Friday, July 4, 2008
Clean Eating Recipe of the Week- Bison Burgers
What all-American man doesn't love to fire up the barbecue? There is something primitive and tough about hot coals, fire, and cooking outdoors. Trade greasy, heart-attack-on-a-plate burgers for these juicy, delicious and Clean bison burgers. Visit your local butcher to select the best ground bison.
Pair these burgers with whole-wheat or Ezekiel buns. Top the burgers with cut-up tomatoes, leafy greens, and hummus.
* 1 tbsp olive or safflower oil
* 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
* 2 egg whites
* 1/4 cup oat bran or oatmeal ground in a coffee grinder
* 1/4 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
* 1 tbsp molasses
* 1 tsp crumbled, dried oregano
* 1/2 tsp sea salt
* 1/2 tsp freshly ground, black pepper
* 1 lb ground bison
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Cook the onion until soft and golden. Set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together egg whites, oat bran or oatmeal, sweet potato, molasses, oregano, sea salt and pepper.
Stir in onions and bison. Mix the ingredients together with clean hands until just combined. This is real hands-on cooking. Take a handful of the meat and create a flat patty. You can get your family involved here too, so they can make patties that fit them. Just make sure they use clean hands.
If you would like to store the patties in the freezer to use later, wrap the patties individually in parchment paper. They can be stored for up to one month in the freezer.
NUTRIENTS PER PATTY
Protein: 22 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
Fat: 2 g
Courtesy of Clean Eating Magazine
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