It's waaaay too hot where i'm at in California, so there's no way i'm interested in going outdoors for a BBQ in this 108 degree weather. But since 4th of July is quickly upon us (tomorrow) I figured it was the appropriate time to debut one of my F A V O R I T E slider recipes.
Unfortunately, i'll be spending the bulk of my 4th of July sipping on almond milk cappuccinos at a local coffee shop and studying my fabulous physiology notes for an exam on Monday (yikes!) Yes, you understood right, i'm taking summer school. Only 4 more weeks though, which is probably the greatest news of all time! This is close to the hardest class i've taken, and to condense it down from a 10 week course to a ~6 week course, well that's just madness.
I also should probably be studying, but I just had to share this recipe, before the 4th tomorrow!
Definitely a menu item to add to your BBQ plans tomorrow. Best part? They can be made ahead of time, as in, tonight!
8 oz. lean ground turkey
1/2 tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground mustard
1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 c. coconut flour
1 lg. sweet potato, baked, mashed
1/2 banana, peeled, mashed
3 egg whites
1/3 c. coconut oil, melted
2 tbs. coconut milk, unflavored, unsweetened
1/3 c. flax meal
1/4 c. coconut flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Shredded coconut for garnish
Yields ~ 4 burgers (I ate one before photos were taken, haha)
Preheat oven to 375 deg (F).
Burgers: Mix together ingredients and scoop up about 2 oz. of meat and roll into patties. I pan-fried mine using Coconut Oil Spray (from Trader Joes). They can also be baked, or grilled on a stove-top grill pan.
Buns: Mix together sweet potato, banana, egg whites, coconut oil and milk. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (except shredded coconut). Slowly add dry ingredients to your potato mix. Scoop 4 servings into a silicon liners, top with shredded coconut and pop in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Pull out "muffins" and when cooled cut in half.
I added some baby spinach leaves for color, and they tasted really great. The banana adds a slight "sweet flavor" but then the red pepper flakes in the burger add that "kick". It's fantastic!!
Man... I really want some now...
Have a safe and fun July 4th!!