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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Breaking All the Rules

Some days you just want to eat something greasy and non-Mom approved. I was in the mood to defy all the rules of healthy food thus I created The Rebel Burger. The Rebel is oozing with two kinds of cheese on the inside, bacon pieces throughout, and MORE cheese melted on top. Sounds indulgent but it's completely healthy! Who says you can't have it all??

The Rebel Burger
Serves 1
Gluten Free

1/2 slice turkey bacon ( I like the kind by Applegate Farms. It's as "natural" as bacon can be)
1 tbsp. grated onion
Chili Powder
Hot Sauce
1/8 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
3 oz. lean ground turkey
1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese, room temperature (or just microwave a few seconds)
Ketchup (Check for gluten!)
Gluten Free Light Sandwich Bread ( I used my favorite- Ener-G Lite Tapioca Bread)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon on a square of aluminum foil and bake until crispy (about 12 minutes). Cut into small pieces.

2. In a small bowl combine onion, half of mozzarella cheese, and a dash or two of the next four ingredients ( salt, pepper, chili powder, and hot sauce). Gently knead in ground turkey until uniformly combined.

3. Preheat grill pan (or grill) to medium high heat. Form turkey into two thin patties. Place cheese wedge in center of one patty. Use a knife to spread cheese out a little but be sure to leave space around the edges. Top with other patty and carefully  form into one large burger.

4. Grill burger about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and cover burger with small sauce pan or metal bowl (this helps cheese to melt).

5. Toast bread and then plate burger. Add ketchup and/or desired burger toppings.

Nutrition Information-- Approximately 300 calories

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