Monday, June 26, 2006

Mini Barbecue Bacon Burgers

Mini Bacon Burgers (adapted from recipe courtesy of blog "the rock" with some tweaks)

1 pounds extra lean ground beef
1 cloves minced garlic
1/4 small red onion finely chopped
1/2 beaten egg (beat one egg, pour half into dish and use later)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp Crystal Hot Sauce
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander seed

Sauté the garlic and onions in 2 tbsp olive oil until softened. Add to the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Form the mixture into 8 small patties and fry in a little oil until cooked rare. Place in a roasting pan and cover the patties with the heated barbecue sauce. Place on a 300 degree oven for 20-30 minutes before serving on toasted dinner rolls with melted cheddar and crisp cooked smoked bacon.

Barbecue Sauce

One 14 ounce can plain tomato sauce
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup dark molasses
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp ground fennel seed
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground dry oregano
½ tsp kosher salt

Simmer all ingredients together for about a half hour.