I picked up some grass-fed ground meat at Byerly's and found a recipe that uses rice and green pepper in the mixture. What a way to get Ron to eat vegetables! Dice them up into tiny pieces and mix it with a "healthy" red meat! I used a wild rice instead of white and I think it added a fantastic nutty texture to the burgers.
I also made the burgers with some corn on the cob (made on the stove) and some sweet potato wedges. The wedges were pretty mushy (not like crunchy fries) but I loved them like this. I've had some sweet potatoes to use and this was a great way to add to our burgers. I really enjoyed the sauce that went with the burger, but I actually loved it on the sweet potatoes. You can't really tell what the burger looks like, but just use your imagine. It looks like a burger. With stuff in it.
Taste of Home
Yield: 4 servings
- For Burgers:
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup cooked rice
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- dash pepper
- For BBQ Sauce:
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tbsp chili sauce
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- In a bowl, combine the ingredients to make the burgers; mix well.
- Shape into 4 - 6 oval patties.
- Grill over hot heat until meat reaches desired doneness.
- For Sauce, combing sauce ingredients in a saucepan; simmer for 15 minutes.
Rainy Day Gal
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut 3 sweet potatoes (washed and dried) in half width-wise and then each half into 8 wedges.
- Place wedges in a large bowl.
- Drizzle w/ about 1 tbsp olive oil and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle on 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 2 tbsp dry minced onion; toss to ensure an even coating on the wedges.
- Place wedges on a baking sheet (don't crowd) and bake for 20-25 minutes until crisped and golden.
- Top with 1 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley and serve.