I’m a big fan of the Food Network and since the coming US Presidential Elections is up in the air, I thought this would be an interesting post on Hip Mama’s Place.
How about stately burgers fit for Presidents? And I mean, Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.
Here are the two yummy burger recipes from the Food Network. After you check them out, scroll to the very bottom of the post and find out how you can enter to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate! Just for fun, hip mamas! 😀
Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Serves: 6 burgers
For the Garlic Butter:
1 head garlic
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
For the Burgers:
6 8-ounce Angus beef patties
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for serving
12 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
6 crusty rolls, such as ciabatta, kaiser or Portuguese, halved
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 350.
Make the butter:
Remove the papery outer layer from the head of garlic and slice off the top to expose the cloves slightly. Wrap the garlic in foil and roast in the oven until soft, about 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then squeeze the roasted pulp into a bowl. Whip with the butter, parsley, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
Make the burgers:
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Season the beef patties generously with salt and pepper and grill, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare, turning once.
Move the burgers to the cooler side of the grill (or reduce the heat on the stove) and top each with some marinara sauce and 2 slices cheese. Spread the cut sides of each roll with some of the garlic butter and place facedown on the grill. Cover and cook until the cheese melts and the buns are toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Place a burger on each roll bottom; add some chopped basil and the roll top. Serve with more marinara sauce, if desired.
Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep Time: 1 hr 0 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Serves: 6 burgers
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon adobo all-purpose seasoning
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts
3/4 cup fresh tomato salsa, plus more for serving
6 slices pepper jack cheese (about 8 ounces)
6 challah rolls or other soft rolls, halved
1 Hass avocado, sliced
Finely grate the zest of the lemon, lime and orange into a medium bowl. Squeeze in the juice of each fruit. Add the chili powder, adobo seasoning and olive oil; whisk to combine. Add the chicken and coat well with the marinade; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Grill the chicken breasts until cooked through, about 8 minutes per side, turning once. Move the chicken to the cooler side of the grill (or reduce the heat on the stove) and top each piece with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 slice cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Place a chicken breast on each roll bottom; add a few slices of avocado and cover with the roll top. Serve with more salsa, if desired.
*Win A $20 Amazon GC! Tell me which of these two burger recipes is your favorite or which one you would most likely make or cook for yourself and your family. I will pick one random winner to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate. Contest ends Monday, October 20th, Midnight EST. One winner will be picked using Random.org. Goodluck!