Yep, a burger! Why not? I love everything that goes into the salad, why not turn it into a burger. For some folks, especially the ones at my house, burgers are more fun to eat than a salad. So take all of the ingredients and turn it into a burger. Wrap the burger in a big romaine lettuce leaf and top it off with avocado, tomato and bacon. I forgot to grab a tomato at the grocery store so I used some salsa and I had romaine hearts, which was not as big a leaf as I would have preferred. Whatever way you do it, have fun. I have to say that this was so delicious, messy to eat, but delicious. Fast, low cost, gluten free and dairy free meals are my favorite! This meal took me less than 30 minutes from the time I pulled everything out of the refrigerator until I was sitting down eating.
You know that great sounding Avocado Mayo that Ali from Whole Life Nutrition shared with us on Friday Foodie Fix-Avocado, would be great on these burgers too.
So, what other fun salads are we going to turn into burgers keeping them gluten free and dairy free. If you are free to eat both of those well you can add a lot more salad to burgers onto your list. What would be on your list?
1 pound organic ground turkey or chicken breast
½ pound organic ground pork
1 organic egg beaten
¼ red onion diced
½ -1 tsp minced garlic
1-2 tsp Boquet Garni – savory, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, dill weed, marjoram, sage, and tarragon
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Course Sea Salt
½ tsp Cracked black pepper
Haas Avocado slices
Tomato slices or salsa
Romaine lettuce leaves
Cooked Uncured Organic Bacon Slices
Organic virgin coconut oil OVCO
Mix the ground meats, diced onion, egg, and seasonings together. Form into patties and place into a preheated pan with oil. I have taken a liking to the mini burgers so I used the medium scoop again, approximately 2 TBS. Cook until starting to brown and turn over. Cook through. Press on patties to see if they are firm and done.
Serve on lettuce leaf topped with tomato, avocado and bacon. Or add that Avocado Mayo!
Head over to The Gluten Free Homemaker for more gluten free dinner ideas with her What’s For Dinner Wednesday blog carnival.