If you know my husband, then you know that there are two foods he loves: Caesar salad and hamburgers. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy and needless to say, doesn’t share my passion for trying everything new and exciting in the world of food. So to make him happy and to put my marriage on a less jittery footing, I combined the Caesar with the burger.
- 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 c freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 T each anchovy paste, Worcestershire, lemon juice
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 scallions, minced
- 1/4 c breadcrumbs
- 1 t Herbamare salt
- 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 buns, halved
- garnish: lettuce, tomato, thinly sliced onion, crispy bacon
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for bun and garnish. Shape into 5 patties. Broil or grill burgers and serve on toasted buns with garnish and Skinny Oven Sweet Potato Fries.
Skinny Oven Sweet Potato Fries
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/3-inch thick stick shape
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 t each paprika, sumac
- 1 T Herbamare sea salt
Preheat oven to 420F. In a large baking pan, coat fries in all ingredients, mixing well, then spread in a single layer. Roast or bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
- Thanks to my gourmet chef sister Julia for helping me to bump up the flavour in these Caesar Burgers.
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- Why should you use Herbamare instead of salt? Besides tasting great, it’s loaded with herbs and vegetables, including celery, leek, cress, onion, chives, parsley, lovage, garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and kelp. It comes in original, sodium free and zesty – with a touch of red pepper and horseradish. Check out all the Herbamare hoopla @AVogel_ca and “How do you #Herbamare?” And if you want to sample some, let me know in the comments below.