Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jalapeno-Blue Cheese Burgers-Butter Bean Burgers & Spicy Sweet Potato Chips!!


Jalapeno-Blue Cheese Burgers:

“Blue cheese, jalapeno and Swiss cheese round out these huge grilled burgers. These delicious burgers will make you think twice about eating chicken!”

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds ground beef
6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
8 ounces crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 hamburger buns, split

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat a grill for high heat.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, jalapeno peppers, blue cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, tamari and salt. Mix well using your hands. Pat lightly into 4 large fat patties.
Place patties on the grill, and cook for about 8 minutes per side, or until well done. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty, and cover the grill until the cheese melts. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

Butter Bean Burgers:

“Butter beans mashed and combined with onion, jalapeno pepper, cracker crumbs, egg, and cheese, then shaped and fried into vegetarian burgers. You can substitute bell pepper for the jalapenos for a milder taste. This is served in place of meat for a main meal, or great as a sandwich with your favorite toppings.”

INGREDIENTS:
1 (15 ounce) can butter beans, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
6 saltine crackers, crushed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS:
In a medium bowl, mash butter beans. Mix in onion, jalapeno pepper, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Divide into 4 equal parts, and shape into patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; use more or less oil to reach 1/4 inch in depth. Fry patties until golden, about 5 minutes on each side

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips:

"These sweet and spicy baked sweet potato fries go great with burgers. Use this as a substitute for French fries."

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Stir together olive oil, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Brush the sweet potato slices with the maple mixture and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, then turn the potato slices over, brush with any remaining maple mixture, and continue baking until tender in the middle, and crispy on the edges, about 7 minutes more.

MY WEIGHT LOSS

In case you are interested!!!

Since January 4th, this year I have lost 73.4 pounds and still working at it...


5 comments:

lisa said...

ALL your recipes are fantastic..I have tried a few and they are very good...Thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips..

Jeanette said...

Wow! Congratulations on the weight loss!!!

lovetheprimlook said...

They all sound so yummy !!!! Great job on all the weight loss !!! I hope all is well :)

Big Hugs !!!

Ang

Debbies Doodle said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.. don't quit until you are life time..
deb

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Oh, Sue!!! congratulations on the great weight loss! Keep up the hard work. what was your pounds-to-lose goal? Cynthia