POP Nutrition: Barbeqeue Fiesta – Grilled Filet Mignon, Hamburgers, & Veg Skewers With Russian Barbeque Sauce

Hi guys,

It is hot but nothing will stop me from grilling. I love the food preparation, grilling, and of course eating. It is the entire experience. This time my boyfriend and I marinated filet Mignon, made fresh hamburgers, and conjured vegetable skewers with a Russian take on to a traditional American barbeque sauce. It came out amazing.

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1lb 85 % lean beef organic
  • 4 green zucchinis
  • 4 yellow squash
  • 30 babe onions or use 1 large onion cut into squares
  • 4 large sweet red peppers
  • 2 large tomatoes (yellow and green)
  • 2 Persian cucumber
  • 2-4 slices Ezekiel bread (I eat my sandwiches Russian style – open faced so depending what you like you will need 2 or more)
  • 10 leaves basil
  • bunch of cilantro
  • bunch of parsley
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 head of garlic
  •  3 green onions
  • chives

Marinade: I used 1 tsp of the dried spices listed below

  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • green onion
  • basil
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted tomato paste
  • paprika
  • 1 large red onion
  • celery seeds
  • flax seeds
  • sesame oil
  • 1 head of garlic
  • onion powder
  • black pepper
  • red pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • mustard seed
  • lemon
  • lemon peel
  • marjoram
  • coriander
  • cardamon
  • oregano
  • thyme
  • dill

Russian Barbeques Sauce Ingredients:

  • filet Mignon marinade as the base (see ingredients above)
  • 2 tbsp dried unsweetened goji berries
  • 2 tbsp flour (I used buckwheat)
  • 1 tbsp honey or coconut sweetener

Marinated Filet Mignon Cooking Steps:

  1. Mix all the marinade spices.
  2. Chop onion, garlic, parsley, and cilantro.
  3. Add all liquid into a glass bowl, fold in spices, and chopped vegetables, mix well, add filet Mignon. Make sure the meat is completely submerged. Put in the fridge over night or for at least 2 hours.
  4. When ready, cook on the grill until desired temperature. Keep the marina – that will be our base for the Russian marinade.

Russian Barbeques Sauce Cooking Steps:

  1. Take the sauce from the filet Mignon marinade and pore it into a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Fold in barbeques sauce spices (see the ingredients list above). Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer on low until it is nice and thick.

Burger Cooking Steps:

  1. Mix all the spices, add eggs, and meat, blend on high speed.
  2. Once mixed well, shape 4 oz burger and cook on the grill for 10 min or until the desired temperature is reached.
  3. Serve with bread, vegetables and Russian barbeque sauce.

Vegetable Skewers Cooking Steps:

  1. Cut zucchini and sash into 1 inch circles, and peppers into 2 inch squares.
  2. Using wood or metal skewers put one slice of zucchini, onion, pepper, squash, and repeat until the end of the skewer. 
  3. Place on grill and cook for 5 minutes then turn.


Have a great Sunday.


Esse Libere Fitness – Free To Be Fit

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