Grilled Herb Burgers

When trying to add more greens to your diet, don't forget about herbs. They are the perfect way to add more flavor to your cooking, along with loads of nutrients. Fresh herbs contain an abundance of anti-oxidants and antibacterial properties. Rosemary for instance helps stimulate the immune system, increase circulation and improve digestion. It's also a good source of Vitamin A.

Thyme, a member of the mint family, is antiviral and also full of protective antioxidants. It's also a great source of B complex vitamins, Vitamin A, K, E, C and folic acid. 

Ultimately though, what herbs are best known for is adding flavor to our food. But so often people are at loss for how to actually incorporate them into their diet. The past few years I've grown quite a few of my own herbs, and one of our favorite ways to use them is in Grilled Herb Burgers. 

I chop an assortment of fresh herbs and place them in a large bowl. This day I used Rosemary, Thyme, Green Onion, and Italian Parsley. But in the past I've used fresh Oregano, Basil, and Mint as well. Whatever you are growing or can find fresh at the grocery.

Along with the chopped herbs I add half a chopped yellow onion, quite a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce, and a lb of ground beef. I form them into patties and grill until just finished. When grilling always make sure you avoid charring your meat, thereby reducing the formation of harmful free radicals in your food. I often serve these with Roasted Sweet Potato Fries, and a big salad. One of my favorite things to do is top my burger with a pat of grass fed butter, allowing it to melt and create a buttery sauce.

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