Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mushroom and Spinach Romano Burgers

Happy Friday all! My first post of the year for 2014...here goes! I haven't come up with a concrete set of resolutions for the year yet, but I don't really believe in resolutions per se anyways because they tend to fizzle out as their novelty fades, just like a bad fad diet. (rhyming unintentional hehe)

Don't get me wrong, any intent to change for the better is great, but all I'm saying is that it's important to make sure we gear these changes for the long run, and make them actionable and attainable. Which basically makes them goals, and goals can be set and should be reviewed at any time of the year. So basically I am planning on renewing my current list of goals, both long term and short term, but haven't done it yet, and am not rushing it just because it is the new year.

In the recent weeks I have had the pleasure of connecting with some really awesome individuals as a result of the growth of my blog, and one of my new friends in particular is committed to helping others reach their goals! I'd love for you to check out Rachel's page at https://www.facebook.com/MPOWEREgear. We share the same intent of motivating others to promote living a healthy and fit lifestyle!

What I have ALSO been doing during my break is working on some more recipes to share with you of course, in addition to soaking as much time up with my family as I can. My mom and I made these earlier in the week and packed some for my sister to bring back to LA with her! Give these a try and your body will seriously thank you!

Mushroom and Spinach Romano Burgers

Mushroom and Spinach Romano Burgers 

Ingredients
  • Approximately 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey or beef (I used 92% lean turkey)
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese, finely grated (parmesan would be great too)
  • 18 cups fresh spinach, unpacked (about 1.25 lbs...sounds like a lot, but it's only around 3 cups steamed)
  • about 6 button mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • Approx. 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, or more to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Finely dice onion and mushrooms.
  3. Steam spinach, either in a covered bowl in the microwave or on the stove top, until wilted. 
  4. Drain as much liquid as you can from the spinach, and place in a large bowl with the ground meat.
  5. Add in the chopped onion, Romano cheese, salt, and pepper. 
  6. Form patties (or meatballs) and place on a greased baking sheet. I like to spray olive oil on mine, but it's up to you!
  7. Stick in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until they start to bronze. Don't worry if some broth begins to gather around the burgers during the baking, it will evaporate as they cook :)
Enjoy in a bun or with your favorite vegetable or side, such as my Sweet Potato and Green Onion Mash!!

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