Meat and Fish Hamburger Recipes

17th August 2019
If you're tired of eating grilled steaks and you love hamburgers, read this article. We'll tell you about some recipes that you can prepare yourself!

Always eating the same foods can be monotonous and it sometimes even leads to rejecting certain foods. That’s why modifying our cooking methods or choosing other combinations can be good strategies. What better way is there to enjoy food than by trying these hamburger recipes. Choose your favorite!

According to the dictionary definition of the Royal Spanish Academy, a burger is a ground beef patty with various ingredients; it can be fried or roasted. This indicates that we can make it with all kinds of foods, which shouldn’t necessarily be of low nutritional value. With the following hamburger recipes, you can consume this meal without feeling guilty.

Hamburger recipes and babies

When introducing food into a baby’s diet, it can be interesting to use this form of elaboration. Specialists recommend breastfeeding on demand and exclusively during the first six months of life. Failing to do that means using adapted artificial formula milk.

The period that follows after this is complementary feeding. Since every child is different, the starting date isn’t exact. There are babies who are ready at four months and others who’ll begin at eight. However, the average is six months old.

Nevertheless, if you have doubts about it, it’s better to check with the pediatrician or dietitian-nutritionist about the start time to be sure.

Meat and fish hamburger recipes

Beef burger

Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces of ground beef.
  • 7 ounces of cooked and peeled potatoes.
  • 2 ounces of grated zucchini.
  • 1/2 chopped onion.
  • Chickpea flour.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
Hamburgers can be nutritious.

Preparation:

  • Peel and cook the potatoes in a pot.
  • Grate the zucchini and chop the onion.
  • Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a pan and add the onion over medium heat until cooked. Next, add the zucchini and ground beef.
  • Once the potatoes finish cooking, crush them as if you were making a puree. Add the ground beef and the cooked vegetables and mix well. Then, sprinkle the flour gradually until it all turns into a smooth and firm dough.
  • Shape the patties and cook them in a pan over medium heat with extra virgin olive oil.

Salmon burger

Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces of salmon.
  • 1/2 chopped onion.
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill.
  • Soy sauce.
  • Lemon zest to taste.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
Salmon burgers are a healthy choice.
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Preparation:

  • While mincing the salmon with the help of a food processor, cook the onion in a pan with oil.
  • Once the onion is cooked and the salmon is minced, mix them.
  • Add the fresh dill, lemon zest, and a dash of soy sauce.
  • Form balls with your hands and crush them to shape the salmon burgers.
  • Finally, grill on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until done.

Turkey and couscous burger recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 turkey breast.
  • 1 ounce of couscous.
  • 1/2 chopped onion.
  • Chopped red and green peppers.
  • 1/4 chopped zucchini.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
Burger patties can be made of various ingredients.
Couscous can also be used as an ingredient to make healthy hamburgers.

Preparation:

  • Chop all the vegetables and simmer them in a pan with oil. Meanwhile, cook the turkey breast in a pot of boiling water.
  • Once the turkey breast is cooked, you can use that boiling cooking water to cook the couscous.
  • With the help of a food processor, chop the turkey breast and add it to the pan with all the vegetables.
  • Remove from the heat and mix everything together with the couscous in a bowl.
  • Add chickpea flour to make the mixture more consistent and then, give it shape.
  • Cook them in a pan on both sides over medium heat.

Ideas for light hamburger recipes

1. Make it vegetarian

In addition to reducing the calories in the intake, replacing the animal protein with vegetable protein increases the amount of fiber we ingest. This increase in fiber consumption will result in greater satiety. Why not try a vegetarian burger?

2. Consider the bread

Although hamburgers are traditionally served between bread, you can innovate this aspect. You can remove the bread on top to reduce calories! Above all, the best option will always be to choose quality bread: whole grain and sourdough.

Try to user whole grain bread for your burgers.

3. What about the sauces?

A simple and tasty strategy would be to replace ketchup with homemade tomato sauce and mayonnaise with avocado. Also, a good way to prevent the burger from being dry is to add foods such as lettuce, tomatoes, or portobello mushrooms between the bread.

In short, eating well is possible if we choose the ingredients and the right cooking methods. Try these hamburger recipes, you’ll love them!

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