To drown in my misery of working to get my other blog transferred to my own domain, I decided the men in the house needed a burger. And not just any burger, but a Big, Fat, Finger-lickin' Boi-gah (BFFLB). Suffice it to say that no, this isn't on my phoodplan and that it's most likely loaded with calories, but I do make attempts to cut the caloric corners whenever possible. Or at least think of food groups when I eat.
- very lean organic ground sirloin — 4 oz portion for the week — protein, vitamin B12, B6, zinc, can lower risk of colon cancer
- garlic (in the beef) — member of the allium family which can help fight some forms of cancer, high blood pressure, and elevated blood cholesterol — Mmmmmm…flavonoids…
- cumin (in the beef) — good source of iron, benefit to the digestion system, and possible anit-carcinogenic properties.
- chili powder (in the beef) — contains capsaicin, helps with inflammation, possibly arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropaty, and a whole lot of other things
- tomatoes — 3 slices — rich source of lycopene and acting as an antioxidant fights against cancer, heart disease, and stroke
- avocado — 3 slices — monosaturated fat, high vitamin E content, high lutein content
- lettuce — dark, leafy greens (okay, it's not kale or spinach, but it's green)
- onions — allium family, so same as garlic
- green chilis — lots of vitamin C, and lots of capsaicin which is linked to higher metabolic rates, and is being studied for its potential in fighting some cancers
- blue cheese — about 2 T. — calcium, and amino acids, help prevent against gout (a type of arthritis)
- mustard — a curative, stimulates appetite and digestion, clears sinuses, increases blood circulation
- sesame seed bun — sesame seeds
Okay, I think I'm covered. Besides, I had my whole 7 grain cereal w/ 1% milk today, a grapefruit, an apple, and greenbeans for lunch. I deserve this BFFLB on several levels. But you have to decide if you deserve it. Do you? It's all about driving past the McDonalds or Wendy's or Jack in the Box. You know?
Boi-gah Patty Ingredients
1-lb. fresh ground organic sirloin
3 cloves garlic minced
1 shallot minced
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
salt & pepper
Mix above ingredients well and form into 4-6 patties depending on the size you would like.
Stack patties, separated by plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
1 sm. can Ortega Whole Green Chilis
1 avocado, sliced thinnly
1 tomatoes, sliced thinnly'
1 lg. red onion, 1 slice per boi-gah
1 oz. blue cheeze per boi-gah
3-4 lg leaves of romaine lettuce
Grill chilled patties over a medium hot flame, about 4 min. per side.
In the meantime, grill red onion slices on each side until carmelized to your liking. Try to maintain onion shape by using a BBQ basket to hold the onion in place
While still on the grill, place 1 large piece of whole canned green chili over each patty, a carmelized onion slice, and top with 2 pieces of blue cheese. Alongside, grill the buns until toasty. This helps keep the finished burger from falling apart!
Build Your BFFLB
- Smear some good ol' mustard on each your toasted buns.
- On the bottom bun, place the grilled patty stack
- On the top bun, layer a large leaf of romaine, 2-3 slices of tomato, and 3 slices of avocado
- Put stacks together and slice boi-gah in half so someone can actually attempt to eat it