Anyway, busy times at work + moving + mourning/celebrating the North End to the best of my ability (lots of late night trips to Bova's, testing out last minute restaurants, etc.) led to a general feeling of grossness. So when it came time to cook dinner this past Sunday, I looked up some recipes I had flagged from Self magazine. Surprisingly enough, one of them was a recipe for burgers! A hangover-friendly recipe that is also healthy!? Cha-ching! They turned out very moist and actually quite refreshing and light-tasting for a burger. I liked the moistness from the sour cream as a healthier alternative to cheese.
Plus, check out my new iPhone photos!!! I am very excited to utilize my new best friend, err, phone, to the best of my ability for blogging-purposes. The quality is pretty good, no??
Rosemary & Sage Burgers with Chive Mayo and Apple Slaw
1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork (I omitted this and just used beef)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 whole-grain buns (I can never find whole grain hamburger buns. Thus, these are normal ones)
1 cup baby spinach leaves
Chive "mayo"1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 dashes each salt and pepper
Apple slaw3 green apples, peeled, cored and grated
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparations for burgersPreheat grill to medium high. Combine beef, rosemary, sage, and salt in a medium-sized bowl; form into 4 patties. Grill patties 4 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
In a small bowl, combine mayo ingredients.
For apple slaw
In a medium-sized bowl, combine slaw ingredients. (My apples turned brown really quickly. I'd probably up the lemon amount. I couldn't grate fast enough before they browned!)
Toast the buns and spread each top with mayo. Place burger on bun and top with slaw and several spinach leaves.
Dish Mom made a side of roasted sweet potatoes (heaven) on the side:
Will be blogging a lot this weekend! Get ready...