Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Southwestern Grillin'

My blog entries may be a little back and forth since I have some catching up to do. But I actually made this last night, and as Rachael Ray would say - YUM-O! It is pretty hot again, so I didn't feel like cooking in the kitchen. Grilling burgers and corn sounded great - and they were - one of my favorite burgers that I've made. It included my new favorite ingredient - Mrs.Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning (and it's salt free). I served it with a great big baby spinach & romaine salad. I did forget one thing - I was going to add some turkey bacon on top, or cooked and crumbled in with the beef mixture, I might try again tonight!

Sizzling Southwest Chipotle Cheeseburgers
*I estimated the amounts of BBQ sauce & seasoning

1lb ground sirloin (or whatever meat you prefer)
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion (or grated)
1 clove garlic, minced
a dash of salt and pepper (if desired)
2 teaspoons of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend (more if desired)
2 tbsp BBQ sauce (I used Stubs Smoky Mesquite, but Sweet Baby Rays Honey Chipotle or a honey BBQ sauce would be great too)
2 tbsp shredded Monterrey jack cheese
sliced red onion
sliced cheddar Monterrey Jack cheese
Extra BBQ sauce for topping

Mix together just till ingredients are combined (beef through shredded cheese & don't over mix!) Form into 4 patties, pressing down slightly in the center. Grill till desired, maybe 7 minutes each side for well done. A couple of minutes before burgers are done, put more cheese on top if desired, and toast the buns. Grilling the onion would also be good too! I topped with some extra BBQ sauce.

Southwest Chipotle and Lime Grilled Corn
*I estimated the following amounts

2 ears of corn, husked
1 tbsp Smart Balance or butter, softened
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
sprinkle of garlic salt & pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp of Mrs.Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
squeeze of lime juice

Mix all ingredients and spread on corn. Wrap in foil and grill for about 15-20 minutes, turning often. Remove from foil and squeeze some more lime juice, sprinkle on extra seasonings if desired.


Katie said...

UGH! Those look soooooo delicious. Totally mouthwatering!

Renea said...

Looks great! I'm excited to come up with some new burger recipes this summer too.