Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Best Burgers Ever!



This Sunday we are hosting
The Family "End-of-Summer Extravaganza!"



We have lots to celebrate:
July & August birthdays.
Sending Son1 back to college for his senior year.
Sending Son2 off to college for his freshman year.
Toasting 2 sets of newlyweds.
Mr. P. M.'s crime fighting escapades.
My pending mid-life crisis (scheduled for Sept 14th).

It's all here and it' all good!

I'm keeping the menu simple and family is helping but I am making smoking hot pom-martinis that will be ice cold and literally smoking from dry ice and
the Best Burgers.
Blue Ribbon Barbecue Burger
serves 6 - 8

2 lbs. ground chuck
2 Tbl. BBQ sauce of your choice, plus more for serving
1 Tbl. Heinz 57 steak sauce
2 Tbl. minced onion
1 Tbl. spicy brown mustard
1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. Louisiana hot sauce ( or more)
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

6 to 8 hamburger buns (brioche are my fav), toasted or grilled

Sliced garden tomatoes
Sliced onions

Mix all ingredients together from the meat to the pepper. Form into 6 - 8 patties 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Place burgers directly over coals, cover and grilled to your preferred degree of doneness, 5 to 7 minutes per side for medium rare. Serve on totasted or slightly grilled buns with tomato and onions and slather with BBQ sauce - but truthfully these burgers are so flavorful you won't need any condiments!

Now I've got to get my men up and begin cracking the whip!
Lanterns must be hung and chocolate cake must be made.

But on tonight's agenda we are tailgating before the Angels game as they go up against Oakland.


One thing I love about the Angels, Disney bought them years back and revamped the stadium with waterfalls and big rocks and the ushers are dressed in old-fashioned uniforms with straw hats. At the 7th inning stretch, they go down on the field and everyone sings.

You can see the Big A sign for miles off the 57 freeway.
The halo sparkles when the Angels win.
I love driving home from somewhere and looking to see if it is lit up or not.
Just a little tradition in the OC. :)

Have a great weekend!

"Cheap Seats" ~ Alabama
"Center Field" ~ John Fogerty

10 comments:

Tracy-Girl said...

wow... not only is this a very busy weekend... but an emotional one too!! First and last years of college are a big deal! Hope it goes well :)

Preppy 101 said...

How fun!! You are a busy bee! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

PoshMomma said...

I've had trouble loading your blog all summer. I miss you! It worked easily this time must be my ancient computer.

Waterfalls? Sparkles? The Angels are a team I can get on board with!

Lisa said...

You have a lot to celebrate! I fully understand all of the emotions. I just took daughter #2 to college last week. I didn't have my meltdown until the next day. (Go Me!) Loved your letter to son2.

I'd love to see that stadium now that it is all done up Disney Style. Sounds like fun!

Summer Wind said...

have a great weekend, it sounds fantastic!

Sherrie said...

Have a wonderful time and thanks for the recipes. They sound delish!

Frau said...

Have a wonderful time sounds like a blast!

Ronda said...

Hi! Wow, this sounds like an amazing weekend! I hope all went well for you. The burgers sound great, but the pom-martinis sound even better! Would love to have one with you. Maybe one day when we are old spinsters, we can share one!
I hope your sons have a great year, remind them that this is the time of they're lives.
Have a great week, and I want to hear all about your weekend!
XOXO

The Mrs. said...

That burger sounds amazing!!!

EntertainingMom said...

I smell a burger in my immediate future! Your recipe looks divine! Will make it this weekend!

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