Saturday, March 20, 2010

Considering I've been gone for 2 months...

I figured I'd do something completely different than what I normally do.

Yes, I'm still knitting. I am, however, taking a hiatus for a while because I'm getting married in April. It's a long time coming, so I'm sure that not everyone is surprised by this. I've been with my fiancee for over 5 years & we have a son together, whom I've posted here before. He's 4½ going on 16.

Anyhow, aside from knitting I've been getting more into cooking. I LOVE cooking and baking. I always have. I just haven't tried anything terribly different lately cause we been in what we like to call...a Food Rut. I'm sure you've been there too. Where you eat the same 6 meals for months. It's not fun. So the a few months ago someone pointed me toward Pioneer Woman and Bakerella. I'm sure most of you have heard of them too. I hadn't at that point.

I also found that I LOVE PW food. This is one of her recipes that I have flipped up because my Fiancee doesn't eat red meat, so I'll post what I did differently...

This recipe, from PW's site & Tasty Kitchen is called My Most Favorite Burger Ever. (for now)

So I started with the printed out recipe...

I chopped up some red onions, grabbed my brown sugar and butter and got to caramelizing my onions. Which by the way, I could have eaten them that way. Forget about the rest of the food.

Then I mixed up the turkey meat. I added garlic powder, salt, ground pepper to taste and about 1TBS of Goya salsa picante, which is what I had on hand vs her recipe which calls for Tobasco. With her spicy mayo sauce, I used 2½TBS of light mayo (please. Mayonnaise. Not Miracle Whip. Seriously, that stuff is SO nasty) and added about 2tsp of the same salsa picante. Notice there's not clear photo of that?? That stuff made my mayo pink. It was really creepy looking. I won't be using the salsa picante next time. No kidding.

I grabbed my no-seed Kaiser rolls and hacked them in half. I could have slathered that mayo and the onions on there and called it a day, but I chose to follow through for the man cause he can't cook anything but toast. I toasted up the buns on the grill pan while the lovely red onions were still caramelizing.

So I grabbed a honking chunk of the ground meat, probably about a ½lb and balled it up and made a patty that would fit on the roll and tossed it on a preheated over med-low heat on my gas stove. I cooked the patties about 4mins on one side prior to flipping. About 2mins into that cook time I rotated about 45° to get the hatch marks.

Then I slathered the awkwardly pink spicy mayo on the rolls, added some BBQ and ranch over the top of the onions on the patty to heat it up as I can't stand cold condiments. After it was heated up, I placed it on the roll and added some baby greens. Smooshed on the top roll & Voila! Dinner is served!! I served roasted potatoes on the side and some garden salad.



A mom to one, living in the North said...
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caribooknits said...

Those look soooo yummy Myla! {drool}

(If you see a deleted comment, that was me fooling around with some profile setting - just ignore LOL)