Brisket Breakfast Tacos

March 2, 2013
Breakfast Brisket Tacos

A couple of slices of leftover brisket? Leftover pico de gallo? Half an avocado? Eggs? Congratulations – you’ve got all the fixins necessary for a breakfast taco worthy of celebrating Texas Independence Day today! And perfectly enough, this weekend is totally Frito Pie weather here in southeast Texas. Although it’s almost never not the perfect [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: The Cranburger

November 16, 2012
The Cranburger

Thanksgiving leftovers don’t have to suck. I mean they can, and after 3 days of the same exact thing, they usually do. But they can be reimagined in non-sucking ways. Take cranberry sauce, for instance. Leftover cranberry sauce is something that I firmly believe can never be a bad thing. Cranberries themselves are good with [...]

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Eggs Benedict Burger

September 9, 2012
Eggs Benedict Burger

Once a week, we have Fancy Burger Night. We take a pound of lean ground beef and try to make it the unleanest thing we’ll eat all week. And that right there, that was my husband’s latest contribution, The Eggs Benedict Burger. It’s part breakfast, part dinner, and part 75% arterial blockage. Okay maybe it [...]

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Burgers, Oscar-Style

August 22, 2012
Burgers Oscar-Style

If you’ve been around here a while, you know that we love our fancy burgers. And if you’ve been around here a really long time, you know that we love our fancy steaks. Our favorite “fancy dinner” is Filet Oscar: beef tenderloin topped with crab, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. “Amazing” sells it short. “Pricey” [...]

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Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburgers

August 16, 2012
Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburger

What’s better than a cheeseburger and a cold beer after spending a long, hot summer day prepping the backyard for our fall vegetable garden? A stuffed cheeseburger on homemade buns, doused in queso and two beers. Last summer’s stuffed bacon cheeseburger has lent itself to several different creations and now we can add a Hatch [...]

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The Frito Pie Burger

August 7, 2012
Jalapeno Cheddar Hamburger Buns

Aside from the Alamo and the Lone Star, there might be nothing in this world that’s more Texas than a Frito Pie Hamburger on a Jalapeno Cheddar or a Shiner Bock bun. And being from Texas, I can make such a claim We spied the Frito Pie Burger on a “fancy” burger menu on a [...]

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The Southern Burger

June 13, 2012
Pimento Cheese Burger

Let’s save us all some time and back up a sec: Hi. I’m Shawnda. And I name my hamburgers. And this one I call The Southern. I could think of no name more perfect for a burger topped with melty pimento cheese and a fried green tomato. Except for maybe “Pimento Cheeseburger with Fried Green [...]

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The Texican Burger

April 23, 2012
The Texican Burger

Growing up in southeast Texas, when you asked someone if they wanted a carbonated beverage, the conversation went something like this: Me: Do you want a coke? Not me: Yes. Me: What kind? Not me: Dr. Pepper. Everything was a “coke.” But no one I knew actually drank Coke. I mostly now call that drink [...]

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