Why smashed burgers? Pressing the meat down into a cast iron pan maximizes the browning and creates a crust on the patty, which also enhances the flavor and makes for a crispy texture.
Corned beef is made from brisket that is cured over multiple days in a salt and sugar mixture seasoned with pickling spices like peppercorns, cloves, coriander etc.
This upgraded Italian twist on the kitschy classic, the sloppy Joe, is made with chunky, meat-packed Bolognese sauce, sautéed rapini and melted, creamy burrata piled onto fresh ciabatta.
This simple burrito with just a few ingredients lets the fire-roasted salsa and cilantro crema sauces shine. The combination of the eggs, cheese, hash browns and avocado doesn’t get old.
One of my favorite sandwiches is the warm, sloppy, melty, meatball sub (sometimes called a hoagie). It’s Italian-American comfort food at it’s finest with beef meatballs slathered in sauce and broiled until the mozzarella cheese topping melts and oozes down the sides of the meatballs.
In this recipe I blister the chilies on the stove then remove the seeds to cut down on the heat while keeping the flavor. The chilies are mixed into the patties with shredded Cheddar cheese then add extra to the top of the sliders with sliced Cheddar cheese and bacon for extra flavor.
After a hot day on a California beach, a stroll along the boardwalk is a must. And you can’t stroll on the boardwalk without indulging in a California chicken burrito.
To me lobster rolls are the epitome of summer. I think of hot summer days, the humidity hanging heavy in the air, and time spent lounging by the pool at my family’s house in New Jersey.
I like think to this of this recipe as the West Coast answer to the East Coast lobster roll. This month is actually California avocado month - a celebration of avocados at their peak! For a celebration such as this I just had to write a recipe that was as luxurious as creamy ripe avocados.
The Mediterranean flavors in this burger make a great alternative to a traditional burger for summer parties.