recipe of the week.

trying new recipes hasn't been happening much, I went from doing a detox to wedding celebrations, to birthday celebrations to vacation. so needless to say, I haven't been cooking nearly as much as I usually do and I really have missed it. 

it was so nice to get back into following through with my meal plans last night and made these:

(image courtesy of whole foods market)

grilled apple and cheddar grass fed beef burgers

3/4 pound 90% lean ground grass-fed beef 
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion 
2 ounces sharp cheddar, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 
1 tablespoon dijon mustard 
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1/2 cup shredded peeled granny smith apple 

combine beef, onion, cheddar, mustard, salt, pepper and apple in a large bowl and form into four (4-inch) patties. grill over medium heat or broil, flipping once, until done to your taste, 6 to 8 minutes. 

quinoa with black beans and cilantro (from bon appetit)

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped white onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup quinoa
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 
1 1/2 cups water
1 15oz can of black beans (or used soaked if desired)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided
crumbled cotija or feta cheese to top with (optional) 

Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and red pepper; sauté until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in next 4 ingredients. Add water; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until quinoa is almost tender, about 14 minutes. Add beans and 1/4 cup cilantro; cook uncovered until heated through and liquid is fully absorbed, about 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cilantro and cheese, if desired.


The Nutters! said...

Yum! Is this the quinoa recipe that you made for Jenne's party? I definitely wanted to try making it again!

carissa said...

definitely want to try this one!

Allie said...

I made the burgers for dinner tonight...they were delicious! I added a bit of agave nectar for a little extra sweetness. Next time I might saute the apples and red onions first. I love the savory/sweet flavor combination!!

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