Honey-Glazed Game Hen

June 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a Honey-Glazed Game Hen. To make this mouth watering dish you’ll be needing Honey, Soy Sauce, Lemon Juice, Dry Mustard, Ground Ginger, Game Hen, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Onion. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Honey-Glazed Game Hen
The glaze, made with honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, dry mustard and ground ginger, would be excellent with roast chicken or turkey, too.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (1 1/2 to 1 3/4-pound) game hen, thawed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 onion, peeled and quartered

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, dry mustard and ginger in 1-cup microwave-safe measure or bowl; mix well.
2 – Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until heated; stir to dissolve honey.
3 – Rinse game hen and pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
4 – Dip onion in honey mixture and place 2 quarters in game hen.
5 – Tie legs together with heavy string. Place game hen, breast side down, in microwave-safe roasting dish. Brush generously with honey mixture.
6 – Microwave at HIGH for 16 to 20 minutes or until juices run clean and meat near bone is no longer pink; rotate rack one-quarter turn every 5 minutes. Turn hen breast side up halfway through cooking time and glaze with remaining sauce. Remove onion from cavity and cut game hen in half.
7 – If desired, heat drippings and onion 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in microwave-safe measure; strain and serve with game hen.
Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 363 Calories from Fat: 14% Carbohydrates: 41.2 g Cholesterol: 119 mg Dietary Fiber: 0.74 g Fat Total: 5.5 g Protein: 38.2 g Sodium: 1434 mg.

Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/game/honey-glazed_game_hen_recipe.html

Bison Steak Frites

June 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in bison, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I came across a Bison Recipe that I’m passing along for everyone, Bison Steak Frites. There’s also a recipe for a Frisse Salad. To make the Bison Steak Frites you’ll be needing 1 Large Sweet Potato, Ground Ginger, Ground Corriander, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cumin, Ground Black Pepper, Salt, Cloves, Ground Cardamom, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Bison Ribeye Steaks. Love that Bison! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bison Steak Frites
Here’s a healthy twist on a bistro classic—Steak Frites. Bison steak is substituted for the beef steak, and the fries for baked sweet potatoes, served with a frisse salad garnished with blueberries.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato, sliced into 1/4 inch sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground corriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
A pinch of cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
2 Bison ribeye steaks

Frisse Salad:
Watercress
2 tablepsoons cider vinegar
2 tablepsoons apple cider
1 1/2 tablepsoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1/4 cup safflower oil
Blueberries

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large bowl combine the sweet potato, ginger, corriander, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, salt, cloves, cardamom, and extra virgin olive oil. Then toss to evenly coat the fries.
2 – Spread them out evenly on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven. They should take about 30 to 35 minutes to cook.
3 – Brush the ribeye steaks with extra virgin olive oil so they don’t stick to the grill and season with cracked black pepper and salt–make sure you get both sides.
4 – Place the steaks on a preheated grill pan and cook for a total of 7 to 8 minutes, flipping once.
5 – While the steaks rest, assemble the frisse and watercress salad. Add the washed greens to a large bowl and combine with the cider vinegar, apple cider, brown sugar, celery seed, granulated garlic and safflower oil. Toss then season with salt and pepper.
6 – Plate the salad and garnish with fresh blueberries.
7 – When the potatoes are done, slice the steak. Remember when slicing the steak to cut against the grain–this ensures that the meat will stay tender and juicy.
8 – Add the sliced steak on top of the sweet potato and plate the salad.
Makes 2 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/game/bison_steak_frites_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Quick White Bean Soup

May 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Quick White Bean Soup. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Dried White Beans, Canola Oil, Onion, Celery, Ground Black Pepper, Vegetable Stock, Sage, Tomato, Spinach, Salt, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Basil Pesto. Sounds like a Hearty Soup! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Quick White Bean Soup
This easy homemade soup comes together in less than an hour and is perfect for shaking off the winter doldroms.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes.

