Oh heyyyyy, it’s that time again.
Last week I promised myself I would make something new and exciting this week in hopes that it would jolt me out of my current food rut.
After stalking pinterest to find some fun clean eating recipes, I settled on making this one from the Domestic Mama and the Village Cook’s blog.
I’ve actually never made a hamburger, so I was pretty pumped to make these spinach-y ones.
To make 4 spinach burgers, you’ll need:
1 bag of spinach
1/4 cup chopped onion (I used red)
1/2 cup crushed pita chips
1/2 cup shredded cheese
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
I hoofed it over to Whole Foods to grab the shredded cheese and eggs, and of course I forgot about the bread crumbs. Luckily, Tuna had his thinking cap on and remembered he had some pita chips in the pantry (he calls it the cupboard? WTF?) that we could crush up and use as bread crumbs. The substitution worked just fine.
Tuna was nice enough stir up everything in the bowl and make the patties for us so I didn’t even have to get my hands dirty. Bwahaha (evil laugh.)
Aw, look at ’em! Perf little spinach patties.
Put your burner on medium high and make sure to spray some PAM before you plop your patties down.
Let the burgers cook for 4 minutes on each side.
Tuna played photographer and got some cool action shots of the flippage.
Flatten ’em out….
and put in a toasted pita with hummus. Definitely adding some kind of Mediterranean yogurt sauce next time.Mmmmm.
We were both pleasantly surprised how our spinach burgers turned out! Tuna said that the only drawback is that it gets a little smoky in the kitchen, so make sure to open a window if you are one of those people
who always sets the smoke alarm off who has a sensitive smoke alarm.
The other surprising thing – I was actually full after one spinach burger. Whaaaat.
Dessert this week is a keeper. At first I was disappointed that I couldn’t find my Powerberries at Trader Joe’s but these aren’t so bad either. 😉