Monday, May 28, 2012

Chili Stuffed Burger

These holidays are coming up of me at record pace. Memorial Day? Really? It's all just happening to fast. This year is flying by. The only good thing about Memorial Day (and no I am not going to say shopping) is that in my mind, it signals SUMMER! Luckily we live were you can eat summer food year round. Actually, the same goes with winter food. We have a wild climate here. Which is probably why you see the weird combo of things you see on my blog.

Last summer I went out of my way to do a different burger every week during the summer. This happens to be my favorite creation that we came up with . The premise of the burger is not mine. It came from my father who I am not sure where he got it from. When we were kids we ate these hamburgers called Poor Man Steaks that were really just stuffed burgers. My father put so much "stuff" in them that you probably could afford a steak after buying the bacon, mushrooms, cheese, onions, etc. The list goes on. Today's burger is similar except its chilis and cream cheese. Two of my favorite foods.

Chili Stuffed Burgers
Makes 6 burgers

1/2 cube cream cheese (left out to soften for at least an hour
1 can Ortega chilis
1 jumbo pack of hamburger (I buy the cheap 80/20
BBQ seasoning (I'm using Susie Q)

This is too easy. Take 1/2 cube of cream cheese and 1 can of Ortega chilis and mix well.

If you have made Poor Man Steaks before you know to start with two thin patties. I like to use two plates and make a patty on each.
Now dump a healthy spoonful of the cheese mixture on one patty

Cover with the other patty and crimp the edges. Be gentle. It's worth the work.
Repeat till you are out of meat
Chill for 30 minutes
BBQ till desired doneness. Be gentle with these babies

Out of all the burgers we made, only one leaked. The Fireman was threatening to eat off the BBQ. The cheese was too much for him.

Top with Chipotle Mayo
1/2 cup mayo
2 TB chipotle adobo sauce (it's the tomato sauce in the can the chilis are packed in.)
1/2 juice of one lime
Mix well


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