Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wicked Burgers



I know, it's been a while. I haven't seen much traffic lately, so I figured you all must be busy as well. This is a simple summer meal. I really enjoy buffalo meat, if you would like too check out the benefits of cooking with bison check out this link. http://www.greatrangebison.com/
I'll post the recipe for the slaw tomorrow.

PEPPER JACK BISON BURGERS

2 pounds ground buffalo
1 tablespoon seasoning leftover from yam fries
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
2 teaspoons mustard
2 teaspoons horseradish
8 slices pepper jack cheese
1 tablespoon onion flakes

Combine all of the ingredients and form into patties. Grill until medium rare-about 4 minutes each side on high heat. Melt the cheese over the top and serve on foccacia.GARLIC HERB

FOCCACIA
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

In large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F). Let stand 5 minutes until foamy. Add remaining water, flour and salt. Beat until dough forms.
Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead until elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, cover and let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled. Punch dough down and knead a few times. Return to oiled bowl, cover and rise again until doubled, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets. After dough has risen the second time, press air out and divide in half. On a floured surface, roll each half into a 9 x12-inch rectangle. Place on prepared baking sheets and brush with olive oil. Scatter garlic, oregano, rosemary and parsley over surface of each and press lightly. Sprinkle with salt. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden.


SPICY YAM FRIES

3 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon dry parsley
Olive Oil, for tossing
5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
½ teaspoon of cayenne
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all of the seasonings together. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with parchment. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of seasoning, and the cayenne and cinnamon. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet in a single layer.. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.

SARA’S BEST BBQ SAUCE
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/ 4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup ketchup
1 minced shallot
3 chopped garlic
2 Tablespoons diced jalapeƱo or 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 t cumin
1 c apple jelly
1 T fresh ground ginger

Combine all ingredients in heavy large saucepan. Simmer until reduced by at least a third. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious feast! Love those yam fries!

Sara said...

Thanks, I feel like you are my own personal cheerleader...you rock!