friday, March 9, 2007, 5:14pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from funkymuse
Anybody know of a good teriyaki sauce with no avoids for O's?


For the best flavour Teriyaki {Actually Yakitori} combine several sweeteners.
So in this case probably Molasses, and Glycerin or Agave Syrup.

As for the Soy Sauce the better subst. I can think of would probably be the Aminos.

Now for the tenderizeing bit of the marinade - as you can't use Vinegar or Wine.
You'd probably have to combine a little Lecithin and Papaya pulp.

The seasoning in general for the sauce is typically Garlic, Ginger Slices, and Chilli to taste.

So for say a "Whole Chicken" deskinned (or Equivalent amount of meat in strips or cubes):

Pour a Schlück of Molasses, Another good Schlück of Veg. Oil, ½ Whole Small Papaya {with seeds}, 1C of the other Sweetener, 2Tbsp of Lecithin {preferably the liquid}, ½C Aminos, 1-2 Tblsp Turmeric {preferably the fresh root minced fine} into a Blender and "whir it up".

Pour into a large Mixing Bowl, add 4-6 Garlic Cloves {sliced thin}, 2" piece of Ginger {sliced thin}, Chilli to taste, and the "Chicken Pieces". Marinate your usual way for at least 6 hours, 8-10 for MAX flavour.

Then Grill...
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, March 9, 2007, 5:17pm; Reply: 22
Wow! Schluggell!  :-)  
Posted by: Don, Saturday, March 10, 2007, 5:51pm; Reply: 23
Burger of the Future? Add Blueberries

Blueberry Hamburgers

When I first started the BTD I was able to buy cherry burgers at the local grocery store, but they stopped carrying them shortly after I found them.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, March 11, 2007, 3:11am; Reply: 24
Quoted from Schluggell


For the best flavour Teriyaki {Actually Yakitori} combine several sweeteners.
So in this case probably Molasses, and Glycerin or Agave Syrup.

As for the Soy Sauce the better subst. I can think of would probably be the Aminos.

Now for the tenderizeing bit of the marinade - as you can't use Vinegar or Wine.
You'd probably have to combine a little Lecithin and Papaya pulp.

The seasoning in general for the sauce is typically Garlic, Ginger Slices, and Chilli to taste.

So for say a "Whole Chicken" deskinned (or Equivalent amount of meat in strips or cubes):

Pour a Schlück of Molasses, Another good Schlück of Veg. Oil, ½ Whole Small Papaya {with seeds}, 1C of the other Sweetener, 2Tbsp of Lecithin {preferably the liquid}, ½C Aminos, 1-2 Tblsp Turmeric {preferably the fresh root minced fine} into a Blender and "whir it up".

Pour into a large Mixing Bowl, add 4-6 Garlic Cloves {sliced thin}, 2" piece of Ginger {sliced thin}, Chilli to taste, and the "Chicken Pieces". Marinate your usual way for at least 6 hours, 8-10 for MAX flavour.

Then Grill...


Thank you for sharing your Teriyaki concotion ideas.

Alia
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, March 11, 2007, 3:12am; Reply: 25
Quoted from outdoordrea


Faux (turkey) chile

Brown 1 lb of ground turkey meat, adding 1 chopped red onion about 2/3 of the way through. Add spices such as cumin, fresh chopped garlic, salt - whatever you have on hand and/or like, but the cumin is key - when the turkey has finished cooking add the chopped spinach (I used frozen tonight, but fresh is better) and/or turnip greens. Cook until the spinach/greens is/are wilted. Add approx. 2 tsp of lemon zest, and 1TBS of lemon or lime juice at the end. Enjoy.

If anyone else tries this, let me know if you liked it. I make it often, but I'm the only one in my household that eats it.



Thank you for sharing your (Faux) turkey chile.

Alia
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 1:47am; Reply: 26
Alright today I made up the following burgers and they are like meatloaf burgers!!! Absolutely delicious!!!! I had to have 1-1/2!  Instead of the usual 6 I used to squeeze out of 2 lbs, this made up a group of 8 nice sized patties.

2 lbs grass fed ground beef
Gluten free oats
1 chopped yellow onion
Kale
2 Eggs

Dredged them in Spelt flour and into the frying pan with olive oil.  Let them cook on low heat and brown up nicely.

Flavored them w/sea salt, garlic powder, and ground pepper.

By God.. they were absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

Thanks all!  These are going to be a staple in my house from now on and I'm going to try all the variations.  I can't wait to try the Blueberry burgers!

And what about prune powder!  That should be great to add as well.  Anyone know where you can get prune powder?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 12:41pm; Reply: 27
Ground turkey and dry cranberries are really good combo with lemon thyme- egg, oats and a bit of onion.

Posted by: accidental_chef, Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 1:04pm; Reply: 28
Roast separately in a bit of ghee a handful of cardamom, cinnamon (broken to small bits), aniseed, star aniseed, cumin & coriander seeds. Cool and coarsely grind individually (they all have different textures)along with a table spoon of turmeric powder in a coffee mill. Mix together & store in fridge in a bottle. Good antioxidants. I use this for my sweet potato wedges (from the recipe index). I'm sure it'll work well with meat, as these spices are meant to tendarize meat.
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 7:46pm; Reply: 29
just a nit pick...I guess we O's are not supposed to have cinnamon. (totally unfair)
But your mix sounds delish.
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