Wheat germ is high in various B vitamins such as folate, niacin, thiamin, and vitamin B6 as well as calcium, fiber, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. These burgers are quick to make and taste great! I serve mine on regular burger buns with guacamole & melted cheddar on top and pickled pepper rings & jalepeño bbq sauce beneath... So good :)
- 2 chicken breasts (about a lb or lb & a half)
- 1⁄4 cup wheat germ (or more if you'd like)
- 1 -2 teaspoon vegetable oil (or oil of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder (the kind you make chili with)
- salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp each)
- Process chicken in a food processor. You could use pre-ground if you have it on hand, but I bought some cheap quality breasts and wanted to get rid of them --
- Add all spices and wheat germ. You could process to avoid manhandling the chicken, but my food processor is a small one so I mix in a separate bowl with my hands.
- Form mixture into 4 baseball-size balls, then flatten evenly. Burgers tend to rise in the middle, so it's important to flatten them evenly, or even a bit more in the centres.
- At this point you can bbq the burgers on an oiled grill or, as I do, broil in a gas broiler on tinfoil (to help with clean up).
- Spritz burgers with oil and broil or grill for 7 minutes. The tops (or bottoms on a grill) will be a nice golden brown.
- Flip burgers, spritz again and broil or grill for about 5 more minutes.
- Top with cheese and let burgers sit off the heat source for a few minutes. The cheese will melt and the burgers will retain their juices.
- Top with guacamole or sliced tomato (or both if you like your burger kinda sloppy!).