August 12, 2020 10:19:27 AM
According to the "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior," studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and life's more difficult moments. Great-tasting foods like pork and pulses can be combined to bring families together with quality nutrition, which helps bodies survive and thrive.
Pulses are the nutritionally dense, edible seeds of legumes including dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. Together with pork, this pairing provides critical nutrients to support weight management and immune function, along with plenty of protein -- providing all nine essential amino acids -- fiber, B vitamins, zinc, iron, potassium, selenium and folate.
As part of the Powerful Pairings initiative, launched by the National Pork Board and USA Pulses in an effort to promote pairing whole foods to bring taste, balance and nutrition to the center of the plate, this recipe for Green Chili Jack Smash Burgers encourages a nutritious way to enjoy fresh taste.
Find more information, resources and recipes at powerfulpairings.com.
GREEN CHILI JACK SMASH BURGERS
1 pound ground pork
4 tablespoons red onion, scrubbed with vegetable brush under running water and finely minced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
1 cup cooked black-eyed peas, drained
1 teaspoon salt, plus additional, to taste
4 slices Jack cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, scrubbed with vegetable brush under running water and sliced thin
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Charred green chili mayo:
1 can (3 ounces) diced green chilies
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 green onions, gently rubbed under cold running water and finely sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, gently rubbed under cold running water and chopped
4 hamburger buns
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
1/2 head lettuce, gently rubbed under cold running water
(Source: Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board and USA Pulses)