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A Father’s Day Gift: Chorizo and Ground Beef Burger with Guacamole and Oven Fries

June 16, 2009
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This recipe is a keeper. The burger is extremely flavorful- I mixed some fresh chorizo to it. Chorizo is one of my all time favorite ingredients to use- it is pork sausage mixed with garlic, paprika and lots of other yummy things- depending on where you buy it.  Adding chorizo is a great way to make a ordinary burger extremely special- you don’t have to do anything else except shape them up and throw them on the grill. My husband loves southwestern flavors- we had people coming over for a barbeque and he requested the meal to echo those flavors.. I immediately thought of guacamole and monterey jack cheese. I thought both things will be great as toppings for the burgers. I bought pepper jack cheese for the adults and the regular one for the kids. My daughter, of course, being the odd one out- doesn’t eat sandwiches- so she ate the burger on it’s own. I cooked corn on the cob for the kids since the corn salad had a bite to it. I had to make my favorite and staple, oven fries- they are always a hit. I love potatoes and love to cook them in a healthy way so I can eat lots of them! All the kids loved them- guess who doesn’t eat potatoes- yup, you guessed it- Sia!

I think this would be a great menu for fathers day. I will be posting a corn salad recipe tomorrow to round off the menu. I served a trifle for dessert and my husband made a sangria to go with the food. My husband loved it and I am thinking of making the meal again for him this coming Sunday- although knowing myself, I will tweak the recipes somehow so I can blog about them in the future. You can’t give a loved one a better gift than cooking them a delicious meal- I don’t like going out for such occasions- the restaurants are a zoo and serve subpar food. So, stay home, save money and cook a fabulous meal for your loved one.

Toppings

  • 8 Monterey Jack cheese slices
  • Pickled sliced jalapenos
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound fresh chorizo sausages, taken out of the casings
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 8 hamburger buns

Mix the beef and the chorizo well and divide into 8 patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill 4-5 minutes on each side or till done. Heat the hamburger buns on the grill. Add the cheese slices on the burgers. Spread guacamole on the burger and a few jalapeno slices. Serve with oven fries.

Guacamole

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  • 4 ripe avocados, mushed down with a spoon
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped

Mix all the ingredients together. This amount is enough for burger toppings and can be served with tortilla chips.

Roasted Oven Fries

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  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt

Preheat the oven at 400 degrees- on roast if that function is available.

Place the potatoes in a large deep saucepan and fill with water. Bring to a boil and simmer till the potatoes are ¾ done, about 10 minutes. Peel the potatoes and cut into thick wedges. Place the wedges on a lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Roast for 30 minutes or till golden brown.

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