Wow – what a day. I felt like I barely stopped from the moment I got up, with a busy work schedule keeping me on my toes all day. Thankfully, we had a quick and easy dinner planned for this evening. Sun-dried tomato and chicken burgers! The burgers themselves were super easy to make, thanks to the not so secret ingredient… Semi-dried cherry tomatoes (oops I just realised these should have been sun-dried tomatoes!) I picked up this variety a little while ago from our local supermarket, more out of curiosity than anything else. And, I figured they would be the perfect flavour enhancer for our burgers this evening. Combined with chicken mince, garlic, flaxmeal and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, shaped into 4 patties and set aside in the fridge for half an hour or so to firm slightly. As to cooking the burgers, my trusty George Foreman grill was the perfect solution (given it is a bit chilly to stand outside cooking them on the BBQ), with a slice of mozzarella added to each patty during the last few minutes of cooking. I served the burgers on a couple slices of GF bread that I had toasted lightly… And finished them with some other delicious burger ingredients including avocado, tomato and cos lettuce. And my favourite? Fresh basil. As far as mid week meals go, this one was a winner – fast, easy and healthier than their chain store counterparts. And not to mention being packed with flavour. But then again – the chicken + semi-dried + basil combination rarely fails to disappoint lol. Sundried tomato and chicken burgers (makes 4)
- 400g chicken mince
- 60g sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tbs flaxmeal
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a bowl, and stir until just combined.
- Shape into 4 patties, and place on a plate lined with baking paper. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 1/2 hour to firm slightly.
- Heat non-stick pan or grill, and spray lightly with oil. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes each side, or until cooked through.
What about you? Do you have a favourite burger variety?