If you are looking to spice up your burger nights a bit then you have found the right place! Like many of you, I am a true burger gal and LOVE trying out various meats incorporating fun veggies and spices. This time, in particular, I had some ground chicken in the fridge along with some fresh red bell pepper and earthy mushrooms as well. Something I have tried before and wanted to create again was using hummus as the emulsifier in the burger. No eggs or bready fillers in this one! I find that particularly with chicken, hummus gives a smooth finish to the burger while incorporating just the right amount of tangy flavor. Give it a whirl and share your thoughts!
1 pound ground chicken meat
1 red bell pepper diced
1/4 cup your favorite premade hummus dip
5 baby Portabella mushrooms cleaned and chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) In a large skillet heat olive oil. Sute peppers garlic & mushrooms until tender. Remove from pan.
3.) In a small bowl combine coriander, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper.
4.) When the veggies have cooled down, place them all into a medium bowl along with ground meet and spices. Mix well with clean hands.
5.) Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour to set and flavors to combine.
6.) Form into 4 round patties and set on a sprayed baking pan.7.) Cook burgers on medium heat for roughly 20-22 minutes until the inside is set and serve!