Monday, February 7, 2011

Bean Up Those Burgers!

So, I really only use ground turkey at home. It's cheaper (and leaner) than ground beef because I can get it at Sam's in 5 pound packages. When making burgers, I always feel like they get tough and dry. I can't remember where I heard it, but I added black beans to our burgers tonight. The result was delicious! No one complained (Bryan even had a 2nd one!) or hardly noticed for that matter!

All I did was drain and rinse a can of black beans. You can then mash them, but I ran them through the food processor (adding a little water as needed) so that they were better "hidden". I would suggest using about half of a can per pound of ground meat. I did use the entire can, but I always forget the "you can always add more, but you can't take away" rule. They were still good with the entire can, but you definitely lose the "beefy" texture.

I seasoned as I normally do with 1 T worchestershire, 1 1/2 t seasoned salt, and 1/2 t pepper.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baked Cafe Sandwiches

Ok, this is a super easy recipe from my friend Amy. I take them to every luncheon I have to go to!

Baked Cafe Sandwiches

12 dinner rolls (Sara Lee, King's Hawaiian, etc.)
1 pound thin sliced honey ham
1/2 pound sliced swiss cheese
1 stick butter
1 T mustard
1 t worchestershire sauce
1/2 onion, minced
1 1/2 t poppy seeds

Slice rolls in half and place bottoms in a 9x13 baking dish. Chop up ham and spread over rolls. Lay cheese slices over ham. Put roll tops on top of cheese.

Put remaining ingredients in a microwaveable dish. Heat in microwave until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Pour over sandwiches. Let sit for at least 5 hours. (I usually let them sit out until the butter is cooled and then cover and throw in the fridge overnight.)

If refrigerated, bring to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

I'm gonna get back to it!

Ok, so a recent message line from some Facebook friends got me remembering that I have this blog and should get back to using it to keep track of some of my favorite recipes! So, hopefully, coming soon, more recipes!