Chipotle Herbed Burgers
Serves 3 or 4
Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Feb 2008 Magazine Everyday
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp dried dill (I couldn't find fresh at the store)
1 1/2 Tbs chopped flat leaf parsley
1 large shallot finely diced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 chipotle & some adobe sauce, finely chopped
1 Tbs olive oil
Hamburger buns ( I used this recipe to make some buns - was great!)
Mustard, Ketchup, and whatever toppings you like
2 slices cheese - I cut the cheese (Colby) into triangles and put 2 triangles on each burger
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (usually add this to all my burgers to bring out the meaty taste)
|Homemade bread makes a kitchen smell amazing. I made these one day in advance. |
See the link above for recipe for these delightful things!
1. In a bowl mix meat, salt, pepper, herbs, sauce and chipotle
2. Heat the oil on an indoor grill, outdoor grill, or skillet
3. Grill burgers approx 5-7 minutes on each side over medium - or medium low
(don't move around in the pan - let them sit and get a bit caramelized on the bottom)
4. Flip burgers only once and when a few minutes before cooking time is done, check temp to make sure it is to the doneness that you prefer, and add the cheese.
The cheese needs at least a minute - two minutes to get melty. Meat will continoue cooking a minute or so on the plate so take that into consideration if you are wanting it medium or rarer.
5. Heat the buns and serve with desired toppings and sides
Optional sides that would go great with this: Corn on the cob, fries, chips, watermelon, tater tots, potato salad, green salad, any sort of fresh spring time veggie, lemonade, or sweet tea
Hope you are enjoying the last little bit of winter. I know some areas just were hit with a lot of snow. So keep making soups, stews, and yummy hardy casseroles if you are in that predicament. If not pull out the sunglasses and get ready for Easter because
Spring is coming!
Cheers for getting ready for spring food
From my kitchen to yours