James and I decided to experiment, something we do often with food. The end result was delicious, probably made even more satisfying knowing we were eating one of the most nutritious vegetables available to man. This recipe may sound a bit odd and if you haven't experienced collard greens, you may be nervous about trying them. But trust me, this recipe was great. James did it all on the grill using foil packets, so the clean-up was fast.
Southwest BBQ Burgers with Onions and Collard Greens
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, sliced thin
1 small bunch collard greens, stems removed, chopped medium
2 tablespoons butter, divided.
salt and pepper
4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup BBQ sauce, plus extra for serving
4 whole wheat buns, toasted
1. Heat your grill. Shape the ground beef into 4 equal patties and season with salt and pepper.
2. Make foil packets: Place onions on a large sheet of foil. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up to make a tight packet. Do the same for the collard greens.
3. Cook hamburgers and foil packets on the grill. After flipping with hamburgers, baste with a light coating of BBQ sauce. Add a slice of cheese just before hamburgers are done. Cook foil packets until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
4. Assemble the hamburgers. Place hamburger on the toasted bun, top with onions, collard greens and additional BBQ sauce. Serve.