Monday, 7 May 2012

Better burgers

Do you ever wonder what our generation does that we'll look back on incredulously? When I was a child there were always more kids than seat belts stuffed into cars, and more often than not whomever was driving was smoking. No parent would do this today unless they wanted a visit from CAS! Sometimes I wonder if we'll look back on meat eating this way.

I am not a vegetarian, but I do look for ways to reduce the amout of meat my family eats. One of my favourite tricks is for making delicious hamburgers. I use half meat and half minced mushrooms. If you use a food processor to mince the mushrooms, they take on a ground-meat like quality. The result is burgers that are moist, flavourful, and about half the calories of a regular patty...who doesn't like that?

Happy grilling!

PS: In past I have considered just buying vegetarian patties, but they are often higher in fat than meat patties....crazy but true.


  1. Meat is healthy! But you're right, so much of North America eats way WAY too much of it. I love this idea. Definitely going to try it the next time I make my own burgers. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I know, there are lots of benefits to meat...and it's hard to cut out meat and carbs!!! But I do think that much of the meat I buy is not treated in a way I'd be comfortable with if I knew the details..I've always said that I'm sure I'd be a vegetarian if I had to kill my own I try to buy meat where the animals are treated nicely (my friend Mark calls it 'happy meat'), but it's more expensive, so my solution is to eat less of it. ...Good luck with the burgers!!

  3. These are my favourite burgers!! They (and my niece and nephew) keep me coming back!