Once upon a time there was a girl (HINT – that’s me). And one day many moons ago, she decided to revamp her life. She was tired of eating meals that consisted entirely of double stuffed oreos, jars of Nutella, and bad-tasting dining hall macaroni and cheese. So she started eating fruits and vegetables (GASP) and running (let’s hear it for 11.15 miles today in 1:34:18 – 7.09 mph). She also started cooking and “healthifying” recipes so that she could still enjoy her old favorite foods without feeling like a lump of bone marrow afterwards. One of the many things she did along this vein was to switch out beef for extra lean turkey. And thus she was able to still enjoy burgers and lived happily ever after. Right?
WRONG. What really happened next was that she went to Trader Joe’s and happened upon a package of 96/4 extra lean ground beef! And THEN she made these beef and gorgonzola burgers from Bon Appetit’s Fast/Easy/Fresh. And it was only after that, while sitting down to a juicy cheese-stuffed burger that was hot off the George Foreman Grill, that she was able to live happily ever after. In a castle. By the sea. (Or a dorm by the Charles River).
4 oz gorgonzola
1 bunch arugula
4 english muffins/rolls/whatever you have on hand
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 jalapeno pepper
1/8 cup egg beaters – it was easier than halving an egg
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Make on a grill (I used the George Foreman) or bake or fry them. Whatever floats your boat.
Rejoice in the fact that it’s officially summer and burger season.