Monday, July 26, 2010

A Unique Burger

Hi! Its Monday night which is my least favorite night to cook after starting off a new workweek. Lucky for me, my husband B loves to grill. He fires up the grill at least 3x/week no matter what the season. I especially love grilling in the summer because it doesn't heat up my kitchen and it's easy cleanup. The only problem is that with grilling comes lots of meat. I mean, they go hand-in-hand. When I found this recipe in Cooking Light for Sate burgers, I couldn't wait to try it!

The word, Sate, is Indonesian for meat skewers. These burgers are BIG on flavor. The recipe uses peanuts, lime juice, cilantro, browns sugar, and fish sauce. It also uses equal amounts of ground turkey and ground pork. This cuts down on saturated fats(artery clogging fat) as compared to a regular burger. The nutritional values are as follows: 166 calories, 7.5 g fat, 4.9 g Carbs, and 599 mg of sodium. So, if you are looking to lose weight this is great. If you are watching your blood pressure, not so great.

O.K. I'm done analyzing... Here's the recipe with some pics.

Sate Burgers

1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1/4 c. unsalted dry roasted peanuts finely chopped
1-1/2 T. brown sugar
2 T. fresh lime juice
1-1/2 T. fish sauce
1-1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. Tabasco
3 garlic cloves, minced,
3/4# ground turkey
3/4# ground pork

1. Combine first 11 ingredients

2. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into 1/2 inch-thick patties.

3. Place patties on a grill coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes on each side

Remove from grill; let stand for 5 minutes. Enjoy!


  1. Fish sauce, huh? I'll have to take your word for it they were good. haha. I'm sure they were!

  2. They were really yummy. Think Pad Tai in a burger form. Seriously, Bill and the kids ate 2 of them!