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Recipe: Blueberry beef burgers

Posted May 10, 2012

Photo from American Feast's Sustainable Food Blog, http://blog.americanfeast.com/.

The Western Wake Farmers' Market shares this recipe as they prepare for Berry Day on Saturday, celebrating all things berry with fresh produce and products made with local berries of all kinds, along with music, face painting and more.

The market in Cary is open 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

Here's an easy way to make burgers a bit more healthful: Add blueberries!

Blueberry Beef Burgers

Ingredients

2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
12 ounces ground beef

Directions

Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.

Add blueberries, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor; process until pureed. Scrape into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add ground beef and mix well with a potato masher. Divide the mixture into four equal portions; form into 1/2-inch-thick patties, about 4 inches in diameter.

Meanwhile, preheat broiler or heat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high. If using the broiler, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. If using a grill, oil the grill rack by rubbing it with an oil-soaked paper towel. Cook patties until browned and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 160°F.

Serve immediately, with or without rolls and toppings.

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