Quesadilla Burgers

Quesadilla Burgers

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 8 Small corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef, garlic, jalapeño, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Divide mixture into four large, thin patties.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
  4. Set burgers aside, covered to keep warm, and wipe skillet clean. In same skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Add one tortilla and top with cheese.
  5. Once cheese has melted and tortilla is browned, remove tortilla from pan and repeat with second tortilla.
  6. Once second tortilla is almost browned, place burger in center along with pico de galo and cilantro. Top with the first tortilla. Remove from pan and serve hot.
  7. Repeat for remaining ingredients and burgers.

Notes

Additional Topping Ideas: Avocado, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Tomato, Black Beans, Corn, Salsa

http://celebratemore.com/home/quesadilla-burgers/

The Blend

Amy

I love summers up here in the Midwest because of the weather and of course the food! Today we are featuring a couple recipes for The Blend, which is perfect timing for grilling over the 4th of July!

What is The Blend you ask!? Well, it’s a blend of ground meat (or poultry) + mushrooms! Yes, mushrooms! It’s such a great way to sneak in some great nutrition without sacrificing great flavor. I look forward to grilling up some good ol’ burgers using The Blend all summer long! 

You can’t go wrong with the Classic California Burger, but I’d love it if you tried out the Fiesta Burger, too! You won’t be disappointed! This is a perfect fit for upcoming meals with family and friends over the 4th of July. 

Try The Blend in other recipes as well including meatballs, lasagna, tacos, spaghetti, and so many more! Let us know how you like it! Check out the video above for tips and tricks for making a delicious (as well as nutritious!) Blend!

Happy Blending! 
Amy, RD, LD
A proud #blenditarian

The Blend Classic California Burger

The Blend Classic California Burger

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef 93/7
  • 8 oz of mushrooms (white button and/or crimini mushrooms)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp worchestire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Sliced cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Onion slices
  • mayo
  • Whole wheat buns

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash the mushrooms. Pat dry and place in a food processor. Plus slowly to make the mushrooms similar in texture to cooked ground beef.
  2. In a medium skillet, sauté onion with 1 Tbsp. of oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the lean ground beef and cooled mushrooms. Add in paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, as well as a dash salt & pepper.
  4. Once well blended, divide the mixture into 4 patties.
  5. Grill until the center has reached proper internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Just before removing from the grill, add on cheese and let melt.
  6. Place each patty onto a whole wheat bun and add on the toppings: mayo, lettuce, tomato, onions and avocado.
http://celebratemore.com/home/the-blend-classic-california-burger/

The Blend Fiesta Burger

The Blend Fiesta Burger

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef 93/7
  • 8 oz of mushrooms (white button and/or crimini mushrooms)
  • ½ of Mrs. Dash Taco seasoning packet
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Sliced cheese
  • Corn and black bean salsa
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Onion slices
  • Whole wheat buns

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash the mushrooms. Pat dry and place in a food processor. Plus slowly to make the mushrooms similar in texture to cooked ground beef.
  2. In a medium skillet, sauté onion with 1 Tbsp. of oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the lean ground beef and cooled mushrooms. Add in the taco seasoning and blend together well.
  4. Once well blended, divide the mixture into 4 patties.
  5. Grill until the center has reached proper internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Just before removing from the grill, add on cheese and let melt.
  6. Place each patty onto a whole wheat bun and add on the toppings! Start with salsa, lettuce, tomato, onions and avocado.
http://celebratemore.com/home/the-blend-fiesta-burger/

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Ashley

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