For those of us who suffer through the gluten-free life, we have limited options when it comes to fast food, minus the “Unwich” from Jimmy’s Johns.
Sometimes a girl just wants a good ole hamburger!!
So here I have deconstructed one and made it Southwestern!!!
I started with a pound of grass-feed ground beef.To the beef, I added 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. chipotle powder, 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper.
I proceeded to mix all of the seasonings into the meat using my hands. I divided the meat into four equal parts and made 4 patties.I placed them in the fridge until I was ready to cook them.I then measured 1 cup of fire-roast corn (found in the frozen foods section). I heated a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and added 1 tsp. olive oil. I cooked the corn for about 5 minutes, stirring every now and then. I added a healthy pinch of salt. I set this a side.I then opened a can of black beans. I drained them and rinsed them. I set these aside, too.I then made the dressing. This took some tweaking. I started with these ingredients but added mayonnaise to final product.Here’s my final dressing: 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro, 4 tbsp. olive oil, the zest and juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tbsp. mayo, 1/4+1/8 tsp. salt and fresh ground black pepper.
I placed all the ingredients in a jar and shook until everything was incorporated.
I then cooked the burger patties for 3 minutes on both sides over medium-high heat on my stove, using a griddle pan. Any pan would work.I sliced in half 1 pint of tomatoes. I shredded 1 cup of pepper jack cheese. I cubed 1 avocado. And, I diced 1/4 purple onion. We are almost ready to get this party started….It’s your turn!Starting with one large head of Bibb lettuce (washed and dried of course).
This recipe makes four individual salads. Divide all the ingredients equally.Plate the lettuce on 4 plates, tearing the lettuce into bite-sized pieces.Add the tomatoes.The onions and corn…The beans…The avocado…The cheese…And top with a burger patty.Drizzle dressing all over and enjoy this burger, deconstructed!
(makes 4 salads)
Time: 20-30 minutes
1 pound ground beef
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. chipotle powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
Mix all ingredients together and make 4 patties of equal size. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side.
1 cup of frozen, fire roasted corn
1 tsp. olive oil
1 healthy pinch of salt
Heat oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Add corn and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt an stir.
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
4 tbsp. olive oil
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1/4+1/8 tsp. salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into a jar and shake well.
1 head of Bibb lettuce
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 purple onion, minced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, cubed
1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese
Arrange all ingredients, except dressing, equally among 4 plates. Drizzle each plate with dressing.
Do you have any gluten-free fast food recipes you’d like to share??? We would love for you to!!!