If you’re thinking that I am crazy for posting a burger recipe the day AFTER Labor Day – after the official end of summer and one of the biggest grilling weekends of the year – you may be right… But let’s just say I’m a risk taker like that.
Here’s the thing… I think that the best time of year for grilling is right around the corner. I’m not much of a summer girl. Instead, I prefer the crisp air of autumn and don’t even get me started on pumpkins. I would much rather be cooking outside in the fall than sweltering by the grill in the heat of summer.
So, when I received a package of condiments from Saucy Mama to develop a recipe for their “I am a Saucy Mama” recipe contest (I want a t-shirt that says that on it if I win, by the way), my mind immediately drifted toward grilling. I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate not one, but two of the products, so as I was looking through my options the Chipotle Mustard and Lime Chipotle Marinade caught my eye. When working on a dish, I love to pick ingredients that repeat a key flavor to really drive the idea home, so I knew the two would pair beautifully together. I decided to make chipotle beef burgers topped with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise sauce and fresh avocado slices. These burgers are easy to make and would be great for entertaining.
Saucy Mama Product Giveaway!
Today, I am not only sharing my recipe for Saucy Chipotle Burgers, but I am also giving you the opportunity to win the Saucy Mama products that I used to create the recipe. Plus, I’m throwing in a few other surprise products for you to develop a few recipes of your own!
If you read my blog regularly, you are probably familiar with the fact that I am pretty picky about the products that I use and I do much of my cooking from scratch. Just like many of you, though, there are days where I just don’t have the time and energy to deal with dinner. So, I do keep a few convenience items in my pantry. After trying the Saucy Mama products that I was sent, I can say that they are products that I would keep in my pantry for emergency situations (though I may not use them on a regular basis). The products I have used (and the ones I will be giving away) are all free of high fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate (MSG) - two ingredients that are deal breakers for me.
To be entered to win a sampling of the Saucy Mama products, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me about your favorite burger toppings! I will be announcing the winner on Monday, September 13th, so your entry must be in by Sunday, September 12th at 10:00pm (Eastern). Since I will be shipping the products myself, I will also have to limit this giveaway to those of you who live in the US or Canada.
Saucy Chipotle Burgers
(Makes 4 regularly sized burgers, or 12 slider sized burgers, which I prefer for entertaining!)
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard
- 1 lime, zest and juice
For the burgers:
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle Marinade
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- 4 hamburger rolls
(or 12 slider-sized rolls)
- Avocado Slices
To prepare the sauce, whisk together the mayonnaise, chipotle mustard, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl. Refrigerate while preparing the burgers.
Preheat the grill (or a grill pan) to medium heat. Combine the ground beef, egg, lime chipotle marinade, and bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl using your fingers until just mixed. Don’t overwork the meat. Divide the mixture into 4 portions for regularly sized burgers or 12 portions for slider sized burgers. Shape into patties and place on the grill. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until the burger has reached your desired temperature (I prefer medium-well, which is about 160°F).
To serve the burgers, top each roll with lettuce and a burger (I like to put the lettuce on the bottom to make the burger a bit more stable!). Finish each burger with the chipotle mayonnaise and avocado slices.
My Kitchen Addiction Product Review Policy and Disclosure- I received this product (Saucy Mama Products) at no cost from the manufacturer (or a representative PR firm) for the purpose of testing and reviewing the product. Unless specified otherwise, I do not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. I only review products that I have personally tested and used in my kitchen/home, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Please Note – Comments are now closed because the giveaway is over.