Friday, December 4, 2009

Chef A.M. Hyer

To treat myself after my crazy day yesterday (read previous post) I went to my favorite Health foods store Sunflower and bought ingredients for some yummy food. I got a Williams-Sonoma cook book for Christmas last year so I flipped through it till I found what looked good. This is how tonight's menu began...

White Beans:
Over medium-high heat warm 2 tbls. olive oil
Add one small yellow onion and
one red bell pepper (5 min)
Add 2 cloves garlic,
2 15 oz cans of white beans,
2 tbls. oregano,
1/2 cup white wine (grape juice)
and 3/4 chicken broth

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat
and simmer for 5 min.

Moroccan Burgers:
In a large bowl mix with hands...
1 lb. ground beef,
4 tbls. fresh chopped mint,
4 tbls. parsley,
small yellow onion,
1 tsp. cumin,
1/2 tsp. cinnamon,
1/2 tsp. salt

Split into 5-6 patties and grill
(I froze what I didn't cook)

Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbls. mint
1 tbls. parsley
1/4 tsp. cumin

This totally makes the burgers,
plus I added Roma tomatoes on top
and broiled pita chips

I was pleasantly surprised! This was a foreign dish with some interesting flavors, but I would definitely make it again. Just something fun, new and warm on a cold night. I recommend sipping on Starbuck's caramel hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music as you cook!


  1. Wow. It looks really really yummy Anne Marie. Fun entry! Your hair is getting soooo long! I love the new photo additions to your blog page, by the way.

  2. Dee-lish. Looks so yummy. Sorry about the crazy day before, but I'm not sorry that you got to eat the fruits of your kitchen labors.