I’m back! And I have exciting news! After a really long, sometimes heartbreaking, job search, I have finally found a new job. I have been employed the entire time, which I am very thankful for, but after 5 years at my current job it is time to move on. I’m really excited about the new opportunity, and I start at the beginning of June. I’m taking a bit of time between jobs where I hope to paint some of my condo, and maybe start quilting again. We’ll see.
Anyway, on to food. Even though I have been pretty busy lately, it doesn’t mean that I have not been making fabulous new things. In fact, I have quite a few recipes to share in the coming weeks. This one is an instant favorite, and some friends of mine gave me the recipe. It comes from Hannaford (as in the supermarket), and they have magazines with tons of delicious recipes in it. He knew Brad and I like to grill (and we share our grill), and it had tons of burgers and grilled pizza (my new favorite way to make pizza). We decided to try this one, and invite our friends over to see how it came out!
We all agreed it was really delicious, and it actually looked the same as the picture in the magazine. It also happened to be during our boil water order, so grilling seemed an easy way to be able to cook without having to wash too many dishes with water that has been boiled. In case you didn’t hear, the greater Boston area had to boil water for a few days because a pipe broke and we were being supplied with reserve water. Not so fun, especially on the hottest weekend of the year thus far.
These burgers are super easy, and super delicious. They are also enough for a meal on their own, you don’t really need any sides. The magazine also had a recipe for blue cheese dressing, but I was lazy and used bottled stuff. And it definitely didn’t disappoint. I will be definitely making these all summer long.
Buffalo Chicken Burgers
1 1/2 lbs. ground chicken (I used 2, and made 5 burgers)
5 Tb. Hot sauce (Frank’s!)
1/4 tsp. old bay seasoning
1/2 tsp. paprika
pinch cayenne pepper
4 whole wheat bulkie rolls, split
4 leaves lettuce
Chunky blue cheese dressing
Preheat grill to medium high.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, 1/4 cup of the hot sauce, old bay, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix until evenly blended. Form into 4 or 5 patties.
Place burgers on grill and cook undisturbed for 6-7 minutes until well-marked. Flip burgers and cook for another 5-6 minutes until cooked through. Brush the tops of the burgers with the remaining hot sauce.
To assemble, place a lettuce leaf on the bottom of each roll, top with a burger, and put blue cheese dressing on top, and top with the other half of the roll. Serve immediately, with additional hot sauce on the side.