Sandwich, Wraps, & Quesadillas

Grilled Hatch Chile Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

September 5, 2012
Grilled Hatch Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese night usually means two things: 1) I’m too lazy, or tired, or lazy, or really lazy to cook a “real” dinner and 2) rehashing of the now 8-year-old debate over which cheese makes a “real” grilled cheese sandwich. One of us expects slices of school bus yellow-orange processed cheese food, which melts beautifully [...]

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Hatch Chile Croque Monsieur

August 28, 2012
Hatch Chile Croque Monsieur

Last week, we dug out a trusty old favorite for dinner, back from the early days of the blog: the croque monsieur. If you’re not familiar, it’s a hot ham & cheese sandwich topped with a cheesy cream sauce. It’s a total fork & knife sandwich. And it’s faaaabulous. While there are exactly zero things [...]

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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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Turkey Pesto Burger

July 23, 2012
turkey pesto burgers

During the summer, we eat a lot of the tomato-basil-mozzarella combo. Those flavors can give a fresh makeover to even the most plain dishes. Like turkey burgers. We grow tomatoes (this year, even successfully!) and basil in our veggie garden so we’re usually only on the hook for fresh mozzarella and some good balsamic vinegar. [...]

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

June 25, 2012
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

“UUUGHHH. I hope you’re not making brownies again.” Ugh? Brownies? I’ve know the man for 8+ years and I’m pretty sure those two words have never been uttered in the same sentence. Who says something like that? Other than someone who has seen a new pan of brownies on the counter every week for the [...]

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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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