On my drive around Virginia this week I noticed the leaves have begun to change colors. Fall is my favorite season and I am excited that it is just around the corner. I love to use pumpkin and apple in baking because it makes my […]
Month: August 2012
It is that time of year again. Parents are packing their kids lunches, People are stressing out about when we can eat, when we can eat and how can we stay strict to our meal plans and food choices when we sometimes only have 5 min […]
I went to Giant today and saw some locally grown eggplant from the farm down the road. I haven’t eaten Eggplant since I was younger. I remember my mom made us try it and of course as a little kid we thought it was gross!! The only thing I liked about it was that we boiled it down to make purple dye for our easter eggs- pretty cool.
After reading about the benefits of eggplant, I decided to give it another try.
Gourmet Eggplant Venison Burgers
- Ground Venison
- salt, pepper, your favorite burger seasonings
- Coconut aminos (if non- paleo, Worcestershire sauce)
- Balsamic Viniagrette
- Dijon mustard
- In a large bowl, combine ground venison and your optional spices, coconut aminos. Combine and make into burger patties.
- Place burgers in a pan and cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side, or until slightly pink in the center. *You do not want to over cook venison*
- Lightly oil a second pan with coconut or olive oil.
- Sprinkle and brush each side of the eggplant with balsamic vinaigrette.
- Place thin slices of eggplant (enough for each burger you made) and onions to the pan.
- Sprinkle a little balsamic and Sea Salt on the onions and eggplant.
- Cover Vegetables and allow them to cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip them and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Slice tomato and prepare lettuce wrap.
- When everything is cooked and ready, you can plate it.
- First place lettuce on a plate, next the burger, top it with 1 eggplant slice, 1 tomato, sautéed onions and a dollop of Dijon Mustard.
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