Better Burger Project comes to WW Farmers Market July 11

I like to cook healthy options and even better learn, and attend food demonstrations, and sample.
Coming soon at the West Windsor Community Farmers market will be a demo of ” The Better Burger”on July 11, 2015. Here’s the link to the article.

NJ SPICE

Better BurgerAn update to West Windsor Community Farmers Market July 11 cooking demo: Chef Will Mooney of The Brothers Moon will be on site (with Allie O’Brien of Garden State Community Kitchen assisting) teaching and demonstrating his Better Burger.

The Better Burger Project is a program of the James Beard Foundation (see link for full information).“Better Burger,” which blends ground meat with finely chopped, cultivated mushrooms, introduces a healthier and more sustainable burger that’s better – with unmatched flavor and inherent nutrition benefits – and helps our environment at large. I have to say, adding mushrooms to your burger sounds like it could be a juicy success to me!

If you try the Better Burger at the farmers market, or at the Brother’s Moon, take a picture (by July 31) and post it onto Instagram, with the hashtag #betterburgerproject and tag @brothersmoon— to help Chef Will win a trip to NY to cook at…

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Polynesian Burgers

Polynesian Burgers

Alright, so it’s is officially summer, the 2nd day and my mind is conjuring up all kinds of cool, fun menu ideas.  Burgers seem to be one of the favorites among Americans for picnic food.

If your are like me,with ketchup and pickle relish as the  “de-riguer” ,taste-bud loving choice,  in this recipe, how about stepping beyond your  comfort zone for a different taste with your burger!

This recipe has an Twist in taste  with and Island flair.

1 1/2 pound ground turkey

1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs ( or make your own fresh from leftovers ends of bread)

1 Tbsp lite soy sauce

1/2 tsp ginger

1 (9 oz.) jar ( 1 c.) prepared sweet and sour sauce

1 ( 8 oz. ) can crushed pineapple in it’s own juice, drained

6 sandwich buns ( I like whole grain )

Heat your grill. ( outdoors- or use grill pan on your gas indoor stove.) In a large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, soy sauce,ginger and 1/4 cup of the sweet and sour sauce; mix gently.   Shape into patties.

When read to barbecue, oil grill rack.   Place patties on gas grill over medium-low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals.  Cook 9 to 13 minutes or until no longer pink , turning once.

In a small saucepan, combine remaining sweet and sour sauce with crushed pineapple.   Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thoroughly heated.   Serve burgers on sandwich buns with sauce.

Yield 6 sandwiches

Resources:

Recipe book found at a church market sale.

International Foods Program , 1994 Clifton “Success” High School Project Cookbook

Yields 6 sandwiches

update: August 8,2015

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