Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bacon Stuffed Hamburgers

4 slices bacon
¼ cup chopped onion
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces, drained and finely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons steak sauce
8 hamburger buns, split and toasted

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and discard all but 2 Tablespoons drippings.
Sauté onions in drippings until tender. Crumble bacon; add with mushrooms to skillet and set aside. Meanwhile, combine beef, pork, cheese, pepper, garlic powder and steak sauce in a large bowl. Shape into 16 patties.
Divide bacon mixture and place over eight of the patties. Place remaining patties on top and press edges tightly to seal.
Grill over medium heat until well-done (pork sausage in burgers requires thorough cooking).
Serve on buns, with lettuce if desired.

Stuffed Hot Jalapeno Peppers

12 jalapeno peppers
1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar
12 pimento strips
1 (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sliced green onion

Split jalapenos lengthwise, remove seeds, leaving stem attached. Rinse. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in cheese and green onion. Stuff each pepper with part of the cheese mixture. Arrange on heat proof serving place and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cheese melts or eat raw. Top each with a pimento strip if desired.

Sticky Barbeque Ribs Recipe

4 pounds pork spareribs
1/4 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 dash ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cut the ribs into individual portions and wrap in heavy duty foil.
3. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap and drain fat.
4. Place ribs in a large pan in a single layer.
5. In a bowl, mix together ketchup, brown sugar,  soy sauce, rum, Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce, mustard, garlic, and pepper.
6. Coat the spareribs with sauce and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
7. On a grill that has been preheated on medium, set the grate about four inches from the burner and brush with oil.
8. Cook the ribs on the grill for 30 minutes, basting frequently with the marinade.