Monday, November 23, 2009

Spicy Burgers and Fries

Beefy Mexican Burgers (2 servings)
1/3 lb lean ground beef
1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of salt
Dash of ground cumin
Dash of ground oregano
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
2 slices low fat cheddar cheese
2 whole wheat burger buns
Chopped cilantro
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced red onion
Shredded lettuce
Gently combine ground beef and seasonings; shape into 2 burgers about ¾- inch think.
Broil to desired level of doneness. Immediately add a cheese slice to each burger.
Serve on buns with desired garnishes and enjoy!

Herbed Oven Fries
1 lb russet potatoes
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
½ teaspoons dried thyme, crumbled
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt\
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a heavy baking sheet with non-stick spray
Scrub potatoes and cut into ½-inch-thick matchsticks. Pile potato sticks in the center of
prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with parsley, oil, thyme, pepper and salt. Toss to coat
well then spread potatoes in and even layer.
Bake fries, turning SEVERAL times, for 20-25 minutes, or until crisp and browned.

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