"I wanted to make a burger that is healthy, light, and incorporates all of my favorite foods. I wanted it to be nutritious, juicy, and easy to make. The bacon wrapped butternut squash and egg burger is delicious hot or cold. It can be made in advance and stored. It can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It grills in the microwave. It explodes with color and the aroma of the bacon and egg will seduce you to the table every time." — Ann Cline
Active time: 10 minutes
1medium cucumber, peeled
3 TbspGreek nonfat yogurt
1/2 tspdill weed
1 pinchMediterranean spice
1/2 cfresh spinach
1/4 cbaby bella mushrooms, diced
2slices of sweet onion
1/4 tspminced garlic
11/2" - 3/4" thick slice of butternut squash cut from the neck
1 tspshredded Parmesan cheese
2slices of thick cut bacon
1Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
1roll, bun, or muffin of your choice
2green leaf lettuce leaves
1 tomato slice
Dice peeled cucumber and add Greek nonfat yogurt, fresh dill, and Mediterranean spice. Mix well and put in the refrigerator to chill.
Steam spinach then squeeze drain it very well. Sautee diced mushrooms and one slice of sweet onion in butter with minced garlic. Set aside to cool before mixing with the spinach. The mixture should be fairly dry overall.
Slice a 1/2" to 3/4” thick round cut from the neck of the squash. Place one tablespoon of spinach mushroom mixture on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Tightly wrap with two slices of bacon. Place in a covered dish, allowing the juices from the bacon to drain away from the burger. Cook in the microwave for five minutes.
While burger is cooking, fry the egg and toast your choice or roll, bun, or muffin. Once toasted, spread the cucumber dill dressing on each half of the bun.
Stack lettuce, onion, tomato, and cooked bacon wrapped butternut squash on bun, roll, or bread. Place fried egg on top of burger before capping it with the other slice of bun, roll, or bread. Press down slightly so that the juice of the dressing, the egg yolk, and bacon can drip onto the other ingredients.
I suggest cutting in half just to appreciate the beautiful color arrangement of this burger before you sink your teeth into this wholesome and filling burger.
Video can be found on youtube.com by searching "Bacon Wrapped Butternut Burger."
Please note: This burger is not soggy. If yours turns out soggy, it is because you did not drain the spinach well enough. The burger should be tightly wrapped with all ingredients securely in place.
This burger is great served immediately while hot, but also tastes great cold.
Your choice of roll, bun, muffin, or bread will work. Muffins work great for breakfast, ciabatta bread for lunch, and burger buns for dinner. Whatever works for your meal.
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