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Is there such a thing as a healthy burger?  I suppose if its with baked fish? Or a veggie composite? What about with pork?  Ok, so maybe I’m searching for the unattainable here, but with the roommate and I on the quest for skinny(-er) jeans, I wanted to make an attempt to eat the foods I love, but in a healthier way.

Introducing burgers made with 90% lean ground pork.  Not only did it actually look good in the store, but it was also on sale. 🙂 And I like sales.  I took the pound of pork and froze half for later.  In a small bowl, I mixed in some seasonings & flavour and hoped for the best.

Porkburgers w/ Butternut squash

  • 1/2 lb ground pork (90%)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or more, if you like)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp bbq sauce (I use Hick Lickin’ Good – a local Maine brand in Maple Bourbon)
  • Sharp Vermont Cheddar
  • Arnolds multigrain sandwich flatbreads
  • 1 pkg of butternut squash

1. Gently mix garlic, paprika and bbq sauce into the pork.  Form two equal-sized patties.  Cook for 3 mins on first side; flip.  Top with cheddar; finish cooking for 2-3 minutes.

2. Prepare sqash according to the pkg directions.

3. Assemble burgers with flatbreads, a touch of mayo, banana peppers and pickle. Finish with side of butternut sqash and a salad.


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