Sunday, March 25, 2007

Oriental Burgers

[adapted from More Lean and Luscious by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder. ISBN:0-914629-49-2]

1 pound lean ground beef
1 egg
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoon finely minced onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, combine beef with remaining ingredients. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties. Place on a rack in a broiler pan. Cook approximately 3 inches from heat until done to taste, turning half-way through.

Spice-Glazed Chicken

[adapted from Lean and Luscious by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder. ISBN:0-914629-20-4]

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon vinegar
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup thinly sliced onion, separated into rings after measuring

Preheat oven to 350F. Place chicken in a shallow baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Baste chicken with a little of the sauce, leaving the onions in the saucepan. Back chicken 1 hour, uncovered, basting frequently with sauce while baking. During the last 20 minutes of baking, arrange onion rings over chicken. Serve any remaining sauce with the cooked chicken.