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Monday, January 30, 2012

Italian Burger

Italian Burger with Tomato Spinach Sauce
A low carb lifestyle doesn't mean you cannot enjoy a delicious Italian cuisine.   Italian food is delicious and healthy and while pasta is good the flavor most of us really love comes from the sauce and combination of vegetables, cheeses, and meats.  There are some good low carb high fiber pastas on the market when you really must have pasta but try to create a variety of dishes without the added carbs from pasta.  
Tonight's dinner is a simple Italian burger served on a bed of sauteed cherry tomatoes and spinach and then topped with a freshly grated good Parmesan cheese.
Ingredients: serves 1
6 oz. lean ground hamburger

salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano

1 tsp. olive oil

2 cloves minced garlic

½  cup fresh spinach leaves
½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes or diced roma tomatoes

fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Season hamburger with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and cook until desired temperature.

While the burger is cooking in a small saute pan cook minced garlic in olive oil for about 1 minute.  Add tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add spinach leaves, salt, and pepper and cook until wilted.  Place onto dinner plate and top with the hamburger.  Place a spoonful of tomato mixture on top of burger and add grated Parmesan cheese.

Bon Appetito!

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