Thursday, July 16, 2009

NIM Recipe of the Day: Mango Burger with BBQ Sauce

Being that it's barbecue season and today just happens to be one of the nicest (read: most summer-like) days in the past few weeks, it's time to get grillin'!! For those of you who grill religiously and for those who haven't yet grilled this season (what, are you nuts?), this burger, topped with fresh, ripe mango and barbecue sauce will quickly become one of your all-time favourites - I promise!! Enjoy this with a side of veggies or open-faced on a whole-grain bun!

Mango Burger with BBQ Sauce

Serves: 4
Calories per serving: 267
Description: chicken, veal, mango, Dijon mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, spinach, spices

2 tsp. Garlic Clove - Peeled, Chopped
1 Large Egg
12 g Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
8 ml Worcestershire sauce
220 g Meat - Chicken (Ground, Extra Lean)
220 g Mango, Peeled and Sliced as Large as possible - 1 slice per person
1/2 tsp Salt (kosher)
112 g Spinach, - Frozen, thawed and all water squeezed out and chopped

4 oz your favourite barbecue sauce (1 oz per person)

Directions: Preheat Grill to med-high.
1. Ensure spinach has thawed and squeeze dry.
2. In large mixing bowl, mix spinach with veal, chicken, worcestershiree sauce, mustard, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper.
3. Form into four - 140g patties.
4. On baking sheet lined with parchment, place burgers into 375 F convection oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until just firm to touch.
5. Finish by lightly grilling, marking criss cross style on both sides
6. Slice Mango as large as possible.
7. Lightly grill mango by marking criss cross style both sides.
8. Add mango on top of burgers and serve with 1 oz of BBQ sauce.