1 cup dried white beans (such as navy, great northern, or cannellini), soaked overnight
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
4 cups vegetable stock or water
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
1–2 cups chopped fresh spinach
Salt to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Basil pesto (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

* Drain beans. Heat canola oil in pressure cooker and add drained beans, onion, celery, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Sauté vegetables and beans for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. Add stock or water and sage. Secure lid and bring to high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for natural pressure release. Open lid and add tomatoes and spinach. Simmer until spinach is cooked. Add salt and more fresh ground pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a dollop of basil pesto.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 162 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 230 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/quick-white-bean-soup/

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Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Mediterranean Grilled Pork Roast

April 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Mediterranean Grilled Pork Roast. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Boneless Pork Loin Roast, Lemons, Cloves, Rosemary, Fresh Sage Leaves, Ground Black Pepper, and Sea Salt. Another fantastic recipe from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mediterranean Grilled Pork Roast
A grilled pork roast gives you and your guests time to mingle and savor the outdoors.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 boneless pork loin roast, 3 to 4 pounds
Zest of two lemons
5 garlic cloves, peeled
1/3 cup fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Pat pork roast dry.
2 – In bowl of food processor, place remaining ingredients and process until fairly fine. Pat seasoning mixture over all surfaces of roast and place on medium-hot grill over INDIRECT heat. Close grill hood and grill for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until internal temperature (measured with a meat thermometer) reads about 155°F (approximately 65°C).
3 – Remove pork from grill and let rest about 10 minutes before slicing to serve.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/mediterranean_grilled_pork_roast_recipe.html

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta)

March 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta). This week’s recipe is made using Boneless Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Roast, Italian Seasoning, Fennel Seed, Salt, Celery Seed, Ground Black Pepper, Potatoes, Garlic Cloves, and Beef Broth. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta)

Iron Range Pot Roast”Porketta” is a seasoned pork roast that was popular with the Italian immigrants who came to mid-Minnesota to work in the iron mines. This hearty dinner needs just a green salad tossed with vinaigrette.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt) roast
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch slices
4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup beef broth (or water)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix together seasonings and rub over all surfaces of pork roast.
2 – Brown roast in a little oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, turning often to brown evenly.
3 – Place potatoes and garlic in 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, pour broth over and top with browned pork roast. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours, until pork is very tender.
4 – Slice pork to serve with vegetables and juices.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 380 calories Protein 34 grams Fat 17 grams Sodium 520 milligrams Cholesterol 115 milligrams Saturated Fat 6 grams Carbohydrates 20 grams Fiber 2 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/iron_range_pot_roast_recipe.html

 

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Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Potato

June 1, 2015 at 4:49 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Potato

 

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Cloudy and cool out today, a high in the low 60’s. Had a Poached Egg, and 2 Eckrich Smoked Turkey Sausage Links, on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Muffin. Love those Poached Eggs! Had the morning work out and cleaned up around the house a bit. Then later ran a couple of errands for Mom and back home. For dinner tonight I prepared a Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Potato.

 

 

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I’m using the Jennie – O Turkey Burger Patties. Picked up a package at Meijer a while back and have them in the freezer. I sat one pattie in the fridge overnight to thaw. They’re already pre-made Patties and come fresh or frozen so all I did was season it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and fry! I fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 7 minutes per side. Always cook to 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. As always the Burger came out moist, flavorful, and delicious! Served it on a Kroger Lite Wheat Hamburger Bun and topped with a slice of Simple Truth Muenster Cheese.

