Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Denver Burger Dogs


This “Denver Burger Dog” is far more than a hot dog shaped cheeseburger. It’s a testament to American ingenuity and being close to the right place at the right time. The perfect burger dog for your game day party!

Ingredients: Makes 12 Burgers

2 pounds ground lamb
2 jalepeno
2 tablespoon minced, fresh ginger
2 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped onions
1/2  teaspoon grated lime zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup freshly chopped mint
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2  cup olive oil
8 hamburger buns
16 strips bacon cooked, cut in half
lettuce leaves torn into pieces
2 thinly sliced tomatoes
8 slices of pepper jack cheese
Hidden Valley Smoked Bacon Ranch Sandwich Spread & Dip

Directions

Combine the jalapeño, ginger, garlic, onion, lime zest, lime juice, parsley, and mint in a small bowl.

Whisk in the vegetable oil.

In a large bowl add lamb and mixture, mix well.

Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Make 12 equal burger dogs by rolling them until you have the shape of a hot dog.

Preheat a grill pan or grill to medium.

Season with sea salt and pepper, and drizzle with 1 tablespoons of the olive oil.

Place the patties on the grill or grill pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Rotate the burger dogs.

Then turn the burger dogs over and repeat, cooking until the patty is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes total or cook until it is at the desired degree of rareness.

Remove the burger dogs from the grill pan and set it aside

Brush the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over the insides of the buns, and cook them on the grill or grill pan until toasted.

Remove from the pan.

To assemble:

Spread the Hidden Valley Smoked Bacon Ranch Sandwich Spread over the inside of the top halves of the buns and over the inside of the bottom halves.

Add a burger dog, 4 pieces of bacon, tomato slices, and lettuce and cheese to each half, and cover with the tops.

Serve immediately.