June 2, 2011
Moroccan spiced burgers
These days I really love burgers! You can add so many different spices to them, and they'll taste good no matter what. This time I added some Moroccan spices and chopped dried apricots, which gave them a sweet twist.
I served them with some curried roasted cauliflower, which had become nice and crisp in my oven. Many paleo/primal blogs I follow have covered the 'lettuce wrapped burger' more than once, and I figured it was a shame I hadn't tried those yet. So as you can see in the picture, I served these on some lettuce leaves, and wrapped them in it when I was going to eat them. I loved it! It was quite a mess though.. Of course all kinds of fluids dripped everywhere, but it all ended up ok (no stains that couldn't be removed) and I enjoyed my meal.
Next time I'm going to make sure my lettuce is actually dry before wrapping it around a burger.
Last Tuesday at the gym, this boy came in, looked around and said his thoughts out loud: 'Hey, all kinds of people come here! Soccer players, ice hockey players, cops, and even women..' As if women are a whole different type of people! Ok, maybe we are, but not when you put it like this. The funniest thing was that he was actually being serious :-P
Moroccan spiced burgers (serves 3)
- 450g ground beef
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp ras al hanout
- 6 dried apricots, chopped
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except for the coconut oil and mix well using your hands. Just knead everything together.
2. When well-combined, divide the mixture into 6 equal pieces, roll these into balls and flatten them to make burgers.
3. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan and fry the burgers over medium heat until browned on one side; approx. 3-4 minutes.
4. Flip the burgers over and reduce heat to low. Fry for another 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your burgers, until done.
5. Serve hot and enjoy!