 

For a side with my Burger I had a Baked Potato seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Healthy Life Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Seasoned White Turkey PattiesJennie o Lean Turkey Burgers

Grill, broil or fry these juicy 1/3 pounders as a better choice for your family.Extra Lean Seasoned White Turkey Patties

Product Features:Jennie o Lean Turkey Burgers
* 95% Fat Free
* All Natural
* Gluten Free

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Place burger patties in hot skillet.
* Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2 – 3 times).
Always cook to well done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

GRILL METHOD:
* Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
* Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
* Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2 – 3 times).
Always cook to well done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 140 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 40 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 5.0 g Protein 24 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 65 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 270 mg Calcium 0%
Ingredients
WHITE TURKEY, NATURAL FLAVORING, SALT. NO GLUTEN.

http://www.jennieo.com/products/68-Extra-Lean-Seasoned-White-Turkey-Patties

Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Potato

April 17, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Potato

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After an early morning rain, the sun came out and it was one beautiful Spring Day! Sunshine and low 70’s. Had a Hoveround repairman stop today to do some maintenance on my Hoveround chair in the late morning. After that I got some laundry done and then I got the 4 wheel cart out to enjoy the that sunshine. Good to get out and get some fresh air and see some of the neighbors. For dinner tonight, Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Potato.

 

I’m using the Jennie – O Turkey Burger Patties. Picked up a package at Meijer a couple of days ago. They’re already pre-made Patties and come fresh or frozen so all I did was season it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and fry! I fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 8 minutes per side. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. As always the Burger came out moist, flavorful, and delicious! Served it on a Kroger Lite Wheat Hamburger Bun and topped with a slice of Simple Truth Muenster Cheese.

 

For a side with my Burger I had a Baked Potato seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Seasoned White Turkey Patties

Grill, broil or fry these juicy 1/3 pounders as a better choice for your family.Extra Lean Seasoned White Turkey Patties

Product Features:Jennie o Lean Turkey Burgers
* 95% Fat Free
* All Natural
* Gluten Free

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Place burger patties in hot skillet.
* Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2 – 3 times).
Always cook to well done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

GRILL METHOD:
* Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
* Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
* Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2 – 3 times).
Always cook to well done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 140 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 40 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 5.0 g Protein 24 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 65 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 270 mg Calcium 0%
Ingredients
WHITE TURKEY, NATURAL FLAVORING, SALT. NO GLUTEN.

 
http://www.jennieo.com/products/68-Extra-Lean-Seasoned-White-Turkey-Patties

Breakfast – Turkey and Potato Hash w/ Sunny Side Up Egg

March 7, 2014 at 9:43 AM | Posted in breakfast, Eggs, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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A beautiful sunny morning out this morning! Went out and grabbed the morning papers and came back in and prepared a Hearty and Turkey Potato Hash Egg 004Healthy Breakfast, Turkey and Potato Hash w/ Sunny Side Up Egg and a fresh brewed cup of Green Tea!

 
For the Hash I used some of the leftover Turkey Breast from dinner the other night. Reseasoned it a bit and fork shredded it. Using a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Canola Oil and heated it on medium heat. When the Oil had heated up I added some Simply potatoes Hash Browns, seasoned them with Sea salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Parsley Flakes. As the Potatoes were frying in another skillet I fried one Egg Sunny Side Up. Then as the potatoes were almost done I added the shredded Turkey Breast. As the Hash finished I topped it my Sunny Side Up Egg. Breakfast was served! I also had 2 slices of Toast, a fresh brewed cup of Bigelow Green Tea. One great way to start the day!

 

 

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Seasoned Breaded Yellow Lake Perch w/ Cut Green Beans, Hash Browns, and…

June 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, hash browns, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:Seasoned Breaded Yellow Lake Perch w/ Cut Green Beans, Hash Browns, and Whole Grain Bread

 

 

After a few perfect days out the rain has set in. It’s rained most of the day, heavy at times, and continue through most of tomorrow. We need the rain though and the weekend is supposed to be beautiful. I had laid a 3 small Yellow Lake Perch fillets out in the fridge overnight to thaw. So for dinner tonight I prepared Season Breaded Yellow Lake Perch w/ Cut Green Beans, Hash Browns, and Whole Grain Bread.

