The recipe below is perfect for game day, tailgating, or any time you’re craving a great hamburger! Make it gluten free by serving it on gluten free buns and by using gluten free bread crumbs.
1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
2 Tbs finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic minced
2 Tbs Carrington Farms Organic Milled flaxseed
2 Tbs water
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread – use gluten free bread if you follow a gluten free diet)
1 beaten egg
1 Tbs mustard
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
- Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
- Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
- Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
- Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about 1 min.
Servings: Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies. Mounting evidence shows that inflammation plays a part in many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and even some cancers. This inflammation is enhanced by having too little Omega-3 intake (as found in fish, flax, and walnuts), especially in relation to Omega-6 fatty acid intake (in such oils as soy and corn oil). In the quest to equalize the ratio of these two kinds of oils, flax seed can be a real help. – Read more about the health benefits of flax seed.
If you have or choose to eat gluten free, either use gluten free hamburger buns or wrap the burgers in leaf lettuce.
Photo and Recipe Credit: Carrington Farms – Find a lot more delicious and healthy flaxseed recipes on their website.