Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tonight's dinner and a product review

I went to Trader Joe's yesterday and I spotted these Ground Buffalo Steak Burgers in the freezer case. I BBQ'd a couple tonight.

Verdict: pretty tasty for a "frozen burger" and with 43 g. of protein per patty! I will be getting them again. These are NOT the pre-cooked version (I guess they have those too) they are cooked from raw. Caution: buffalo is very low in fat so be careful not to overcook them. I ate 3/4 of one with a little Tomato and Onion Gratin.

Here's some food porn and the gratin recipe. Enjoy.

Shelly's Tomato & Onion Gratin

4-5 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 cups grated Italian Cheese (mozzarella fontina blend)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blanch and de-skin tomatoes. Place the skinless tomatoes in a colander in the sink in 1 layer. Lightly sprinkle with kosher salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes. Saute yellow onion till golden. Toss tomato slices, basil, and sauteed onion together and pour into a greased baking dish. Season with a little more salt and pepper. Combine the grated cheeses, chopped green onion and mayonnaise together. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Note: May bubble over a bit so place a cookie sheet under pie dish. To serve, cut into slices and serve warm. FYI: This is also great served at brunch with eggs.


Anonymous said...

Shelly - it's only 8:30 a.m. here in MN but now I'm hungry and I need to go to Trader Joe's!!! Yummy. Thanks for sharing, you are awesome.

Debbie said...

I use buffalo in all recipes calling for beef. It's so lean!