What a nice meal. So tasty and healthy at the same time. To eat healthy, we do not need to sacrifice our desire to eat these kinds of meals. A burger? Yes, of course but this way. None of these ingredients will kill me, make me fat or unhealthy, smile. This recipe will take a bit more time to make but trust me, it is so worthy!
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $11.65 or $5.83 per burger serving
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
Ingredients for the Burgers
1 large eggplant, rinsed and sliced in 1” pieces ($1.75)
½ lb. 99% fat free ground turkey ($2.50)
3 tbsp. Angie’s Basting Olive Oil (1 to season, 1 to sauté the burgers, 1+ to sauté eggplant) ($1.20)
1 tbsp. Roasted garlic and herbs (.10)
1 tsp. Paprika (.10)
1 ½ tsp. Turmeric (.10)
Ingredients for the Filling and Sides
1 tomato sliced (.50)
2 c. baby spinach ($1.50)
½ large onion, peeled, sliced and sauté in 1 tsp. basting oil (.40)
1 tsp. Angie’s Basting Olive Oil (.40)
2 c. broccoli florets ($1.75)
1 tsp. Roasted garlic and herbs (.10)
1 avocado ($1.25)
Rinse, pat dry, slice the eggplant in 1” rounds, salt briefly to allow to sweat, rinse and pat dry again.
Meantime, prepare the burgers with the ingredients listed, (except the eggplant). Refrigerate.
Prep the ingredients for the fillings and sides, set aside.
Brown the onions. Also, boil the broccoli briefly until bright green. Drain, and sauté in the onions skillet.
Cook the eggplant wheels until tender and golden brown. (they are your bread, smile).
Cook the burgers until golden brown, then add the tomato slices briefly.
Slice the avocado and start plating.
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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