Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Grilling for St. Patty's Day? Serve Green Hamburgers!

No food dye here!  I used pureed kale to create a beautiful green hamburger.  You will need:
1lb ground beef
A bunch of green kale
Garlic cloves
Sea salt
Cracked pepper
Any other seasonings you like in/on your burgers

First you want to puree the kale.  Kale is full of dark green chlorophyll so you want to break up the cell walls and release it into the beef.  Start by chopping the kale into chunks and throwing them into a food processor.
Puree the kale until it is in very small pieces and wet looking.  Throw the kale into a bowl.  How much kale you use is up to you.  I think beef has such a wonderful strong flavor that I used an entire bunch of kale in a little over 1lb of meat and couldn’t taste the kale.  If you are a kale lover you might want to add even more!

Then add the ground beef, salt (you will probably use more than you normally do- the kale will really soak up the salt flavor), pepper (I like to grind my own pepper right before I use it because black pepper contains compounds that help you absorb nutrients from your food), chopped garlic and whatever else you like in your burgers.
Now mash it all together!  Warning- your hands may turn a little green.  Once it all very well mixed together make some green burger patties.
Head out to your grill and throw these on the grillgrates!  We got a foot of snow yesterday so I had to get my grill out from under the snow first.  These burgers are worth it.

Now my favorite part, dig in!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  

1 comment:

Jordan Mallory said...

This is a great article. I love to grill and have BBQ's during the summer. It is one of my favorite summer activities because I get to spend time with my family. I am sure there are plenty of BBQ grills for sale during this time for all grillers.