Why is it that we always try and cram more into a long weekend than we would into a normal one?! One day I will learn my lesson and just relax. I suppose even when I’m relaxing though I like to be cooking. By the time Monday came around I was itching to bake some cookies and can some veggies! Unfortunately, we were much too busy for that. We spent Memorial Day with Ktam’s family and whipped up a big batch of German potato salad. My favorite part of Monday was definitely the homemade (GF) Marionberry pie my sister-in-law made served with french vanilla ice cream. I’m going to have to get my hands on that recipe!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 c bread crumbs (GF substitute finely crushed sesame crackers or similar)
- 1 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 t chile powder
- Chipotle mayo (see below)
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, sliced
- 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 burger buns, toasted (GF buns for those avoiding)
- Dilly Beans
- 1/4 c mayonnaise
- 2 t chipotle chiles en adobo sauce (i.e. no chiles, just the sauce), to taste depending on your desired heat level
For the Chipotle Mayo, mix together the mayonnaise and the chipotle chiles. It’s that easy. It’s also delicious. Don’t feel bad if you are opening a can of chipotle chiles en adobo because it will stay in your fridge for 3-4 weeks if well sealed (DO NOT STORE IN CAN–one word: botulism). Looking for another recipe to use your leftovers on? I’ll share my favorite use for them eventually but meanwhile try some Chipotle Meatballs, Bacon & Tomato Guacamole, Zucchini-Mushroom Tacos with Chorizo, or even Kabobs Al Pastor.
Grill the burgers to your desired doneness (yes, doneness–otherwise I would just suggest medium), and apply the cheese to the patties during the last few minutes on the grill. Toast the patties either on the grill or in a toaster oven, and then assemble. If you’re feeling dangerous, I highly suggest at least 6 slices of jalapeños per burger. I like to put mine right on top of the cheese so they don’t fall off. Enjoy the satisfying crunch of freshly toasted bun, raw red onion, and jalapeño. Serves 4.