Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Veggie Burger

I once made my world famous turkey burgers for a guy on our second date. He was so impressed he had one and a half burgers! He told me later that he hated my turkey burgers. He had another because he thought it would be a dead giveaway if he said he liked them but didn't ask for "seconds" Oy. It wasn't so much that he hated MY turkey burgers as that he objected to the concept of turkey burgers. For him a burger is beef. Period. I beg to differ. I really like the entire concept of the burger: so like a sandwich - my favorite thing in THE world - yet so different. There is nothing really like that warm, dense and chewy patty with a hint of charcoal; the substantial bun that can stand up to serious toppings. Why forego the whole experience just to trim some major calories? Instead I give you the ultimate Veggie Burger. I prefer the Boca brand "Flame Grilled" variety. They do the grilling so I get that great char flavor but I only have to pan fry them, in a drop of olive oil. From there dress up your "burger" just as you would the beefy version. To keep it healthy I plop my patty on an Alvarado Street Bakery's Sprouted Wheat Burger Bun and top with red onion, a generous amount of avocado and a dollop of salsa. For just around 400 calories, you have a very satisfying meal, al fresco if you like. Try that on sliced bread!

1 comment:

  1. Here here... Turkey, soy, black bean, portabello all make great burgers! If you say it is good I will try it!