I am not sure where the entire summer has gone, but wow! It’s almost over! Lately I have been juggling school, work, kids, and cooking and basically trying to keep everything…well let’s say pretty much together. If you stay at home with the kids in the summer, you probably feel my pain right about now. Mine are bored and they are driving each other crazy!! However, when it comes to meal time, we still sit down, visit and get along, (for the most part):)
Speaking of dinner, that’s what I wanted to share today. Ever since we’ve eliminated quite a few things from our diets, dinner has been quite a challenge, but every once in a while something comes along that everyone loves. For my kids, it’s been turkey burgers. OK, I should say turkey/pork burgers, but they don’t have to know that, (I like to keep some of my ingredients a secret from the family). I usually wing it when it comes to making burgers so tonight when I “wung it”, things turned out fabulous!!
My secret ingredient from tonight’s burgers, (because it’s never the same), is Herbamare Original. I first saw it at Homesteader Health when they were giving out free samples. I have to admit, I never used it. When I saw it in Costco, I checked out the ingredients and figured we should give it a try. This stuff’s awesome! It’s certified organic, no MSG and is basically sea salt infused with herbs and vegetables. The exact ingredients:
Sea salt, celery, leek, cress, onion, chives, parsley, lovage, garlic, basil, majoram, rosemary, thyme and kelp, (all organic)
- 3 small packages of ground turkey, (free range if you can find it)
- 1 small package of ground pork, (I usually buy mine at Safeway)
- 3 eggs, (or 3 servings of Ener-G egg replacer if you do not use eggs, mix 3 tsp replacer with 6 tbsp water)
- 2 Tbsp Herbamare Original
- 1 Cup of finely ground gluten free oatmeal, (I use my dry goods container and blend with my Vitamix)
- Mix all the ingredients by hand in a large bowl, form patties and place in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes. I always stack my patties with parchment paper lined between them so they don’t stick. I cooked our burgers on the BBQ. I honestly can’t say how long, because I just watch them and only turn them once, (maybe about 7 minutes each side...maybe a little more). I never poke to see if they’re done because all the juices come out and your burgers end up being dry.
- Slice tomatoes, sweet onions, pickles, lettuce
- Homemade baked potato fries
- Leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes with lemon juice, olive oil and S&P
- So, I hope you try this recipe. It’s simple, but it’s awesome!! I think the pork makes the patties a little more moist, and the combination of the herbs makes them extremely tasty!!