Posts Tagged ‘beef

24
May
10

Meat and Grain Burgers

Jeff is about to start training for the Kansas City marathon. His 10-plus mile runs on the weekends — and my occasional 3-milers with Gabi in the jogging stroller — require more complex carbs and lean protein than we’ve been getting.

We found this recipe while leafing through Runner’s World, of all places. It came from Mark Bittman, a New York Times food writer and  fellow runner. We no sooner saw it than were trotting out to the deck with a plate full of burgers to grill. Cumin, cayenne and garlic kicked them up a notch. Onion, whole grain and spinach made them even more delicious, and can you get any healthier? We used beef, but ground turkey or lamb would be equally as delicious.

This meal was budget friendly, too. The addition of bulgur and spinach made six good sized burgers out of one pound of ground meat. We had these burgers two nights in a row, and then ate the leftovers for lunch Monday. Yum!

My only quibble: a couple of the burgers didn’t stick together well. Two fell apart when Jeff flipped them on the grill.  Maybe a larger egg would have helped? Fattier meat? Regardless, I highly recommend this one.

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11
May
10

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

There are times when food photography fails. Or maybe I failed as a food photographer.

Flank steak with chimichurri  isn’t exactly photogenic. I served it last weekend to ooooh’s and aaaaah’s, but my photos of the steak on the grill were nothing short of offensive. The plated photos looked horrid. Here is my only decent attempt at creating something visual for this post:

You’ll have to trust me on this one. It’s worth trying.

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