Friday, July 23, 2010

Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Turkey Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

I've been trying to cut carbs from my diet, so this turkey burger recipe was perfect. I promise this doesn't taste like diet food because it's not! It's just healthy and yummy! Can't beat that! Give it a try.

Ground Turkey
Yellow Onion-Some diced, some sliced
2 tbsp or more Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp (or to your taste) Cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
Swiss Cheese (1 slice per burger)

Mix ground turkey, diced onions, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, salt, and pepper in bowl. Form patties and place on a skillet coated with cooking spray or grill. Flip and cook until no longer pink.

Meanwhile, slice pineapple in strips. Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium. Place pineapple on pan and flip occasionally until browned on each side.

Also, place tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium high. Add sliced onions and mushrooms. I also added Worcestershire sauce to add a little flavor. Continue cooking until onions are soft and somewhat caramelized.

When your burgers are completely cooked, turn skillet to low and add Swiss cheese.

Place burger inside lettuce wrap, top with onions and mushrooms.

Serve with grilled pineapple and garden salad

This was the best turkey burger I've ever had! I can't wait to make these again!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Cake Ingredients:
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
1 ounce red food coloring (2 ounces for deeper red)
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
2 lbs of confectioners powder sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) of butter, softened
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
2 tsp. of vanilla extract

Blend together shortening and sugar in a big mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Mix the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda, and vinegar in another bowl. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the shortening and sugar mixture, mixing after each addition. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and food coloring. Pour into the mixing bowl and combine...don't overbeat. Pour the batter into two cake pans coated with baking spray and cook for 25 minutes or until done at 350 degrees. While cake is cooking, mix together the cream cheese icing. First, cream together cream cheese and softened butter with a mixer. Add vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar, until mixed to desired consistency. When cake is out of oven, let cool completely and then ice.