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Making BurgerFit is easy!

On Friday’s, BurgerFit CEO Alane Boyd gets creative with BurgerFit burgers and Koops’ Mustard! Alane uses ingredients from her home to create this delicious Easy, Keto, Paleo, Whole30 blended meat + veggie BurgerFit burger recipe with Yellow Koops’ mustard!

This recipe is sponsored by Koops’ Mustard. Order their mustard at koopsmustard.com or on Amazon.

An easy way to get your kids eating veggies

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An Easy, Keto, Paleo, Whole30 blended meat + veggie burger recipe to get your kids eating vegetables! Making BurgerFit burgers has gotten my whole family to eat more vegetables (and helped me feel like mom of the year!). BurgerFit is a quick and healthy meal to throw together quickly after a long day of work, running errands, and trying to manage life. BurgerFit can be made with any type of ground meat – beef, turkey, chicken, or pork! In this recipe, we used ground pork. Using different meats helps keep our palates from getting bored of eating the same thing!

If you can, get your kids to help you make the BurgerFit burgers! Burgers are a great way to incorporate kids in the kitchen whether they are regulars in there or they’re just starting out. Chopping vegetables with a plastic kids knife, mixing the ground meat and veggies, making the patties, or even helping flip them in the skillet are all ways your kids can help you prepare the meal! Fletcher loves chopping and flipping the burgers on the stove (disclaimer: I am always right next to him to assist)!

We cook with iron skillets often so I always keep a HANDLENVY on the skillet handle. This way, I never burn my hand but more importantly, my son never burns his, and I can feel more confident about him helping flip the burgers.

meat + veggie burger recipe

Even though I used the Koops’ Yellow Mustard in this recipe, you can experiment with any of the Koops’ Mustards! Some other ones that I think would be great in this recipe are:

meat + veggie burger recipe

At the end of a long day, I love making BurgerFit and not having to battle with Fletcher to eat his vegetables. -Alane

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Broccoli BurgerFit Burger

I hate being wasteful, especially when it comes to food. When I learned you could eat broccoli stalks and greens, I was excited. I felt as if I had learned an insider secret and needed to tell the world. I was thrilled when my girlfriend Nura chose this as her BurgerFit burger for our Cooking with my Friends episode. We even improved the recipe with commonly used Cuban spices!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, Broccoli Burger, BurgerFit, Easy, healthy, low waste, quick, spring, Summer, winter
Servings: 6 Burgers
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Alane Boyd

Equipment

Knife
Cutting board
Saucepan
Food processor
Large bowl
Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli with their greens and stalk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Koops' Yellow Mustard or use your favorite

Instructions

  • Cut stalk from head of broccoli. Rough chop the head, including any greens. To cut the stalk, cut the bottom off so that it can stand flat.
    Broccoli BurgerFit Burger brocolli stalk
  • Stand the stem up and cut off the tough outside, following the shape of the stem.
    Broccoli BurgerFit Burger brocolli stalk
  • Once all of the exterior is removed, roughly chop the remaining stalk. Add the broccoli, greens, stalk, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ cup of water to a saucepan. Put heat on medium and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat if water is evaporating. Cook time is about 10 minutes. You want the broccoli soft but not mushy.
    Broccoli BurgerFit Burger
  • Once the broccoli is cooked, put the broccoli, oregano, cumin, and garlic in the food processor (or finely chop). Taste vegetable mixture and add more salt if desired. Let the mixture cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, mix the ground meat and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt. Gradually incorporate the 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 on each side or to your preference. Cooking times vary depending on what type of meat you're using.
  • Optional: Serve with sharp cheddar cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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Alane Boyd

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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!

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BurgerFit helps make eating veggies fun and delicious for your pickiest of eaters! Our new take on an old classic combines veggies into delicious meat burgers, transforming them into healthy meals that everyone from 2 to 82 years old can enjoy. Each recipe has been tested with kids of all ages, both young and the grown ones. You’ll have them eating beets (and loving it) before they know it!

Alane Boyd

Alane Boyd

Alane is the co-founder of BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest obstacle. She is also the creator of BurgerFit and the host of Cooking with My Friends. Both were started to inspire people to eat healthier.

2 Comments

  • Samantha Drenn says:

    5 stars
    My daughter loves to help out in the kitchen a lot so I finally ordered the plastic kids knife and I can’t wait to see her reaction. I know for sure that she is going to love this gift!!! Thanks Alane!

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