Thursday, April 2, 2009
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.