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Ostrich Burgers

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Ostrich Burgers

We find that in today's society of ever increasing information on nutrition and health, our customers are interested in alternative sources of protein that have a low fat content and the all-important lower calorie count, while not comprising flavor. The ostrich burger at Sassafras is a perfect alternative to the traditional sirloin burger.

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4
Servings
533
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds ground ostrich
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 buns

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees if not using an outdoor grill.

In a large bowl, combine the ostrich, eggs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and pepper. Season with salt, to taste, and fold together by hand; it is important not to overmix or use a lot of force as this will cause the burger to toughen up later. Portion into 4 patties and let rest in the refrigerator.

Preheat a grill or cast-iron pan on medium-high heat. Add the patties and sear for 3 minutes, then flip and reduce the heat to medium. If using a grill, lower the cover and continue cooking until the desired level of doneness is reached (medium or lower is recommended). If using a cast-iron pan, place in the oven to finish.

Remove from the heat to rest for a few minutes before serving; while resting, cover with aluminum foil for good results. Serve on buns with condiments and toppings of your choice.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving533
Total Fat23g36%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated6g30%
Cholesterol241mg80%
Protein53g100%
Carbs24g8%
Vitamin A43µg5%
Vitamin B1211µg100%
Vitamin B61mg58%
Vitamin C4mg7%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.8mg4.2%
Vitamin K34µg42%
Calcium116mg12%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)41µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)102µg25%
Folic acid36µgN/A
Iron9mg51%
Magnesium62mg15%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)12mg60%
Phosphorus549mg78%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium840mg24%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg47.6%
Sodium703mg29%
Thiamin (B1)0.7mg46.8%
Zinc9mg58%