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

  • 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