Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May is National Burger Month

Whether you prefer ground beef, turkey, chicken, salmon or vegan...there's a burger for everyone! It's time to fire up the grill and sink your teeth into some mouthwatering, flame broiled goodness.

Here are some great burger ideas... 

Rodeo Burgers
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 TBSP Rodeo Rub
Leslie's Smoky Burger & Rib Sauce

In a large bowl, combine ground beef and Rodeo Rub and mix only until incorporated. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, form into patties.  Grill burgers over medium-high heat, 5-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Serve on kaiser or bulkie rolls with Leslie's Smoky Burger & Rib Sauce.


Falafel Veggie Burgers
1 package Wildtree’s Own Falafel Mix
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup small diced red bell pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
2 TBSP Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
4 slices cheese (optional)

Prepare falafel according to package directions and add corn, beans, and red bell pepper. Form into four patties. Heat the grapeseed oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties until brown and crispy. If desired, place cheese on patty 1 minute before it is finished cooking. Place on hamburger bun and serve

Portobello Mushroom Burger

4 hamburger buns or sandwich rolls
4 portobello mushrooms
4 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise
4 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
1 serving Wildtree Basil Pesto 

Heat a well-oiled grill to medium-high heat. Brush Grapeseed oil on the mushrooms and zucchini and grill until slightly softened.  Lightly oil the insides of the buns or rolls and briefly place them on the grill to heat through and give them a light crunch. Prepare Basil Pesto as instructed on package and combine with cream cheese. Spread Basil Pesto/cream cheese mix on buns or rolls. Add the vegetables to the buns and cover with the tops.

Turkey Burger with Cheddar & Onion Spread
1 TBSP Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
4 fresh or frozen 1/3 pound turkey burgers
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
4 crusty rolls, split and toasted if desired
½ cup Wildtree Sweet Onion Spread
Romaine lettuce
Sliced tomatoes

Heat Grapeseed Oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add burgers and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side. Place a cheddar slice on each patty in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Place burgers on rolls, top with onion spread, and lettuce and tomato, if desired.

Tex Mex Sliders
1 pound ground beef, 85% lean
1 tablespoon Wildtree Hickory Smoked Grilling Grapeseed Oil
2 teaspoons Wildtree California Style Garlic Pepper Blend
4 slices cheddar cheese, halved
8 mini burger bun

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Hickory Oil and Garlic Pepper Blend. Mix well and form into 8 mini patties. Grill meat to desired doneness. Add the half slice of cheese and arrange on the buns. You can also top the burgers with Wildtree's Guacamole, Fiesta Salsa, baby arugula and red onion.

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