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Elly Says Opa! is one of my favorite blogs.  Her food always looks fabulous and whenever I make a recipe it’s always brilliant!  Today’s recipe is no exception.  These chicken taco burgers were delicious!


INGREDIENTS
1lb. Ground chicken
1/3C. Scallions, sliced
1.5t. Chili powder
3/4t. Cumin
1/2t. Oregano
1/2t. Paprika
1/8t. Cayenne
1/2t. Salt
2T. Parsley, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, pressed
2T. Cornmeal
Buns and your favorite toppings (we used romaine lettuce and Sriracha mayo)

DIRECTIONS
Lightly mix together all ingredients (through cornmeal).   Form into 4 patties.

Grill or pan-fry the burgers until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per side.  Place on buns and serve with your favorite toppings.

Husband Rating – 3 out of 5 – “Just OK.  Bella loved them, though”

NOTE: I finally have a break from school, so H and I are headed back to Amsterdam!  I’ll be away for a week or so, but never fear, I will return with gorgeous pictures of tulips!

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I’ve never had a chicken burger before.  I tried chicken sausage once or twice, but wasn’t really impressed.  But, when I saw this recipe on Erin’s Food Files (originally from Elly Says Opa), and its drool-worthy photo, I figured I should give ground chicken another go and added these chicken parmesan burgers to our weekly menu.

These burgers are ridiculously good!  I can’t even put into words how awesome these are…seriously.  Go make these burgers now.  You absolutely will not regret it!

INGREDIENTS
Burgers
1t. Olive Oil
1lb. Ground chicken
1/4C. Grated parmesan cheese
1/4C. Bread crumbs
2t. Italian seasoning
1/4C. Chopped flatleaf parsley
1 Clove garlic, finely minced or pressed (I used two, mine were small)
1 Shallot, finely diced
Salt and Pepper

Toppings
1/2C. Pasta sauce
4 Slices mozzarella or provolone (I used regular mozzarella, Christopher used shredded soy mozzarella cheese)
4 Buns (toasted and brushed with a little garlic butter, if you like)

DIRECTIONS
In a small saucepan warm 1t. olive oil.  Add shallot and cook lightly over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Add garlic and cook an additional minute.  Set aside to cool slightly. (This step was my addition…I was afraid the raw shallot flavor would be too harsh, so I decided to cook them first – so glad I did!)

Mix together all the ingredients for the burgers.  Form into 4 patties.

Preheat & spray the broiler with a little oil (or use the grill, or a pan).  Broil the burgers for about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for 4 minutes more.

Top each burger with 2T. pasta sauce and a slice of cheese.  Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds, until cheese in melted.

Husband Rating – 5 out of 5 – “These are bananas”
Chef’s note – Bananas = Good!

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Spinach Florentine Burgers

As per a suggestion from my May08 friend, Rachael, tonight I made my own version of Rachael Ray’s Florentine Dream Burgers.  Her recipe called for a gooey cheese sauce, but since I still can’t find a good soy ricotta, I opted to just make the burgers and top with shredded soy cheese.  See the original recipe here.

I thought these were quite good.  The spinach kept them very moist.  Hubs thought we could do with about half the amount of spinach.  Either way, they are definitely worth trying.

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INGREDIENTS:
1lb. Lean Ground Beef
1 box Frozen Spinach (thawed and wrung dry)
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 Small Yellow Onion
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cheese of your choice

DIRECTIONS:
Place a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add a small amount of olive oil.

Add the onion and garlic to the pan, and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes.  Move the veggies out into a large mixing bowl, add the spinach and toss to combine.

100_2016Add the ground beef, salt and pepper.  Mix thoroughly.  Form into 4 equal patties.

Add to hot skillet and cook until desired doneness is achieved – about 5 min. each side for med-well.  During the last minute, add cheese and melt.

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