Sometimes, I just get tired of eating chicken everyday as my source of protein. I really should be more creative about my meat. I made steak last night with a spice rub from the amazing Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, CO (you can smell each spice and it's such a delightful journey for your nose!) and I decided to make juicy burgers tonight. It's not anything groundbreaking but it was quite satisfying nonetheless.
For the burgers:
1 lb of ground beef
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
2 tablsepoons of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp of dried basil
1 1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of black pepper
The soy sauce is key :) And then I chopped little bell peppers and onions (both sautéed) and threw it into the patties.
We don't have a grill so I just cooked these in a saucepan with the lid on after flipping it. :) These tasted mighty delicious! Please remember to top it with your favorite cheese towards the end. We chose muenster cheese, a favorite for Nick and me!
The burger is not very delicately posed for the picture because Nick was really hungry and wanted to eat it immediately ;) We topped the burgers with avocado and tomatoes on honey wheat buns from TJ's.
As for dessert, I wanted something cold. We shared a pint of Ben and Jerry's last night, and that would have been perfect tonight. However, we had avocado smoothies instead because we had avocados that needed to be utilized. I drank avocado smoothies all the time growing up and they sell them at Lee's Sandwiches in SoCal. They are so refreshing and simple...yet few people think of avocados as a dessert! Nick was hesitant at first ("Avocados are for guacamole!") but I think he warmed up to the idea.
Must use good avocados for the smoothie to have a lot of flavor.
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
1 frozen banana
I also had the BEST INDIAN food I've ever had in my entire life today. Becca is my new old best friend for sharing this amazing place with me. The lunch specials are phenomenally huge. Please go if you're ever in LA!
Tomorrow, I'll jump out of my weekend slump and jump right back into the kitchen! Check back soon :) Have a great Tuesday!