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Beans, Greens, and Balsamic Burger
What makes this burger special?
When people think of balsamic vinegar, they often think of putting it on mozzarella or salads. But I enjoy balsamic vinegar so much, I had to build a BurgerFit recipe with it. Once you try it, you won’t second guess putting it in a burger again!
As a time saver, stock your freezer with frozen vegetables so you always have them on hand when you’re in a pinch. Most vegeetables you find in the freezer section have been flash frozen, sealing in all of the vitamins and nutrients found in fresh vegetables. Greens are a good source of iron and folate. The iron found in the collard greens of this burger is different from the iron found in meat. Pair plant-based iron, such as the collard greens in this burger, with citrus for better absorbtion. It’s also good to note that if collard greens are not available in your grocery store, you can substitute other greens, such as Swiss chard, kale, or spinach in this recipe.
Get the Recipe
This Beans, Greens & Balsamic BurgerFit burger recipe is super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making it!
Green Beans, Collard Greens & Balsamic Vinegar Burger
- 1 tablespoon cooking fat
- 1 bunch collard greens
- 1 10 oz bag of frozen or canned green beans
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar divided
- 1 lb ground meat
- Heat a skillet on medium heat with 1 tablespoon cooking fat. Remove stems and rough chop the collard greens. Sauté the greens and green beans with ½ teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Once the greens and green beans are cooked, add the greens, green beans, and garlic to the food processor (or finely chop). Let the mixture cool completely.
- In a large bowl, add the ground meat, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. Gradually incorporate vegetable mixture into the ground meat. Add as much as you can while still being able to form your burgers as normal.*If you end up adding too much vegetable mixture, don’t worry! Just form your burgers and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cook burgers on medium heat on the stove for 3-5 minutes each side or to your preference. Cooking times can vary.
- Optional: Serve with a side of green beans over collard greens.
Meet our Founder
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!