Monday, May 14, 2012

Smokey Bacon Cheyenne Cheese Burger



Ingredients:


24 oz ground turkey (4-6 oz patties)

8 slices bacon, cooked 

Onion rings, see recipe below

8 slices smoked sharp cheddar

BBQ sauce, see recipe below

4 good quality hamburger buns, toasted


Directions:

Burgers:

Ground turkey tastes great in this combo-just make sure to use a mix of white and dark meat (90 percent lean) and cook for 5 minutes per side.

Onion Rings:

To make shoestring rings, heat 1 quart peanut oil to 360 degrees in a deep, heavy pot. Dredge thin Vidalia onion rings in flour seasoned with salt, pepper andcayenne; dip in buttermilk seasoned with salt and pepper, then dredge in more flour. Fry until golden brown, turning once or twice, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels; season with salt.

BBQ Sauce:


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 Spanish onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 heaping tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 chipotle chile in adobo, chopped
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon molasses
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the onion; cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the ketchup and 1/3 cup water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients (except salt and pepper); simmer for 10 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Transfer the mixture to a food processor; puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl; cool to room temperature.


Assemble ingredients starting toasted bun, burger, 2 slices of smoked cheese, bbq sauce, onion rings, bacon and finish off with top bun. Enjoy!


Recipe shared from: www.foodnetwork.com