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Asian-Style Mushroom Burgers

Image by lieblingsburger from Pixabay

These Asian-inspired burgers are great all by themselves. The other hand you can also serve them on buns along with the traditional garnishes. You may want to add a bottle of soy sauce and some fresh beans sprouts to your standard selection of toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs (450-675 g) ground beef, preferably chuck
  • 6-8 dried shiitake or black mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion (spring onion), green and white parts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
  • 3 Tbs (45 ml) soy sauce
  • Only 1 Tbs (15 ml) sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs (15 ml) chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Chinese five-spice powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Steps

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • Form gently into 4 to 6 patties and grill over hot coals, pan-fry, or broil until cooked through, turning once halfway through cooking.
  • Serves 4 to 6.

Reproduced by permission of Worldwide Recipes.

Avocado Sandwiches

Image by Aline Ponce from Pixabay

This was my favorite sandwich as a kid, and my mother would put it in my lunch box as a special treat. If I had been particularly a good boy that she would add a slice of bacon.

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
  • Hot sauce to taste (optional)
  • 4 slices white or whole wheat bread
  • 2 slices meat, fried crisp (optional)

Steps

  • In a small bowl mash the avocado along with the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and optional hot sauce.
  • mixture should still have avocado lumps.
  • Spread on 2 slices of bread and top with crisp bacon if desired.
  • Top with the remaining bread.
  • Makes 2 sandwiches.

Reproduced by permission of Worldwide Recipes.

Curried Turkey Burgers

Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash

You can substitute ground beef, pork, or lamb for the turkey in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs (15 ml) curry powder
  • 8 oz (225 g) ground turkey
  • 2 Tbs (30 ml) plain yogurt
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs (30 ml) sesame seeds
  • 2 sesame or hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves, arugula, or watercress for garnish

Steps

  • Heat half the oil in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the onion until tender. But not brown about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the curry powder and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Mix the curry mixture with the ground turkey, yogurt, salt, and pepper.
  • Form into 2 patties and coat with the sesame seeds.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the burgers. These are until cooked through 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Serve on toasted rolls with greens.
  • Serves 2.

Reproduced by permission of Worldwide Recipes.

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