Meat & Veggie Burgers
(serves 4 to 6)
● 1 Tbsp olive oil
● 1 carrot, grated
● 1 small zucchini, grated
● 2 cloves garlic, minced
● ¼ tsp sea salt
● Sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
● 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
● 1 lb (455 g) ground turkey or beef
● 2 Tbsp grated parmesan (optional)
Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, zucchini, garlic, salt, and pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes, until they start to soften, add the parsley, and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the parsley wilts. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine the ground meat and the veggies (plus the cheese if you are using it). Mix just enough to evenly distribute the veggies.
Form into 4-6 patties (depending on your serving size). Place the patties in the pan and cook and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, until it reaches your desired doneness.
Serve with a salad and/or your favorite whole-grain bun.