Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Gourmet Burgers

As the weather warms again it will be time to heat up those grills… and I can’t wait!  I started making these scrumptious burgers last summer in an effort to incorporate more veggies into my diet.  Who says healthy can’t be tasty?  These burgers ended up being a summer staple for any camping trips and many a beach barbecue.  Very easy to make and oh, so yummy.

What you need:

  • 2 lbs of organic, grass-fed, ground beef (it’s worth it and makes such a difference in taste!)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion – finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – finely chopped
  • 1/2 head of cilantro – finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño – finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic – pressed
  • 3 crimini mushrooms – finely chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 roma tomato – sliced
  • 1 avocado – sliced

What you do:

Set aside tomato and avocado.  Combine all other ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Form mixture into patties.

Start your grill (doesn’t matter if it’s gas or charcoal) and let heat up for about 10 minutes or until coals are hot.  Place patties on grill and close lid.  Cook until the meat is browned on the sides, about 7 minutes.  Flip burgers and let cook thoroughly.  Remove and serve with a slice of tomato and avocado.  Can sandwich these with your favorite burger buns or if you’re gluten-free like me – eat them just like this!

(Sorry the photo turned out so blurry)


9 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Gourmet Burgers

  1. Cheryl Townsley
    April 17, 2012

    Those look amazing! Makes me hungry right now!

    • Audrey
      April 17, 2012

      Already have dinner plans? 🙂

  2. whatimeant2say
    April 17, 2012


    • Audrey
      April 17, 2012

      Wonderbutt would be all over these!

  3. BrainRants
    April 17, 2012

    Dear Audrey: Please email me five of these in one month. Thank you… Rants.

    • Audrey
      April 17, 2012

      You mean for while you’re in Afghanistan? I’ll see what I can do…

  4. captainariel
    April 17, 2012

    Wow. Sounds awesome and different 🙂

  5. Pingback: First Camping Trip of the Season! « Dangerously Daydreaming

  6. Pingback: Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken Cordon Bleu | Dangerously Daydreaming

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 17, 2012 by in Food, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: