Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Does this sound good, or what?

I loooooovvvvvvveeeeee onions.

Top burgers with a special onion topping and American cheese for a tangy topped cheeseburger.
Topping Ingredients:
* 1 large red onion, sliced, separated into rings
* 1 large white or yellow onion, sliced, separated into rings
* 2 tablespoons honey
* 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
* 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Burgers Ingredients:
* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 4 hamburger buns
* 8 (1-ounce) slices LAND O LAKES® Deli American Cheese Product
Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
Meanwhile, combine all topping ingredients in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until onions are softened (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat. Keep warm.
Shape ground beef into 4 (4-inch) patties. Place patties onto grill. Grill, turning once, until burgers are cooked through (15 to 18 minutes).
To serve, place burgers onto bottom half of buns; top each with 2 slices cheese, 1 tablespoon onion topping mixture and top half of bun.
Ingredient Substitution Index
Yield: 4 sandwiches

Now we just have to have beans with this.

Bush's Tropical Beans in a Boat
Serves 6-8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
1 cup sweet onion, such as Vidalia, chopped
1 Tbl. butter
1/2 pound of smoked bacon
1 pound chuck steak, cut into 1" pieces
2 cans (28 oz.) BUSH'S Boston Recipe Baked Beans
1 whole pineapple, stem leaves left on
Sour cream for garnish
Place a cast iron skillet over a hot grill* and add onion and butter. Saute onion until slightly browned. Remove onion from pan and set aside.
Add bacon to empty skillet on hot grill* and cook until crisp. Remove bacon, drain on paper towel and then chop into 1" pieces. Pour out half of the bacon fat, retaining rest in pan.
Add chuck steak to skillet and brown meat thoroughly. When meat is cooked, add bacon and stir well. Mix in beans and onion. Place skillet on grill* over indirect heat, until mixture boils.
Cut pineapple in half vertically, keeping leaves attached. Lay pineapple on round side. Remove pineapple with sharp knife or grapefruit spoon, leaving 1/2" at bottom and sides of pineapple. Chop scooped out pineapple into squares.
When ready to serve, gently fold 1 cup pineapple into bean mixture. Divide mixture evenly between pineapple halves.
Garnish with remaining chopped pineapple and dollop of sour cream.

Ooooo, Oooooo. I almost forgot the corn on the cob.

Serves 8.
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp. red pepper sauce
8 ears corn-on-the-cob
In a small bowl, combine butter and red pepper sauce. Mix well. Melt, if desired.
Peel one side of corn husk away from cob without removing completely and loosen remaining husk. Do not remove silk. Brush butter mixture over kernels and smooth back husk to original shape. Twist open end to close.
Prepare grill. Place corn directly onto coals. Cover grill with lid or foil tent.
Cook two to three minutes. Test. If not done, turn and roast another two minutes. The outside husk will be charred. To serve, strip off husks and silk.

O My Gawd, I forgot to get the beer. Who want to go to the beer distributer for a keg of Sam Adams?


Lucky Pink said...

Sounds good. What time is dinner? I'll hook us up with the keg... my friend works at a distributor.

BTExpress said...

This weekend works for me. I'll expect you around 2:00, OK?