Monday, August 13, 2007

Ortega Burgers

Honestly, I have gained a lot of weight with all of the testing and cooking and TASTING for cookbooks over the last few months. So, I made a commitment to my best friend, and to myself, to figure the nutritional facts for any new recipe I came up here is the first one.

These only take about 10 minutes to make and they are super high in protein and super low in fat and carbs, but SUPER HIGH IN FLAVOR!

Ortega Burgers and a side of Tortilla Chips.  Ole!

Mega close up.

The Recipe (makes 4 patties)

1 cup of TVP granules
7/8 cup water
1 packet of Taco Seasoning
1/2 cup Wheat Gluten Flour
1/2 cup Salsa of Choice
1 tbsp Hot sauce (like Tapatio)

Reconstitute TVP by placing it in a microwave safe bowl, pouring water over it, covering it TIGHTLY with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes. Mix in taco seasoning, then mix in the flour, salsa and hot sauce. Let sit for about 20 minutes. (You may refrigerate it for later at this point if you want to.) Divide mixture into 4 equal parts. Form burger patties. Prepare as desired. They can be baked at 350 for about 15 minutes or until just crisp on the outsides, fried (in oil or non-stick spray) or grilled. If grilling, us a foil liner so they don't fall apart. Garnish with onions, jalapeno, sour cream, salsa and avocado. YUM!

Yield: 4 burgers

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