Yesterday was one of those marathon days of shopping...Car shopping that it. I hate car shopping. It is such a guy thing. My lease is coming up in April and I mentioned that I might be interested in a car. Big mistake and imagine trying to do this with 2 children with you!!!
Any way for dinner all I ended up doing was roasting a chicken (so I could make soup today) and serving it with wilted spinach and shitake mushrooms. Pretty easy and sensible dinner! Friday's dinner was much more fun.
I made what Ben at What's Cooking? calls a Hamburgesa Mexicana, and boy were they ever good! I made them using ground beef instead of turkey and I used canned refried beans (egad!!! I just ran out of time!!!) and instead of parsley I used cilantro. Why? Because I love it and will try and put it in anything!!! T. thought these were incredible. I loved the flavor of them and that they were a nice quick meal that everyone loved! The girls ate theirs in tortillas and we just ate them with avocado, some homemade Pico de Gallo, and pan fried potatoes. What a great end of the week meal!
Makes 6-8 patties
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 lb ground turkey (I used lean, free range, natural ground beef)
- 1 cup refried beans (Jerry has an amazing recipe here)
- 2 eggs
- 1 jalapeno, veined, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 TBSP parsley, finely chopped (I used cilantro)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2/3 cup onion, chopped
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp oregano
- black ground pepper
- vegetable oil
- In a large bowl mix all ingredients together, except oil, until well blended.
- Heat oil in a large heavy skillet.
- With a serving spoon drop some of the mixture on the skillet and with a spatula form a patty.
- Cook each side for 10 minutes.
Would I make this again? Most definately...It was a great, fresh tatsing recipe and I can't wait to try those stuffed zucchini's!