Blueberry-Beef Burgers

Servings: 4



2 slices whole-wheat country bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces

1/3 cup fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

12 oz. 90% lean ground beef



Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.


Add blueberries, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor; process until pureed. Scrape into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add ground beef and mix well with a potato masher. Divide the mixture into four equal portions; form into ½ inch thick patties, about 4 inches in diameter.


Meanwhile, preheat broiler or heat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high. If using the broiler, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. If using a grill, oil the grill rack by rubbing it with an oil-soaked paper towel. Cook patties until browned and no longer pink in the center, 4-5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 160°. Serve immediately, with or without rolls and toppings.