 

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I rinsed the fillets off and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and then rolled it in Zatarain’s Garlic Seasoning Breading Mix. Sprayed a medium size skillet with Pam Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Canola Oil, then preheated on medium heat. I added the fillets to the pan, skin side down, and fried it a total of about 2 1/2 minutes per side. The fillets came out just like I like them, Golden Brown and with an incredible taste! I love using the Zatarain’s Breading mix on Fish, it’s perfect!

 
For sides I heated a 1 serving can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also fried some Simply Potatoes Has Browns, seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Parsley. And had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert tonight a Jello Sugarless Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Garlic Fish-FriZatarain's Seasoned Fish Fry   Garlic
The secret authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of corn flour, garlic, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp. (17g)

Servings Per Container: Servings per Container 20
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 800mg 33%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: less than 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

Vitamin C: 0%

Calcium: 0%

Iron: 2%
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Garlic-Fish-Fri.aspx

 

 

 

 

Yellow lake perch

The yellow perch (Perca flavescens), commonly referred to as perch, is a freshwater perciform fish native to much of North America. The yellow perch was described in 1814 by Samuel Latham Mitchill from New York. Yellow perch are closely related, and morphologically similar to the European perch (Perca fluviatilis); however, the two are recognized as independent species based on anatomical and genetic differences. Other common names for yellow perch include American perch, coontail, lake perch, raccoon perch, ring-tail perch, ringed perch, and striped perch.
Latitudinal variability in age, growth rates, and size have been observed among populations of yellow perch, likely resulting from differences in day-length and annual water temperatures. Typically, northern populations of yellow perch live longer and grow to larger sizes. However, southern populations of yellow perch generally grow much faster. In many populations, yellow perch often live from 9-10 years, with adults generally ranging from 4-10 inches in length.
The world record yellow perch (18 in., 4 lb. 3 oz.)was caught in 1865 from New Jersey, and is the longest standing record for freshwater fish in North America. Anglers often refer to large yellow perch as “jumbo perch” or “jack perch”.

Ground Pork Pesto Burger w/ Baked Baked Steakhouse Seasoned Griller Potatoes

July 1, 2012 at 5:37 PM | Posted in diabetes, Ground Pork, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Ground Pork Pesto Burger w/ Baked Steakhouse Seasoned Griller Potatoes

 

For Dinner tonight I had a Ground Pork & Pesto Burger along with some Baked Steakhouse Seasoned Griller Potatoes . The pesto mixed in with the Ground Pork is a perfect combo! I had made up several of these and froze them that way Iv’e always got them on hand. I used Kroger Brand Ground Pork, 180 calories and 0 carbs. I combined the Ground Pork with Buitoni Pesto w/ Basil and Italian Style Bread Crumbs and mixed by hand until everything was well combined and made it into patties. I fried the Burger in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned it with Morton Salt Substitute and Ground Black Pepper. I topped it with just a splash of JB’s Fat Boy Haugwaush BBQ Sauce and a slice of Sargento Muenster Cheese and served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. The Pesto and Pork are a fantastic pairing! You have to give these a try. I left the recipe at the end of the post. I also had a side of Ore Ida Baked Steakhouse Seasoned Griller Potatoes . For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding.

(Makes 4 Burgers)
Ingredients:

1 LB. Ground Pork
1/4 Cup Basil Pesto (You can add more or less to taste)
1/4 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
4 Slices of Smoked Gouda Cheese or Muenster Cheese, Optional
Lettuce, sliced Tomato optional

Instructions:

* In a mixing bowl add your bread crumbs, pesto, and ground pork. Mix together and form into 4 Burgers
* Spray a large skillet and heat on medium heat and add 1/2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Fry the Burgers to your liking, I fried these for about 4 minutes per side.
* Serve on a Bun of your choice (I used Healthy Life Whole Grain Buns). Add Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms, Reduced or Lite Mayo, and a Slice of Cheese.

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