Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday's value meal...

Happy Labor Day everyone, since this is the weekend known for enjoying everything outdoors and enjoying the last of the Summer I thought I would keep it simple and stick with Hamburgers for the grill.  As with the hot dogs that I did earlier this Summer, you can make a burger any way you like.  My personal favorites are fresh avocado, a fresh tomato slice from my garden and mayonnaise on a Kaiser roll, or roasted green pepper with pineapple on a Kings Hawaiian Roll for a great Hawaiian burger.  I have found some other great combinations of buns and toppings over the years as well so experiment and see what you like.

So today is no basic burger recipe, how about a wine burger on the grill?  I have never tried this but when I found the recipe it sounded like something I want to try...SOON! 

The Wine Burger

•2lbs ground beef
•8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
•1/2 cup Sangria (or other red wine of your choice)
•4 slices sharp cheddar (cut at least 1/4” thick) or 8 slices American cheese
•4 hamburger buns
•Lettuce, tomato slices, pickles, onion…whatever you like on a burger

1.In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bacon, and wine. Lightly toss until evenly mixed.

2.Form eight patties slightly larger in diameter than the buns. Remember to press lightly just until the patties hold together for the lightest, juiciest results.

3.Place one chunk of cheddar or 2 slices of American cheese in the center of four patties. Add a smear of mustard if desired.

4.Top each one with the remaining patties and press lightly together, sealing the edges.

5.Fry or grill, turning once, until the patties are seared on the outside and cooked to your preference on the inside.

6.Serve them on buns with the toppings of your choice.
 
---Main course---

$2.00 off any fresh beef when you purchase any two Snyder's of Hanover 16 oz pretzels or tortilla chips, 10 oz flavored pieces, nibblers or pretzel chips. (Coupon is about 3/4 of the way down the page.)
$0.50 off one French's Mustard, you will need to sign up for their email news letter.
$0.75 off one Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise (you will need to fill out the form for them to mail it to you)
$1.00 off any size Wholly Guacamole
$4.00 off three President Fat Free Feta, Sorrento Fat Free or Low Fat Ricotta, Precious Fat Free or Low Fat Ricotta or The Skinny Cheese (you get a free cookbook with this offer as well.) 
$0.75 off one HORMEL® Fully Cooked Bacon product
$0.55 off any two HORMEL® chili products

---Salad---

$1.00 off  any two Litehouse products

---Vegetable---

$0.60 off three any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables
$0.40 off one any variety 19 OZ. - 24 OZ. Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables

---Beverage---

$1.00 off one Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink Multi pack when you create your own bottle artwork. (the link is along the bottom of the page) 
-or-
$0.55 off one Real California Milk

---Dessert---

$1.00 off any two Lucky Leaf Pie Filling

I hope you are all having a great Labor Day!

C.Q. 

1 comment:

  1. I will be interested in hearing how they turn out.

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