Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayo

Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayo
serves 4
from A Taste of Home Cooking

1 Cup Mayo
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Rosemary Leaves
1 Clove Garlic, Minced

1 Pound Ground Chicken
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
4 Sandwich Rolls or Burger Buns
1 Cup Spinach, Divided

For the mayo, mix together mayo, rosemary, and garlic in a small bowl.  Set aside.

For the burgers, in a large bowl mix together chicken, salt, pepper, and half of the mayo mixture.  Using clean hands, combine the mixture and form into 4 patties.  Cook the patties in a pan over medium-high heat for 7 minutes per side.  To serve, spread mayo on both sides of the bun.  Place the chicken burgers on the bottom halves of the buns and top with 1/4 cup of spinach and finish with the top half of the bun.

During the summer when I was a hotel wife, I came across this recipe and I knew that I wanted to make it as soon as I got my own kitchen.  Last night was the first opportunity to make dinner and I remembered I had this recipe saved and highlighted and underlined to make ASAP.  Let me tell you... so much deliciousness!  I did have a little trouble keeping them together in the pan, but if you leave them alone until they need to flip you can get a good sear and that should help keep them together.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

1/2 Pound Green Beans or String Beans
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper To Taste
Optional: Rosemary, Garlic Powder, Dill, Seasoning Blend, etc.

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.  Trim ends on beans and rinse under water.  In a bowl, toss green beans with olive oil till well coated and season.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange beans so they do not overlap. Cook for 15 minutes.  Boom. Roasted.

Along with salt and pepper, my sister and I used rosemary, garlic powder... and on the second batch dill weed, seasoned salt, and rosemary.  Let your heart and your spice rack be your guide.  My sister's veggie-hating fiance said they were the best beans he's ever had!  Beans were served with Creamy Chicken Parmesan and Garlic Toast.