Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chili Burger

Okay, so apparently the little guys actually missed me and I have spent more time holding and loving today than I thought (tough huh:) ) so I am going to throw a quick recipe out today and I will try to get all the details of my trip sorted out for you tomorrow.

We had the grandparents come and stay with the kids. I wanted to leave them lots to eat so they didn’t have to worry about anything since they were doing us such a big favor. I made a big tray of baked ziti, so I bought a large thing of ground beef. Since it was more beef than I needed for the ziti, I made Joel and me some burgers the night before we left. Originally, I was thinking something along the lines of a meatloaf burger (you know, green peppers and onions, the kind of burger that Eddie Murphy had to endure as opposed to the McD kind), but then I had a shift.

You guys know, definately, by now, I love Penzeys. I also love their Chili 9000. So I got thinking, add a bit of the chili 9000, green peppers, onions, some chopped up cheddar cheese, and a bit of tomato paste…you will have a serious burger. So that is what this girl did, and damn, it was GOOD!

1 lb ground beef
1/3 green pepper (sautéed)
1/8 large onion diced (sautéed)
1 large TBS Penzeys chili 9000
3 oz of cheddar cheese (I cubed mine into small cubes, but you could shred it)
2 tbs tomato paste
Salt and Pepper

Just a note, I sautéed the green peppers and onions first. Mix all ingredients and form into patties. I only made 3 because I like a big burger, however you could easily get 4 if you are not a pig like me. Cook as desired.

Just a side note, it was a close call weather to add some egg and bread crumbs, I didn’t. I just worked out, JUST. However if the patties seem to be falling apart add about ¼ c. of bread crumbs (or bread or panko) and an egg.


Chef E said...

That is a freakin great looking burger...I will take one with everything please...

Isn't it great when you return home and they act like you rule the world, their world anyway!

Sara said...

That looks like an awesome burger! I have been wanting to try chili 9000 from penzey's, I need to pick some up soon.

teresa said...

OH YUM! I love me a big fat burger, this looks delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

MMMM.. awesome burger.. Bet I could finish that in 5 bites, it looks so darned good!

RVA Foodie said...

Any reference to Eddie Murphy "Raw" is a winning post in my book. You made me google it. Here's Eddie, talking about his Mommy Gourmet making a "house burger" while the other kids say "we got McDonalds!":

Reeni♥ said...

I'd love to wrap my mouth around that big, fat, delicious burger! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Netts Nook said...

Sounds like a great burger. WOW

Anonymous said...


Coleen's Recipes said...

That burger could feed at least 4 people!! LOL

Joie de vivre said...

Yum, yum, yum!

zerrin said...

Dear Vanessa,
The flavors are great! I love the addition of cheese in burgers. Believe or not, I started to feel so hungry now. Stumbled and thumbed up this hearty burger.

Chris said...

That is a mighty fine looking burger there!

Diana said...

Awww, kiddo snuggles are the best! We don't have our own yet but love seeing our friends' toddlers every week and getting hugs and cuddles from them. Your burger looks amazing!

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Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Holy smokes that looks DEVINE! I want me that burger! Look how fat it is too! My mouth is watering and it's all your fault.

Thanks for posting this, it looks delish as so does your other recipes!


Ricardo said...

sounds super delicious, a definitely must make recipe. thx 4 sharing. :) xx

gaga said...

Whoa, that's a hefty burger! And the flavor combo you created sounds to die for. Yum!