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.
Recipe from Florence Henderson, National Honorary Chairperson & Co-host, Lifetime's Speaking of Women's Health.
- 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
- 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.
- Add the blueberries, being careful not to mash or break the berries.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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