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Edible Organic Green Tea Burger w/blue cheese

Ease of Preparation: Average
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Grill Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


2 lbs lean ground beef (80%)
1 tsp salt
1tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp edible organic green tea leaves (chopped)
½ cup Dijon mustard
1 egg
1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
4 Tbsp miracle whip
1 cup blue cheese
2 medium tomatoes cut into 4 slices.
1 small red onion
1 handful chopped romaine lettuce
2 whole wheat Pita (heated and cut in half)

*******Optional:-     4 slices pineapple (canned)
8 thick slices of bacon (layer bacon on baking pan sprinkle with brown sugar, and ground cinnamon – bake on 400 degrees F until golden brown and layer on top of burger).

Edible Organic Green Tea Burger w/blue cheese

Edible Organic Green Tea Burger w/blue cheese

Photo courtesy of  Marshall Astor


Heat grill to medium-high heat.
Combine in a large bowl ground beef, salt, pepper, edible organic green tea leaves, mustard, egg, breadcrumbs, mix well.  Form 4 good sized patties ( be sure to create burger with a shallower center than the outer edges so that burger may well up like a meatball and remain flat like a patty).

Place burgers on grill and cook about 10 minutes each side or until desired doneness.  If using pineapples, place pineapple slices on grill.  Heat and cut in half wheat pita, then open air pocket of each half, spread miracle whip on each side.  Place burger inside Pita pocket top with pineapple and bacon if using, then place onion, lettuce, tomato and blue cheese on each side of the burger.

We invite you to re-post this recipe on your own web site with the following hyper-linked attribution
“Republished with permission from EatGreenTea.com, the original edible green tea.”

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