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Recipe of the Week

Posted by Katie on 2006-04-17 08:44:49
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Okay, so this isn't really so alternative, but it may be something you don't often think of making.

According to Miguel these are the most delicious burgers I've ever made, and in my opinion I can make some pretty delicious burgers.

Burgers......using ground chicken!!!!

So, ostensibly this is a healthier option than using ground beef. As you will see, I de-healthified it a bit, but overall I think they were still okay for you.

Ingredients
Package of ground chicken (approx. 450 g)
1 onion, chopped
3 strips of bacon, chopped (optional....mine was maple bacon)
Various sauces (e.g., ketchup, any flavour bbq sauce, apricot grilling glaze*.......basically whatever is in your fridge and is yummy)
1 egg
1 handful of breadcrumbs
1.5 tsp of dried sage
2 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper

*what I used

Toppings
I happened to have a pineapple salsa in my fridge, but anything would be good. I wanted to try something a little bit different since it was a chicken burger, but regular old ketchup and relish would be fine too.

Directions

Cook the bacon and onions (regular) in a frying pan until most of the fat is rendered and the onions are starting to caramelize. Pour off the fat.

Put into a large bowl the ground chicken, bacon and onions and green onions. Sprinkle on top the breadcrumbs, sage and salt and pepper. Add a good squirt of your sauce (I would estimate about 1/3 of a cup). Break your egg over top.

Now start mixing! I always use my hands, but if you're squemish I suppose you could use a spoon. Either way, make sure you wash your hands well before and after. You don't want to over mix as apparently that can make the meat toughen up, so just mix to incorporate all of the ingredients evenly.

Form the mixture into patties. I think some people own little patty shapers, but I just make a ball of the mixture and then flatten it out a bit. Easy!

Light up the bbq, grill and enjoy.

This is another one of those recipes that I basically just added things that I had in my fridge. For instance, if I didn't have bacon, that would be perfectly fine. Or I could have added some chopped garlic. The possibilities are endless. Maybe some chopped dried apricots would have been interesting?? I'll have to try that some time.

If I was using beef instead of chicken, I would keep all the ingredients the same except for the sage. I would probably substitute that with chili powder or oregano. Or both!
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