Java Junkie's Sunday SupperMy favorite burger is grilled to a perfect medium, and topped with muenster cheese, tomato, avocado, bacon and red onion...a little mayo on the bun and I'm good to go! The sides are potatoes roasted in olive oil, smoked paprika and red chile flakes, and a pepper and olive salad served in a grilled Portobello mushroom.
Mr. Junkie's Sunday SupperMr. Junkie builds his burger on a mid-rare foundation, with Texas sweet onion, tomato, lettuce and bread and butter pickles, and of course, bacon. Good old yellow mustard is his condiment of choice.
Shamu's Sunday SupperI'm not much of a burger eater so this week's challenge was a real stumper for me. I decided the best way to make a better burger was to add bacon. I took my inspiration from the folks who brought us the Bacon Explosion but on a much smaller scale. I flattened out my hamburger and then sprinkled it with some Monterey Jack cheese and cooked bacon pieces. Then I rolled it into a tube. I then wrapped that baby in bacon. I passed on interweaving my bacon into the sort of bacon potholder the Bacon Explosion people like to use, it's just too much bacon for this purpose.
I carefully grilled my meat bomb on a well oiled grill and mostly indirect heat. The smell alone had the neighborhood dogs howling.I served it with some apple coleslaw. The bacon flavor envelopes the hamburger nicely. Next time I might go a little less hamburger and more cheese in the middle, maybe even some sweet gherkin pickles. Still a fun experiment in my quest to add bacon to just about anything.
Next weeks theme: Comfort food