Quick Fix for 2

Mushroom maple mini burgers

November 20, 2012 

FOOD QUICKFIX MI

Mushrooms, onion and a hint of maple syrup add an autumn flavor to these mini-burgers.

PATRICK FARRELL — MCT

  • Autumn Burger Sliders 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1/2 cup coarsely chopped button mushrooms Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons maple syrup 3/4 pound lean ground sirloin (95 percent lean) 4 whole wheat slider buns (mini hamburger rolls) PLACE onion and mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. OR HEAT a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with olive oil. Add onions and mushrooms and saute 3 to 4 minutes. MIX the mustard and maple syrup together and set aside. ADD half the mushrooms and onions and half the mustard mixture to the meat in a bowl. Blend well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form into 4 small hamburgers (about 3 inches in diameter.) Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the hamburgers. Saute 2 minutes; turn and saute 3 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 145 degrees for medium rare. PLACE the burgers on the bottom of the 4 slider rolls. Spoon the remaining mushrooms and onions over the burgers and pour the remaining mustard mixture on top. Close the burgers with the tops of the slider rolls and serve 2 sliders per person. Yield: 2 servings PER SERVING: 495 calories (21 percent from fat), 11.7 g fat (4.4 g saturated, 5.2 g monounsaturated), 216 mg cholesterol, 47.6 g protein, 48.6 g carbohydrates, 6.3 g fiber, 632 mg sodium.
  • Red Pepper and Sweet Potatoes 1/2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (1 3/4 cups) 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 2 teaspoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper PLACE potatoes and red bell pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a plate. Microwave on high 5 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Remove cover and add olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well. Yield: 2 servings PER SERVING: 152 calories (28 percent from fat), 4.7 g fat (0.7 saturated, 3.3 g monounsaturated), no cholesterol, 2.4 g protein, 26.2 g carbohydrates, 4.7 g fiber, 64 mg sodium.

Mushrooms, onion and a hint of maple syrup add an autumn flavor to these mini-burgers. Using a microwave shortens the timing for this dinner and saves washing extra pots.

Ground turkey or chicken can be used instead. This meal contains 647 calories with 23 percent of calories from fat.

Shopping list

To buy: 1 package button mushrooms, 1 jar Dijon mustard, 1 bottle maple syrup, 3/4 pound lean ground sirloin, 1 package whole wheat mini hamburger rolls, 1/2 pound sweet potatoes, 1 medium red bell pepper.

Miami Herald

For a printable copy of the recipes, click the links:

Red Pepper and Sweet Potatoes

Autumn Burger Sliders

Gassenheimer: dinnerinminutes.com

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