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Beef Burgers with Baba Ghanoush and Sweet Potato French Fries
Pam Olive Oil Spray
2 large sweet potatoes, cut into fries about 1/3 inch thick
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
Salt (sparingly) and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 medium eggplant
4 Ezekiel Sprouted Hamburger Buns
1-1/2 pounds organic EXTRA lean ground beef, formed into 4 patties
1/4 cup Fage Greek Yogurt, 0% or 2% FAT FREE
1/4 cup Wholemato Spicy Organic Agave Ketchup
1-1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 365 Organic Reduced Sodium Kosher Dill Pickle, chopped
4 slices heirloom tomatoes
4 slices white or red onion
4 leaves romaine lettuce, broken in half
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with Pam. Spread cut sweet potatoes out on tray and spray with Pam. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper, paprika and cayenne. Bake until golden and tender, about 35-45 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, char eggplant over an open flame, rotating often to cook evenly, about 25 minutes. Skin should be completely black and flesh should be cooked through; place in a bowl and cover tightly with plastic to steam off skin. After about 5-10 minutes, remove charred skin leaving behind the flesh. Chop eggplant, mix with 1/2 of the yogurt and season with salt and pepper.
3. Preheat a grill over high heat. Split buns in half and spray split surface lightly with pam. Season burger patties lightly with salt and pepper. Add buns and burgers to grill. Allow buns to char slightly and remove. Cook burgers about 3 minutes per side for rare.
4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining yogurt with ketchup, mustard and chopped pickles. To serve spread bottom bun with some of the eggplant mixture. Place burger on top and spoon 1/4 of ketchup mixture on top of beef. Top with tomatoes, onion and lettuce and bun top. Repeat with remaining burgers and serve with sweet potato french fries.
Nutrient Analysis - per serving
Total Fat: 5g
Sat Fat: 1.5g
Total Carb: 30g
Vitamin A: 360% IUs
Vitamin C: 45%