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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

Chili Burgers

Well, I know it’s summertime, an’ it’s too hot for such things as Hot Chili, so we aint’t gonna’ do such things as that. Instead me and my pal John had a few summertime recipes for warm day cook outs. Instead of big pots of that cold day cuisine we just used some of the same ingredients that made good chili and made a nice summer time patio treat. After all Hamburgers and Mich or Bud make good summer time patio treats, beside the cool breezes and the breezy conflab, whatever.

Still got some great summer holidays poppin’ up like 4th of July and nice weekends on thru to Labor Day, so make the best of the good ol’ summertime without buyin’ expensive fuel to go some place, an’ just stay at home an’ put that patio and grill to work, which is a lot less expensive when you use a bag of charcoal or for that matter even propane than using gas to head for some lake or picnic site. Patio cookin’ and beltin’ down a few cool ones with friends and family can be fun too. Try it you’ll like it.

Here is a recipe for Chili Burgers which is a lot cooler than hot bowls of Chili but has just about the same great taste.

What you need:

    6 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
    2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced with seeds and veins removed (recommended for the Yankee crowd) note: you can find these in the Mexican or Spanish section of your supermarket or at a Latino specialty shop.
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 tablespoon Gephardt’s chili powder
    2 ½ teaspoons paprika
    2 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon onion powder (not onion salt)
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
    2 ½ pounds very lean ground beef
    6 slices pepper jack cheese
    6 hamburger buns, split and toasted on the grill

How to do it:

Combine all the spices, sauces, except meat, cheese, and buns in a large mixing bowl and make sure all is well mixed. Now add the ground beef and make sure it is well incorporated with the spices. Form into 6 equal patties. Grill, covered 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat, until done to your likeness, turn once. When just about done place cheese slices on top of meat and let melt. During last minute grill the buns cut side down. This will make 6 great burgers and if you like you can decorate with pickle slices, onion slices, tomato slices, and lettuce. Serve with Mich or Bud to wash it all down.

And Ya’ll Enjoy Your Backyard Patio Grillin’

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