Monday, May 16, 2011

Blue Cheese Burger with Tart Cherry BBQ sauce

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Serves 2
6 ounces 93/7 ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp worchestershire
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
 4 slices roasted or grilled sweet onions
2 slices blue chesse or smoked cheddar
2 pieces natures own deli thins

Mix everything together and form into 2 patties. Put in the refrigerator while the onions roast

To roast onions you will need 1 onion sliced into 1-inch slices. Heat oven to 425 and brush a baking sheet with olive oil, then brush the topside of the onion and season with salt and pepper put in the oven for about 20 to 25 min. they should be soft and caramelized on the pan side.


Serves 2
1 sweet potato
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
2 sprigs thyme
1 clove garlic

Heat oven to 425.
Cut the potatoes into desired shape and put in a bowl. Mince the garlic and thyme together and put in bowl toss together with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Lay out on a baking tray and bake about 20 to 25 min (you can bake at the same time as the onions on the same tray).

Cherry BBQ sauce
Yields: 1 cup
3 strips bacon (diced)
½ Onion (diced)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
¼ cup sorghum or molasses
1 cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
½ ounce dark chocolate

Heat a heavy saucepot to medium high and add the bacon, cook until bacon starts to brown and the fat is rendered out. Add the onions and garlic, cook until they start to brown, add the spiced and sorghum and cook about 1 to 2 minutes to allow the flavor to develop. Add the vinegar and cook down to ½ cup and add the ketchup cook about 10 minutes. Put in a blender with chocolate and blend till smooth. You can strain it through a fine sieve or leave it chunky. I prefer to strain it.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, I am drooling!!! Can't wait to try some of your recipes.