Sunday, January 30, 2011

Poblano Provalone Burgers

I created some gourmet burgers, as planned, Friday night. I searched some recipes online, and nothing was "hitting the spot" for me. All the recipes I as perusing were probably excellent - but it wasn't satisfiying my vision. I finally found a recipe for Bobby Flay's Poblano Pepper Burgers.

His recipe involves grilling peppers, placing in a blender with honey, cilantro, s & p, making a sauce -- and using that to garnish the burger. I am almost positive this would be absolutely delicious. But, it wasn't what I was wanting. So instead......I did my own thing.....

1) Make patties. Add BBQ sauce and fresh herbs to the hamburger so it's sticky (I cook only with low fat beef). Make sure you throw a little cayenne in there too. Gotta have a little bit of heat.

2) Grill poblano peppers face down right next to the burgers on the grill.

3) Once the burgers are getting read, place 1 pepper on each burger, and top with a healthy slice of Provalone cheese. This way the cheese blankets in the pepper.

They look pretty simple, sweet, and non-intimidating straight off the grill....but....

When placed on a Multi-Grain Ciabatta roll, garnished with pickles, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and a little K & M (ketchup & mustard)................

Delicious. Great served with a bottle of Dos Equis.

In addition to creating burgers our weekend was been a little bit more hectic than we envisioned. But it's been fun.

Friday was spent kind of running errands, going to the gym, getting the house together, Ryan wood-worked, I did some shopping.

Saturday Ryan had a Precinct Committee member training all morning. So I cleaned, worked out, and attempted to find a dress in my closet for the wedding that didn't make me angry.

Which brings me to...............

Remembering the days in college when I loved wearing dresses. It was fun. Exciting!!

Now it makes me crabby.

We attended a wedding yesterday and it was a great time. The bride & groom couldn't have asked for a better day. 70 degrees, VERY mild breeze, sunny.

 It was kind of funny.......The wedding was on January 29 here in Tucson, AZ. Outdoor wedding. The weather was warmer than our wedding in AUGUST in Minnesota.

Well, I hope this finds you all either finishing off a fanstasic/relaxing weekend or starting up a great new week!

Happy February! I already have a dish of sweethearts-with-the-cheesy-statements in my kitchen. I kind of love these candies.


Marlys said...

I'm trying to picture an outside wedding in January in ND! Hmm - you couldn't tell the bride from the snow! We got another inch or so today and it was below zero all day - that's not supposed to happen! I know you are enjoying these temps as it won't be long and you'll be back to the 100's! Tough to have an outdoor wedding in that!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ha, how bizarre that it was warmer in Jan than it was in Aug! We live in a bizarre area! :)

Those burgers look delish!

B and B said...

Thanks for sharing the burger recipe. I love poblano chiles. I will give these a try!