So pure laziness is all I have to say about not posting this recipe yesterday. I mean I had started writing it on Sunday to make sure it was ready for Monday. And then yesterday, after a really long day at work I decided I did not want to look at a computer when I got off work. In fact the only reason why I even had to go near a computer yesterday after I was home from work was because I have to walk by my office on the way to the living room (where my extremely comfortable couch was waiting for me). So here is yesterday’s featured recipe from the cookbook of the month!
So far so good with all the recipes I have made from this month’s cookbook of the month. Every single recipe I have made from this book has been so tasty, with no complaints. That includes these hamburgers. These burgers have such a complex mix of flavors that has just enough ‘heat’ lingering after each bite, making you crave for more. The original recipe calls for ground buffalo, and while I am sure it is amazing, it was not in my budget this go round (I did make a few other minor changes, so my version is below). I also used my George Foreman again to make these. If you don’t own a George Foreman you should, it makes grilling any time a piece of cake!
Spiced Buffalo Burgers
adapted from Emeril At The Grill: A Cookbook For All Seasons
(Makes 6 servings)
1 1/2 pounds ground buffalo/beef
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons Chile Spice Blend for Burgers (recipe follows)
Munster cheese or Jalapeno Munster cheese (if you want a little extra kick)
6 hamburger buns
Mayonnaise, for serving
Sliced pickles, for serving
lettuce, for serving
Tomato slices, for serving
Chili Spice Blend:
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place meat in large mixing bowl. Add Worcestershire, egg and Chile Spice Blend; mix gently but thoroughly with hands until all ingredients are well incorporated. Form meat into 6 equal patties.
Preheat George Foreman grill to medium-high. Place prepared hamburger patties on the grill and cook for 6 to 8 minutes. After burgers are cooked, place buns on grill briefly to toast. Arrange hamburgers and top with desired condiments.
**I have two pictures today because I was trying two different photography techniques the day I made these. I think I like the first picture best