We’ve spiked these beef burgers with grated beet and carrot to add a hint of sweetness and a healthy dose of fiber. Any whole-grain bun or lettuce wrap works well with this burger – then add your favorite toppings such as tomatoes, onion and lettuce.
1/4 cup each finely chopped fresh basil and parsley
1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
Preheat a grill to medium. Fold a 24-inch-long sheet of heavy-duty foil in half crosswise to make a 12-inch square. Slice off top third of garlic head to expose cloves; place head in center of foil and drizzle with oil. Fold up edges of foil to create a pouch, pinching to seal. Place on grill, close lid and grill until cloves are soft and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, place tomatoes, cut side down, on grill. Close lid and grill, turning once, until lightly grill-marked, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a food processor. Squeeze garlic cloves into processor. Add vinegar, honey and allspice and pulse until coarsely chopped. Scrape into a small bowl; set aside.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together beef, beet, carrot, egg, bread crumbs, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Shape into 6 patties.
Lightly grease grill grates. Place patties on grill, close lid and grill on medium heat, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer reaches 160°F when inserted in thickest part, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with relish.
New to Kimchi? These Korean-inspired burgers are a great place to start. Most of the kimchi is mixed into the patties to infuse them with the spicy-sweet flavor of the fermented cabbage. The remaining is stirred into a mayo to make a tangy topping. If you have some on hand, you can add a couple of cloves of minced garlic and/or 2 tsp minced ginger to the patty mixture in Step One for added punch.
Looking for tasty new ways to put your cucumber crop to good use? Add them to burgers! Here, we’ve mixed small, sweet Persian cucumbers into healthy salmon patties to make them extra juicy. Serve with tomato slices on a large, sturdy lettuce leaf, such as Boston lettuce or radicchio, or on a whole-grain bun
Give your burger a nutritional boost by topping with fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers. Fermented foods contain a type of friendly bacteria called lactobacilli, which aid in digestion and promote healthy gut flora.