Blueberry Burgers

Recipe from Florence Henderson, National Honorary Chairperson & Co-host, Lifetime's Speaking of Women's Health.


Blueberry Burgers

The beauty of this hamburger is that it calls for self-expression. I got this recipe from my friend, Jay, who is a contemporary art collector willing to take a few chances with tradition!!! I love his art and his recipes. I think you will, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds freshly ground beef (chuck). Substitute any lean beef such as ground round or ground sirloin or even turkey.
  • 1 teaspoon Jane's Crazy Salt or salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Island "Hamburger Seasoning"
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion (a bit more if fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes (a bit more if fresh)
  • 1/4 cup milk (non-fat)
  • 3/4 cup blueberries

Preparation

  1. Place ground meat in a large bowl and gently break it up. Add all ingredients except blueberries. When incorporating the seasonings and milk, fold in gently with fingers.
  2. Add the blueberries, being careful not to mash or break the berries.
  3. Divide the meat into 8 burgers. When forming the patties, it is very important not to over-handle or press the meat - the less shaping and molding, the juicier the burger.
  4. Place the burgers on a hot charcoal grill. Never use the spatula to flatten the patties during the cooking and flip them only once. The grill flame should never touch the meat.
  5. Serve with your favorite buns and condiments.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 335 calories (does not include garnish or bun)
  • 21 g protein
  • 8 g carbohydrates
  • 24 g fat
  • 64% calories from fat (27% from saturated fat)
  • 44 mg calcium
  • 380 mg sodium