Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cowboy Burger

Cowboy Burger!

May is National Burger Month. So let’s celebrate. Hamburgers can be delicious just as is or you can get really creative.  I chose to get creative.  I went all Texas on this burger: steak seasoning, BBQ sauce, bacon, and fried onion straws.  Yee-haw!

I prefer everything a little louder. So I actually used 1 teaspoon of cumin, a heaping teaspoon garlic powder, and smoked salt.

Servings:  6 burgers
Hardware:  Measuring spoons and cups, mixing bowl, no-powder latex gloves, a spatula, a heavy bottom frying pan
Time: Prep-10 minutes, Cook-10-12 minutes

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef (the best that you can afford)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced, dried onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 6 buns, 6 slices of cheese (I used white cheddar) BBQ sauce, 6 slices of bacon-cut in half, fried onion straws (Durkee)
  • Cooking spray

  1. This is easiest to do with your hands. Put on the gloves. Mix the beef and the next 8 ingredients together. Don’t over handle the beef as it will make tough burgers.
  2. Divide the ground beef into 6 equal patties. Make a small dimple in the center of each burger. Spray the pan with cooking spray (or use the fat in the pan you cooked the bacon in- which I did.) Heat the pan over medium-high. Place the burgers into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip. Cook for 5-6 more minutes. Place a cheese slice onto each burger during the last minute or so of cooking so that it will melt.
  3. To serve, place the warm burgers onto the split buns, cheese side up. Top each burger with 2 half bacon slices, 1½ tablespoons of BBQ sauce and fried onion straws.

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