Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Spinach & Swiss Bagel Burgers w/ Guacamole
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Several dashes ground black pepper
1 cup firmly-packed fresh spinach leaves, stems removed and chopped
2 whole large eggs
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 sliced warmed "Everything" bagels (has minced onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds...)
Homemade Guacamole *recipe below
2 whole ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 to 1 whole fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
2 Tbs. red onion, finely chopped
2 Tbs. fresh chopped cilantro, stems removed
1 Tbs. lime juice
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, mix the avocados, greek yogurt, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mash, using a potato masher or fork; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine meat, garlic powder, salt, pepper, eggs, and spinach. Take 1 cup of the meat mixture and form into a patty (will make 4 to 5 thick patties total).
You can grill these outdoors, or heat a griddle between 325-350 degrees F. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip, add cheese, and cook an additional 10 minutes (for well done). Transfer burgers to a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes, prior to serving.
Spread guacamole onto one side of the bagel. Top with meat and other bagel half.
Tip: If this burger is too thick to get your mouth around (especially for kids), then feel free to cut your cooked meat in half, and serve each slice of meat "open face" style on each bagel half.
Makes 4 fat burgers!