Friday, May 28, 2010

Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate. Place the ground turkey, onion, cilantro, chipotle chile pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, and black pepper in a mixing bowl; mix well. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Cook the hamburgers on the preheated grill until the turkey is no longer pink in the center, about 4 minutes per side. Place the mozzarella slices on the patties 2 minutes before they are ready. Serve on the toasted buns.

Spicy Burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 small fresh poblano chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 fresh habanero pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, garlic, jalapeno peppers, poblano pepper, habanero pepper, red pepper flakes, cilantro, and cumin. Form into burger patties.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place burgers on grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done.

Ranch Burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 onion, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ground beef, ranch dressing mix, egg, crushed crackers, and onion. Form into hamburger patties.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place patties on the grill, and cook 5 minutes per side, or until well done.

Meatloaf on the Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground turkey or hamburger
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground pork, ground turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, mushrooms, garlic, Italian seasoning, basil, and Worcestershire sauce using your hands. Pat evenly into a 9 inch pie plate.
  3. Place the pie plate onto a cookie sheet, and place on the grill grate. Close the lid, and cook for 30 to 45 minutes, until no longer pink. The meat will cook faster on the grill than in the oven.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pour the cake mix into a large bowl. Make a well in the center, and add peanut butter, oil, eggs, and water. Mix until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly using a fork dipped in water.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cookies set on cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before carefully removing from the cookie sheet to cool on wire racks.

Wisconsin Bratwurst

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh bratwurst sausages
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 10 hoagie rolls

Directions

  1. Prick bratwurst with fork to prevent them from exploding as they cook. Place in a large stock pot with the onions, butter, and beer. Place pot over medium heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grate. Cook bratwurst on preheated grill for 10 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly. Serve hot off the grill with onions on hoagie rolls.

Homemade Kettle Corn

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels

Directions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, stir in the sugar and popcorn. Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool, stirring occasionally to break up large clumps.

Tasty BBQ Corn on the Cob

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned

Directions

  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the chili powder, oregano, onion powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend in the softened butter. Apply this mixture to each ear of corn, and place each ear onto a piece of aluminum foil big enough to wrap the corn. Wrap like a burrito, and twist the ends to close.
  3. Place wrapped corn on the preheated grill, and cook 20 to 30 minutes, until tender when poked with a fork. Turn corn occasionally during cooking.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Ingredients

  • 10 ears corn, husked and cleaned
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 (1 pound) package sliced bacon
  • 10 12x8-inch sheets aluminum foil

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. Sprinkle each ear of corn with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, and wrap each ear with 2 slices of bacon, covering the ear as completely as possible. (A big ear might need 3 pieces of bacon.) Wrap the ears in aluminum foil, twisting the ends tightly to seal.
  3. Place the wrapped corn on the preheated grill, and grill on high heat until the corn is hot, about 10 minutes per side. Turn the heat to Low, and grill the corn until the bacon is cooked and the corn is tender, about 45 minutes.

Barbecue- Juicy Grilled Corn On The Cob

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 8 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed
  • 1/2 cup softened butter, or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Pour the water into a large pot, and stir the sugar and 1/2 cup salt together until dissolved. Place the ears of corn into the pot, and allow to soak at least 30 minutes but no longer than 8 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the corn from the soak and grill the ears, turning every 2 to 3 minutes to cook the kernels on all sides. Brush the grilled corn with butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper.