Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dukan Cuban Style Burgers

Cuban Style Burgers

We liked this recipe.  It was tasty but if we were to make it again, we'd just make the burger part.  The ham and cheese part was a little too much for me...but it was delicious.  We had this on our Pure Protein Day, so we didn't have the pickle, it really needed the pickle.

Closet Cooking is another of our favorite recipe blogs.   He's very creative and we like his "trying not to eat the same thing over and over" style.  We love Cuban sandwiches so we knew we would enjoy Closet Cooking's Cuban Burger recipe.

We didn't have these on buns so we skipped the mayo and mustard.  The male half of this couple had his burgers with red rice and I had mine plain.  Next time I think we'll use some fat free mayo and mustard just to add flavor to this dish.  We also used a lower fat ham and reduced fat Swiss cheese.  We made ours with ground turkey only because we don't care for the ground pork sold at Safeway, has a funky taste.

Serves:  Makes 6-8 smaller burgers or 4 large burgers (there's just two of us, we had leftovers)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on how many burgers you can cook at once)

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 t. lime zest
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. ground cumin
1 lb. ground turkey (or pork)
1/4 c. oat bran
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
2 slices of low fat ham per burger
1 slice of reduced fat Swiss cheese per burger
2 -4 slices of dill pickles if it's your PV day
Dukan bread if you prefer eating this as a burger on a bun.
If you're using a bun or even if you're not, mix 1 mashed garlic per tablespoon of fat free/Dukan mayo (use 1 T per burger) as a dressing.  You may also use 1 T. dijon mustard per burger if you wish.

Mix the garlic, cilantro, lime zest, oregano, oat bran, egg and cumin into the ground turkey.   Form 4 larger patties or 6-8 smaller patties.  Spray a grill pan with a little bit of non-stick spray and over medium high heat start grilling your patties.  They should take approximately 3-5 minutes per side.  We wrapped our cheese in our ham, folded them up and grilled them along with the last two burgers just to melt the cheese and heat up the ham.  Serve burgers with ham/cheese on it.  Add dressing from above recipe if you wish.

Enjoy...we sure did!

1 comment:

  1. Oh My these look DELICIOUS!! Going to try them on the weekend :)