Blue Burgers N Slaw the name alone should make your mouth water! I may or may not have a small obsession with green plantains…the jury is still out on the verdict. I have been slacking on getting y’all some recipes and I apologize for that, this past month has been crazy busy for me. All of that aside the one plus about working with a bunch of girls is that sometimes we can get competitive…and by that I mean in a good way.
There I was last week sitting in my cubicle minding my own business and along come one of the girls at work and she says to me: “so you don’t this yet but you’re joining in on a weight loss competition and you owe $5 on Friday.” So I immediately said YES I’d love to join this, it’s a small group of about 5 of us and we will be weighing and measuring. One of the girls I work with my amazing friend Amanda brought of a very good point that muscle weighs more then fat, ironically shes been teaching me how to lift weights. I gotta say I’m addicted to lifting…and my weights keep getting higher and I’m pushing harder, so needless to say I will be putting on weight even though I am loosing fat, hence why she suggested we measure as well to make this friendly competition far. What’s the point of all my rambling you ask? Or maybe you didn’t ask but by golly I’m telling you anyway, so sit tight!
By me joining in this weight loss competition at work I will be held accountable for what I eat which means I will be posting more recipes for you all! Also if you have an Instagram you can find my daily eats on there. I sometimes re-create others recipes and post them on there. I will also be holding myself more accountable at the gym and make sure that I am listening to my body and not my mind. It’s funny when Amanda first joined me on my lunch time I was all pumped to show her the gym life….little did I know I had another thing coming. See Amanda is ARMY and so she pushes herself really hard therefore she pushes me hard and wont let me stop, which I really need. She had created a work out routine for her and shared it with me…leg day is the worse, I can’t get out of bed the next day. Anyway I digress, after all you did come here to eat am I right?
Well summer is in full swing here in SUNNY HOT AS HECK STAY IN THE AC Florida. So naturally you all will be outside cooking on the grill. Well I am here to help you spice up your burger life and do it in a healthy way.
Blue Burgers N Slaw
What you’ll need:
For the Burgers:
1 pound of grass fed ground beef
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
salt n pepper
1 tsp paprika;smoked
1/2 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
Optional: hot sauce for the burgers
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl and form your patties. For this recipe I made four BIG burgers. Heat up your grill either outside or inside grill until it’s super hot, I cooked these big boys for 6 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the other. I don’t like to see any pink so times will vary depending on your choice.
For the “buns”
4 VERY green plantains, 1 plantain makes one “bun” so keep that in mind when buying them-I can’t stress enough get the greenest ones you can find
4-5 tbls coconut oil
4 plantains; cut in half and peeled
two cutting boards
Heat the coconut oil in a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Once oil is hot place your peeled plantains in and brown on all sides, set aside on a paper towel and take two cutting boards and mash your browned plantains one at a time. Make sure to keep them about 1/2 inch or so thick, then place them back in the hot oil and brown both sides, set aside on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
Now lets get this amazing slaw!
Blue Cheese Slaw
1/2 head purple cabbage
1/2 head green cabbge
1/2 cup homemade paleo mayo
2 tbls Dijon mustard
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
2 tbls or 2 packets of stevia
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
In a large bowl whisk the dressing together, then shred your cabbage and mix it all together and set aside to marinate.
*optional* if you don’t have time to shred your own cabbage you can get help from the store and get a bag of “slaw” that’s already done for you and add this dressing.
Now for the fun part eating it!
I decided to keep this burger very simple I used the slaw as the “fixings” for the burger. I took one “bun” and laid on the plate then topped it with a nice helping of Blue Slaw and then placed my burger patty on top, then placed a small amount of hot sauce on top and finished with the other “bun.” Obviously it’s your burger and you can eat it however you want but I suggest to follow the old saying “less is more” this is a very flavor packed burger.