I've become very creative of ways to slip them in meals. Pureed in soups or minced in sauces. He has no idea at how healthy is really is :) haha I love it. Isn't it funny that I do this more for him than my kids?! My kids will eat almost anything. So here is another way I like to sneak 'em in. I've made hamburgers a ton. They are quick and easy. I mince up a few veggies and throw them in the mixture. He always complains its too crunchy and not how a burger should taste. SO I finally mastered it. Infact, He double pattied it. And ate the leftovers.
So take your array of veggies: zucchini, bell pepper, onion, carrot and we are going to top off the burger with some pepper jack cheese for a little spice, an egg and cilantro. Those are our key players here. Have you ever had egg on a burger? Brandon is kinda obsessed lately.
Once those are pretty fine, we are going to saute them. That is the key step to avoiding complaints about crunchiness. Add a little oil to your pan and saute the veggie hash for about 5-7 minutes until the carrots are fairly soft.
Prepare your beef with 1 egg, and a good dose of salt & pepper. When veggie hash is ready, combine thoroughly with the beef. Time to get your hands dirty! Form beef into small patties for a "slider" or large size to be a regular sized patty. Grill as desired! Ours are usually well done, no pink.
Then its time to build your "Slider." Sliders are kinda a new fade. They have been around for a while but for some reason have been a hot topic. Basically they are a mini-burger. Burger on a roll rather than a bun. I loved them on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls... man those things are dangerous.
We ate some burgers at a food truck gathering last week and they had these tiny little eggs on them. I didn't think much of it until tonight when my eggs were much to large for my mini-burger/slider. Brandon did a little research and we found out that they were quail eggs! Eek! I can't believe I ate a quail egg. Weird! Just the thought is weird! Any how I don't have any quail eggs just sitting around so we just cut up a regular egg.
2. Layer shredded ice burg lettuce and red onions.
3. Your pattie with pepper jack cheese.
4. Egg or piece of. Unless you have quail eggs sitting around. If you do, you are weird.
5. Cilantro, because I love the stuff.
6. Cap it off and poke it with a toothpick to hold it down.
I taste tested this on a Steph (one of our contributors and avid burger lover) She said, "I can't even taste the veggies! That is great for kids!" (ooor picky hubbys) And she also said she was a convert to the egg on beef theory, just not quail for us.