"The Better Burger" with Rosemary Baked Fries

My mom came over yesterday to visit with Kyla and I over lunch. She had dropped an awesome cookbook by the previous day called "The 10 things you need to eat." It has some really great healthy recipes. I was really in the mood for a burger and It just happened to have had a "better burger" recipe in it. They are made with lean ground beef and lentils. Broiling the burgers eliminates the need for any added fat, and the lentils make for a lighter texture without taking away from the flavor of the beef. The burgers turned out really good although they tend to fall apart.  The good thing about food is it's meant to be eaten, so nobody was too picky about the finger food burgers!

Better Burgers


3 Tb Olive oil
1 Medium red onion
1lb Lean ground beef
1 cup dried green lentils, cooked until very very soft
1 Large garlic clove
2 Tb Fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tsp Ketchup
1 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp Fresh ground pepper
6 burger buns, whole wheat


 Preheat the broiler to high with the rack about 6in from the heat element.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and translucent, about 7 min. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, cooked lentils, garlic, parsley, Worcestershire,ketchup, salt and pepper. Stri in the cooked onion.

Form 6 patties, about 4in in diameter and 1in thick, and place them on a foil-line baking sheet.

Broil the burgers until they reach the desired doneness, about 5min per side for medium.

Top with sliced avocado, sliced onion, sliced tomato, butter lettuce, cheese and any condiments of your choice.

Baked Rosemary Fries


4 Large Russett Potatoes
3 Tb Olive oil
2 Large Garlic Cloves
1 Tsp Minced rosemary
salt & pepper to taste


 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Scrub and wash the potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise, then cut each half into thirds. For really large potatoes you may need to cut into fourths.

Lay potatoes onto a baking sheet and combine all ingredients together. Make sure you lay the potatoes cut side down.

Bake for 25-30 min then flip and bake for another 20 min.

1 comment:

  1. The burger was really moist and flavorful. The fries, well, verrrry good. A lovely lunch to be sure. You're spoiling me :)


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