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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers - Say What?!?



Last night, in honor of National Pig Day (Monday) we made cheeseburgers with the ground pork we got in our CSA. Chipotle Cheeseburgers, no less and boy were they delicioso. The burgers were juicy and tender, almost buttery and the spicy smokiness of the chipotle balanced nicely with the sweetness of the meat. Here's what we had on hand:

Ground pork
Chipotle in adobo
Garlic
Cheddar cheese
Whole wheat English muffins
Cilantro
Scallions

Lainie, per my instruction (ha ha), chopped up a chipotle and added that along with 1 tsp adobo sauce and 2 cloves garlic to our lovely CSA ground pork and mixed it up good. Once formed into patties, we fried them up in some olive oil, layering on the cheddar cheese after we flipped them. We covered and let the cheese melt until the burger was just cooked through. We ate them on toasted whole wheat English muffins with mayo and mustard and some chopped cilantro and scallion. Probably took 15 minutes total and was totally delicious. I can't wait to make these when avocados are in season as that will really take them to the next level.

Elaine made a Tex-Mex inspired casserole on Friday which included brown rice, refried black beans, spinach, corn, salsa, green chiles and shredded cheese. We have plenty leftover and this was the perfect accompaniment for our burgers.

I'm a happy camper.

4 comments:

  1. Katelyn KazukynasMarch 3, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    I like your little blog! Wanted to comment so you know people are reading so you keep posting! Love that you are using CSA foods. I am hoping to do my co-op for school on a CSA vegetable farm this summer. Tell Axle F I said Hello!

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  2. Hooray! I'm glad you're reading it! And that's cool you're going to work on a farm this summer, that's so dreamy. I hope we can come see it if it works out. Axel says hi back!

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  3. Wow! This is great. You two are amazing. I especially like your parenthetical comments.

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  4. Mixing the chiplte & galic in with the meat is inspired. We had burgers day before yesterday, but they were 'meatball' burgers. Made sauce last Friday and took some meat out of the meatball mixture. SO god! I wouldn't want to mess with a chipolte in that, but I'm going to try it with plain ground beef someday. Maybe on the grill this summer.

    Nice article, J. I enkoyed it. OXX

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