The Ultimate Burger

Happy National Hamburger Day.

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Here is a recipe to help you celebrate this special day.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Portion size: 6 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 450 g medium ground beef
  • 450 ground sirloin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 6 buns, (hamburger, pretzel or pain au lait), split and toasted

Preparation

In bowl, mix bread crumbs with broth; let stand for 5 minutes. In large baking dish, add beef and sirloin; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture, salt and pepper. Mix gently just until combined and no streaks of bread crumb mixture are visible (do not overmix).

Shape into six 5- x 1/2-inch (12 x 1 cm) patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between
parchment paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into patties reads 160°F (71°C), about 8 minutes. (Alternatively, cook patties in grill pan or skillet with up to 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat, turning once.) Serve in buns.

Tip: Stirring the beef mixture together in a baking dish rather than a bowl allows you to evenly season the meat without handling it too much. For the most tender burgers, it’s best not to overmix.

Galaxy Taco- California

Hi everyone,

While on my vacation we went to Galaxy Taco in La Jolla. It was awesome there.

There was a wide selection of authentic Mexican food served there. I went there on Taco Takeover Tuesday. On every Tuesday, they bring in a chef from a different restaurant. That chef does 3 different kinds of taco their own style. That week, they brought in Nancy Leon, the Owner of Chans Bistro in Tijuana, BC. She made a Chinese Braised Oxtail Taco, a Confit Duck Taco and a Grilled Curry Tofu Taco.

I got the Wood Roasted Sweet Potato Taco. It had monetary jack cheese, arugula and salsa arbol. It had the perfect balance between sweet and savoury with the ingredients. Plus, if you add some of the green hot sauce/salsa, you get a really nice kick.

Rating: 4 stars

I also got their churro. I got, to be honest with you, it was the best churro I had ever had. I was fresh and warm with a homemade chocolate dipping sauce. It was awesome.

Rating: 5 stars

Overall Rating: 4 1/2  stars.

Here is the address if you want to go there. 2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States.

Thanks,

Ty

 

Rainbow Citrus Cake

Tri-colored cake with a lemon layer, lime layer and an orange layer. The filling is a lemon curd and the frosting is orange.

Ingredients

2 h 45 m 

12 servings

Ingredients

Directions

  • Prep: 45 m

  • Cook: 30 m

  • Ready In: 2 h 45 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing until each egg is incorporated; stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Divide batter into 3 bowls.
  3. In the first bowl, stir in lemon zest and yellow food coloring; pour into prepared pan. In the second bowl, stir in orange zest and orange food coloring; pour into second prepared pan. In the last bowl, stir in the lime zest and green food coloring; pour into third prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake layer comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  5. Assemble the cake: stack the layers together with the Lemon Filling in between the layers. Frost sides and top with Orange Cream Frosting. Refrigerate until serving.
Source: allrecipes.com

Ty’s Burger House

Hi everyone,

On a trip to San Diego, we found an awesome restaurant by our hotel called Ty’s Burger House! Now, I ‘m not just saying this because the restaurant has my name in it. This restaurant was awesome.

I got the classic burger. The classic burger had american cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, a pickle, their house sauce and of course the beef patty and a brioche bun. The patty was very juicy and succulent and was grilled to perfection. The bun was perfectly toasted. Everything worked together really well. I think overall that Ty’s Burger House is the best burger shack I’ve ever visited. I give Ty’s Burger House 4 ½ stars out of 5.

-Ty

Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls

Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls:

By: food.com

TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS
PREP: 10 MINS
COOK: 25 MINS

INGREDIENTS

 Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°-450°F/7-8 gas mark.
  2. Place the ground pork/pork mince, breadcrumbs, cranberry sauce, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Place 1/2 of the mixture along the middle of each pastry half and roll up to enclose, seam-side down.
  4. Cut the rolls into pieces and place on baking trays lined with non-stick paper; brush with extra egg and sprinkle with the fennel seeds.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until the sausage rolls are golden and cooked through.
  6. TIP: uncooked rolls can be frozen for up to three months. Defrost them in the fridge before cooking.

Zomato Account

Hey everyone,

Sorry I haven’t posted in in a while. But don’t worry, I will be coming out with a bunch of recipes and reviews. Anyways, I have a zomato (used to be called urbanspoon) account now. So, if you have a zomato account or just want to see some of my reviews with out scrolling around the pages looking for a restaurant review, go to https://www.zomato.com/foodycentral. Thanks.

-sourpuss12

Happy Bacon Day!

Happy Bacon Day everyone.

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Did you know that:

  • Bacon is addictive; it contains six types of umami. Umami produces an addictive neurochemical response.
  • 69% of all food service operators serve bacon
  •  Bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history. The Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C.

Enjoy,

-jrfoodychef

How Tabasco is made

Hello everyone,

There is this really cool video that I found. It is about how Tabasco Sauce is made. I hope you like it. (Link to video below.)

How Tabasco Sauce is Made

-sourpuss12 and jrfoodychef

Rice Krispies Football Recipe

 

I am sorry I didn’t post this yesterday before the Grey Cup, but I didn’t have time because, I had my own championship tackle football game. We use this recipe every time I have a big football game. I found it at Save on Foods last year before my playoff game, and we made it. It was delicious. I hope you like it.

Rice Krispies Footballs

Serves: 16

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Ingredients

Footballs:

1/4 cup unsalted butter

4 cups mini marshmallows

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

Icing:

1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

1 tbsp butter, softened

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar

Directions:

Footballs:

  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven or a large heavy-bottomed sauce pan set over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and cocoa; stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and cereal and stir until well coated; cool slightly.
  • With buttered hands, shape into footballs, about 1 1/2 by 3-inch (4 by 7.5 cm each).

Icing:

  • Using electric beaters, beat cream cheese with butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in icing sugar until smooth. Scape into small re-sealable plasic bag; snip corner.
  • Pipe icing to resemble the stripes and laces on each football.

Thanks and enjoy.

-jrfoodychef

 

Meat and Bread- West Cambie

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Hello everyone,

First off I would like to say that this is not one of the posts I need to catch up on. I actually reviewed Meat and Bread yesterday. We went there for lunch. So I hope you like it and away we go!

When we first entered we were hit with a delightful aroma. We went up to a man and ordered. I got the Today’s special: Rossdown Farms Chicken Poutine Sandwich and my dad got the Pulled Beef Sandwich and the Curry Squash soup.

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We ordered the Rossdown Farms Chicken Poutine Sandwich, the Pulled Beef sandwich and the curry squash soup.

The Rossdown Farms Chicken Poutine Sandwich had roasted chicken, gravy, cheddar cheese curds, crispy potato slices and truffle aioli. It was $9.5.

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The Rossdown Farms Chicken Poutine Sandwich
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The Pulled Beef Sandwich

When we ordered to the man, with a booming voice, he boomed out, “One special, and one beef!” After about a minute, we got our food. We quickly grabbed a seat, because it was so busy. I opened my box up and took my first bite. There was so much meat in the sandwich that after I was done, half of the meat was in the box, yet my sandwich was still overflowing (before I ate it all). The chicken was really juicy, the potatoes where really crispy, the cheese curds were really cheesy (of course), and the gravy in the sandwich surprisingly, didn’t make the bun soggy. It was really delicious. I give the sandwich :star: :star: star: :star: out of 5 stars.

I give the restaurant an overall rating 5 out of 5 stars. So if you are in the Downtown Vancouver area and looking for something to eat, than consider going to Meat and Bread. You’ve gotta eat there.

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-jrfoodychef