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:
Chipotle in adobo
Whole wheat English muffins
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.