Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Basil Tomato Chicken Burgers (Gluten Free Option)







My daughter Juleen made these burgers us a couple weeks ago when we got home from our trip. It was wonderful to have someone make dinner for us and even better that it tasted soo good. I felt a lot of love from her. I love my family.

I believe love really does affect the food that we eat. Whoever it is that is preparing the food, if it is prepared with love for those who are to eat it, it will taste better. It is part of the whole eating experience. Think of a meal that you ate prepared by someone you love and think about the love that was put into the meal and how that affected the whole eating experience. Love makes a difference every time. Add some love into your food and you will see a difference too. That is why home-cooked meals always taste the best.

These burgers are a great way to enjoy this time of year as the weather starts to warm up. They would be yummy cooked on the barbecue.


Ingredients   (Serves 4)

2 slices whole grain bread (gluten free if desired)
3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped into small pieces
3 tablespoon fresh basil chopped up
1/4 cup minced onion
1 1/4 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoon tomato oil
4 Hamburger buns whole grain (gluten free if desired)

Directions

In a bowl break the 2 bread slices into small pieces. Stir in the water and stir until all combined.

Stir tomatoes, basil, and onion into bread mixture until all combined.

(I like to use disposable gloves for this part) Knead into bread mixture with hands until combined: chicken, cheese, salt and pepper. (You could use a spoon to combine but will not be as evenly distributed.)

Form the meat into patties. Heat up skillet or barbecue to medium high heat. For the skillet add 2 T of oil (that came from sun dried tomatoes.) When the oil or barbecue is hot, cook the meat on both sides about 3 to 4 min on each side. Then put a lid over the meat or barbecue lid on the barbecue. Turn down the heat to medium low and cook another 8 minutes or until fully cooked inside.

Take off the heat and serve with buns and other condiments. You can freeze the extra in an airtight container.







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