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Monday, June 27, 2011

Beef! It's What's For Dinner

So one of these days I'll have to tell you about my husband's birthday present, and the fact that he got it on Father's Day.  Now you may be thinking cool... but I'll also warn you, he got his Father's Day present in April and he got his Birthday present in June... His birthday is November the 1st.  Yes there's good reasons for both.  In fact his Father's Day present was a joint Mother's Day present that we both received in April.  Clear as mud right :)

Anyway since some people think it should be meatless Monday and especially pushing it off on school kids, who sometimes the only source of good protein they get comes from a school lunch, I feel like promoting Meat FULL Monday!  Meat is the best source of protein!  So I'm going to share a hamburger recipe with you.  Oh and a side dish :).  Hope you enjoy!

Tex-Mex Chicago Burger &
Garlic & Onion Potatoes
Ingredients for Hamburger:
1 lb Hamburger
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
1/4 diced onion
2-3 tbsp Jack Daniels Dijon Mustard
Chicago Lake Shore Drive Seasoning

Ingredients for Potatoes:
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Onion
Garlic
Butter

Place the hamburger in the bowl.  Add the pkg of taco seasoning (desired amt), diced onion and Jack Daniels Dijon Mustard.  Mix together.  Form patties.

Slice your potatoes up into thin slices so you get circles.

Cut your onion in half length wise and then thinly slice each half so you get half moons.  Mince up your garlic.

Layer potatoes, onions, garlic and butter in baking dish.

**We used Aluminum foil since we grilled them instead of microwave**



 Place on a hot grill.  (Potatoes can be made in the microwave in a microwave safe dish)

And while your husband is grilling.... you should relax


Season top side with Chicago Lake Shore Drive Seasoning** (or seasoning of your choice).


Flip burgers and season other side.

Cook until desired doneness.



 
Place on a hamburger bun (or not) and garnish with condiments of choice.



Random Piece of Info:  Research found that getting 25-30 grams of protein in each meal protects muscle when you're losing weight.
... Lean Beef contributes less than 5% of the total calories and saturated fat in the American Diet.

And for those of you who want to grill out but don't have a grill... now you can get a disposable grill. (No they weren't $99 that was the sign above it, I think the grill was like $16 maybe, I don't remember)


**If you happen to be in Chicago, visit the Spice House at 1512 North Wells St Chicago.  Do you know where Evanston, IL is?  visit their store at 1941 Central St.  Geneva, Il, visit them at 577 south Third St.  If you aren't in the area but would like to see their spices, visit their website. (Nope, they aren't paying me for this, they don't even know me, in fact I didn't even go there, my mom brought it back to PC from a work trip, but I just sometimes get asked where I find all of our spices.  Remember my husband is the spice king!)



Tex-Mex Chicago Burger
1 lb Hamburger
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
1/4 diced onion
2-3 tbsp Jack Daniels Dijon Mustard
Chicago Lake Shore Drive Seasoning

Place the hamburger in the bowl.  Add the pkg of taco seasoning, diced onion and Jack Daniels Dijon Mustard.  Mix together.  Form patties.  Place on a hot grill.  Season top side with Chicago Lake Shore Drive Seasoning** (or seasoning of your choice).  Flip burgers and season other side.  Cook until desired doneness.  Place on a hamburger bun (or not) and garnish with condiments of choice.

Garlic & Onion Potatoes
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Onion
Garlic
Butter

Slice your potatoes up into thin slices so you get circles.  Cut your onion in half length wise and then thinly slice each half so you get half moons.  Mince up your garlic.  Layer potatoes, onions, garlic and butter in baking dish.  Then place on the grill (or in the microwave) and cook until desired doneness.


Happy Eating

And here's a great Meat Loaf recipe from Crystal.Cattle, check it out!



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10 comments:

Ashley said...

YUM!! This sounds delicious! I love potatoes on the grill like that!

Jill said...

I get the BEST recipe ideas from you!! Sounds deeeelish!!!

Crystal Cattle said...

I'm going to link your Hunk of Meat Monday to mine. Today I posted a meat loaf recipe.
www.crystalcattle.com

Megan said...

YUM! These look delicious!!

fernvalley01 said...

Looks very yummy ,I am OK with meatless now and again, but only very occaisionally , we raise beef after all

Jessica said...

You know the way to my heart, potatoes. ;)

Lourie said...

Have I said I am coming to your house to eat yet? Cause I am. ;)

Country Whispers said...

This sounds so good!

Dancy said...

I dunno about the burger, but chillin by the pool in a hammock in your own backyard sounds pretty dang awesome to me! :)

Leah @ Beyer Beware said...

Love the burger recipe! Mexican flavors in a burger, yes please! Love the hammock even more. Now I just have to get my husband to grill more and me hammock more. Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

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