Buffalo Burgers

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Made this meal a few months ago and found a picture I had taken of it. I will be making this meal again soon and will hopefully get a clearer picture then.

For those of you with gluten free diets or trying to avoid processed carbohydrates I find simple roasted potatoes a particularly perfect compliment to your protein and greens. This is a healthier take on a burger and fries if you will.

It’s a very simple quick meal – the most difficult part is probably just dicing up your veggies – which is fun!

Also – the patties have fresh mint, which isn’t for everyone but if you like mint it really gives the meat an extra yummy kick of flavor.

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

1 lb ground buffalo meat

5 eggs

1 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

Few sprigs of fresh mint leaves, diced

1/2 white onion finely diced

3 garlic cloves diced

1 red bell pepper finely diced

2 plum tomatoes finely diced

1 bunch of rainbow chard, chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 lb potatoes, chopped into quarters

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix the potatoes in with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 of pepper -place them in a baking dish so they lay as flat as possible and put in oven for about 45 minutes.

In a bowl add the ground meat, cumin, salt, pepper, mint, 1 egg, 1 diced garlic clove, tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Mix all in thoroughly.

Shape out your patties as big as you like keeping in mind that meat shrinks when it cooks. I usually make about 4 large patties with 1 pound of meat.

Place patties on a baking sheet – leaving enough space in between them so they don’t stick as they’re cooking. Put in your pre-heated oven for about 20 -25 minutes – or until meat is cooked to your liking.

On a skillet heat up a bit of the olive oil, just to coat the skillet and add the rest of your garlic and the chard. The chard will whittle down a bit as it cooks and the garlic/chard mix is delicious.

Remove chard and add the rest of the olive oil. Fry eggs to your preference – I make them over easy myself as the yolk gives the meat some extra flavor and juiciness. This is great for those looking to get some more protein in their diets too.

Serve patties on the chard with the roasted potatoes.

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