Mediterranean Veggie Burgers with Lemon Caper Mayo

Veggie burgers with cannellini beans, roasted red peppers, green olives, artichokes, feta cheese and fresh herbs with a bright-as-sunshine lemon caper mayo.

I’ve been making a lot of veggie burgers lately. I’m going through a phase.… 

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Falafel Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

Veggie burgers packed with all the Mediterranean flavors of falafel and smothered in a chunky feta tzatziki sauce. You can eat them on soft buns or tucked inside pita bread with a generous dollop of the luscious sauce.

Falafel are deep-fried balls or patties made with ground chickpeas and seasoned with spices like cumin, coriander and parsley. These burgers stay true to those flavors with one noticeable difference…. 

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Homemade Healthier Big Macs

Homemade Big Macs that taste just like the originals, only infinitely better! Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. . . right out of your very own kitchen. Healthier and fresher because you control the ingredients.

This is a lighter version adapted from the Dr. Oz show that doesn’t sacrifice on taste even though it’s much lower in fat than the fast food version. The patties are made with lean ground beef, smothered with 2% American cheese and nestled inside light whole wheat buns…. 

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Cream Cheese and Green Chile Burgers

Cream Cheese & Hot Chile Burgers

This crazy, delicious burger was born a few weeks ago when my Dad knocked on my door to tell me about the burger he saw on Man vs. Food: a jalapeno and cream cheese topped burger.

The fact that he was telling me about it could only mean one thing.  He wanted me to make it for him.  So I did.  Sort of.  A wimpier version with green chiles.

Did you see this particular episode of Man vs. Food? It was in Denver, Colorado at Duff’s Cherry Cricket where jalapenos are very generously piled on a burger with a thick slice of cream cheese.

You can use green chiles for a mildly spicy version or jalapenos for a hotter version.

What I loved about it was how the cool cream cheese picks up a little warmth from the burger and just starts to soften and melt enough to mingle with the chiles for a delicious Southwest style flavor making it one of the most unique burgers I’ve ever eaten.

Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers

Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 burgers

 Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers

Ingredients:

1 small yellow onion, diced
1 - 4.5 ounce can green chiles or jalapenos, drained and diced
olive oil for sauteing
salt and fresh black pepper
10 ounces ground beef, 80-85% lean or ground turkey
2 sturdy but soft burger buns
4 ounces whipped cream cheese, or bar cream cheese (at room temperature)

Instructions:

  1. Saute onion in a small skillet in a tablespoon or so of oil over medium-low heat until translucent. Add chiles, season with salt and pepper and saute for five minutes.
  2. Cook the burgers in whatever way you like.
  3. Divide and slather the cream cheese evenly over top halves of the buns. Place burgers on bun bottoms and divide the chile mixture evenly between them. Place the tops on.

Notes:

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Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers