Sunday, August 28, 2011

Southwest Burgers

We had Southwest Burgers Friday night, and they were really good.  I'll probably never make them again.

Yes,  you heard me right. Why?  Because I'm a part time food blogger (book blogger, garden blogger, etc) and there is not enough time in the world to make and eat everything I want to.

Do you, as a food blogger, (book bloggers need not reply) ever feel that with some of these great dishes you make, you'll never  'get a chance' to try again, because you are so busy looking for something new for your blog?      Always on the lookout for something new and tasty?   And it's fun and we enjoy it, but sometimes while looking thru my blog, I'll come across something and say,  'that was really good, I should make it again.'  But I don't.  Usually.   I hate that.  And the Handyman hates it more.  He'll sometimes ask about something I made once and say,  "that was really good, why don't we have it again?"
I have no answer for him.  Do you?

I said this was a really good burger and they were.  They were a fun, novel, unique kind of burger. 
Everyone liked them and they  were really pretty easy to make.  BUT ---while they were really good,  they weren't really 'great', if you know what I mean.  So, that's another reason I probably won't make  again.
YOU should try them  if:
you love the southwest flavor  (They had a great taco flavor! They really did.)
love french fried onions  (I now have half a can leftover that I don't know what to do with)
are so burger crazy, you feel you must try them all.

I found this in Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade  Best of Summer  magazine and we had our friends, the Milton's to dinner to help do the taste test.  As I said,  everyone did like them, and it was a really fun evening, eating out on the patio, drinking wine and finishing the meal with a  Lemonade Pie  (post tomorrow).
All said, they were a fun burger and a fun evening.

Southwest Burgers

1 pound ground chuck
1 package original taco seasoning mix
4 Colby-Jack cheese slices
2 Tbls butter
8 slices Texas Toast
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup french-fried onion rings
1/2 cup chunky salsa--medium

1.  In a large bowl, combine ground chuck and taco seasoning mix.  Form mixture  into 4 patties.
2. Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.  Preheat grill to med-high heat.
3.  Grill burgers covered with grill lid, for 5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.  Top each patty with 1 slice cheese and grill, covered with lid until cheese melts, about  1-2 minutes.
4. Spread Butter evenly on both sides of toast.  Grill toast for  1-2 minutes on each side, or until  golden brown.
5.  Spread  2 Tbls sour cream on 4 slices of toast. Top each with 1/4cup fried onions, 1 burger and 2 Tbls salsa.  Cover with remaining 4 toast slices.
Serve immediately.


bermudaonion said...

My husband would love it if I tried a different recipe every night.

Brenda said...

These do sound good Debbie and I know EXACTLY what you mean. I'm going to be making less new stuff and more old favourites.

MM said...

After reading the first two sentences, I had to reread to make sure I had it right! Ha!

My family has input when I plan our weekly menu (so I don't have to do it all...not b/c I'm nice or anything) and they would never let me pass up old favorites. But I do feel like I don't get a chance to make all of the great things I see on other blogs b/c I'm too busy trying things for my own. (Maybe I really should join the secret recipe club.)

sadie607 said...

I actually think your question applies to book readers and bloggers as well. There are far too many books to read and not nearly enough time. I have books i love and want to re-read but there are other books that I haven't yet read. It's a problem.

Pretend Chef said...

Since my guy is such a picky eater the only recipes I repeat is one that he goes out of his way to request. In the 4 years I've known him I only have 6 recipe cards that are part of the rotation. It's very rare when a recipe is repeated. This burger looks and sounds so delicious. One I'd love to try.

Karen said...

I like that these are served on the Texas toast. I'd probably make the same old thing again and again if I didn't have a blog... it helps me try out new things, which is fun!

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