You have to love cooks, chefs and foodies in general. There isn’t any competition between them, just an urge to make something better. A cook sees a new idea or technique and they don’t say “I wish I thought of that.” They get excited and think how they can use it. They put their own twist on it and the world is improved with a new dish. Continue reading Cooks Make Everything Better
She Who Must Be Obeyed loves me. That is a good thing, mostly. The first problem is she wanted grilled burgers. What the heck. It is only minus 10 and she is nice to me. I am willing to don my toque and brave the elements for the woman I love.
Next, in an attempt to keep me healthy, she buys extra lean ground beef. The problem is, burgers need some fat or they are dry and not very appetizing. This is exacerbated by the need to cook burgers thoroughly to prevent Ecoli poisoning. Sigh, what to do? Continue reading Moist Burgers
Pity She Who Must Be Obeyed. One of the side effects of my cooking obsession is the need to try new things. I have a favourite meatloaf recipe that we really like. However, there may just be a better recipe out there and I have to look for it. This time I made Classic Meat Loaf with Pepper Jelly Glaze. Continue reading Classic Meat Loaf with Pepper Jelly Glaze – Canadian Beef
One of the seasonings I got from Louisiana Grills was Mesquite Rub and Grill. I wanted to try this because there is problems with burgers on a smoker or grill. They just aren’t on the grill long enough to get a lot of smoke taste. I thought a Mesquite seasoning would add to the smoke flavour. Continue reading Louisiana Grills Mesquite Burgers
When I was growing up and through a lot of my youth, hamburgers meant mixing eggs, bread crumbs, and a bunch of other stuff with hamburger and forming patties. We lied to ourselves we were doing it to increase the texture of flavour. However, as soon as I started cooking the beef by itself (ok, I will sprinkle on seasonings) I realized we were only doing it to stretch the beef. Fair enough. We weren’t rich. Now, I want a beefy burger.
However, She Who Must Be Obeyed said she wanted more flavour in the meat. I always do what I’m told, the cheque is in the mail, etc. Continue reading Beefier Burgers
My friends have given me a hard time about using Kraft Cheese Slices on my burgers. I can’t help it. I was raised with them on my burgers and in grilled cheese and it takes me back to my childhood. However, my friends are right. One day you have to grow up. So, I made Gourmet Burgers. Continue reading Gourmet Burgers
My mother would occasionally treat me to a stop at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. I would order Salisbury Steak. In retrospect, it was awful, a bland hunk of formed beef in gravy made out of powder. However, it is a fond memory. Continue reading Salisbury Steak, A Blast From My Past