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Who knew just lean beef, soy sauce, and minced garlic could make a refreshing burger? I consider myself lucky to have recently stumbled upon an Asian Burger recipe from Laura’s Lean Beef website. This website has a variety of beef recipes that are simple, yet unique.Physically, the Asian burger took on a darker than usual shade of brown from the soy sauce. While cooking the burger on the grill, the assertive aroma from the soy sauce was difficult for my taste buds to ignore. Unlike the strong  aroma, the minced ginger and soy sauce complimented each other nicely; not one ingredient overpowered the other.

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The glistening green onions on top of the burger reminded me of the sun hitting the surface of a pool. Green onions, also known as scallions, are a common ingredient used in Asian recipes. The green onions on this burger acted like the cherry on top a sundae; adding colour and a distinct flavour profile that trigger memories.The burger itself was beyond easy to make. It took the same time to prepare this burger, as it would to fry an egg or toast a piece of bread. If you do not like green onions, I would recommend having a slice of avocado on this burger to add a smooth texture to the dish.

It’s about balance . . .

We all can get stuck in a recipe rut sometimes, but it is important we dig ourselves out. Eating the same foods every week will bring in the same nutrients for your body. You cannot expect your body to excel at its best if you don’t provide it with a balanced diet. Not to mention, eating the same foods over and over again can get boring. Who wants to eat one vegetable for the rest of their life?

With recipes so readily available on the internet, it will only take a few minutes to find a recipe that fits your cooking equipment requirements, time commitments, and ingredient lists. Don’t be afraid to try something new. New ingredients, flavours, nutrients, and dishes await you!

Overall Recipe Rating: 3/5 Kiwis