Monday, July 30, 2007

Sirloin Burger with Tomato-Corn Salsa

Go Bunless!

I have made history with this post. This is the first time I have ever posted a hamburger! I know, crazy isn't it? Well it is a lot healthier than your average burger. It is 93% lean naturally raised beef sirloin. Plus, I broiled mine instead of frying. (I don't own a grill.)

Since it was kind of heafty for me (it was a little over a quarter pound), I decided to skip the bun and top it with salsa instead. I altered a recipe that I found on the food network website from Sara Moulton for Turkey Burgers with Tomato-Corn Salsa. The salsa was pretty good. My sirloin burger was too!

By the way I served it with the Baked Sweet Potato Fries that I posted a while back.

Sirloin Burgers with Tomato Corn Salsa

12 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped (I used 1 large organic field tomatoes)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
1/2 cup cooked fresh corn or thawed frozen corn kernels
(I used fresh)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
(I used my own grown Italian parsley)
2 teaspoons olive oil
Additional kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 - 1/4 pound 93% lean sirloin burgers
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon grill seasoning
Dash of kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

To make the salsa: Toss the tomatoes with the salt and drain in a colander for 15 minutes. Combine the tomatoes, corn, lime juice, garlic, cilantro/parsley, and olive oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss well.

To make the burgers: Preheat the oven broiler. Season the burgers with the the grill seasoning and salt and pepper. Spray a foil lined baking sheet with the cooking spray and place the burgers on it. Cook for about 3 minutes per side for medium well or to your liking.

Top with salsa and serve immediately.

1 comment:

Emma said...

This is really good! I actually blogged about it today. It was a delicious yet simple Sunday dinner.