Monday, July 12, 2010

Grilling Season

I recently dolled out 13,000 for a little bbq and finally got around to using it. After some minor technical difficulties (turns out bbq's are kind of hard to start without lighter fluid) we got these Hawaiian Burgers on and they were well worth the effort.

Hawaiian Burgers
- ground pork. Beef is just too expensive, but pork is a really good substitute. I bought two small packages for a total of 6,000W and it was enough for 4 small burgers
- buns, 3,000W for a bag of maybe 15? They were slider size though
- can of pineapple, 2000W
- red onion, ~500W
- cheese, 5000W
- salt and pepper
- egg, ~500W
Total: 17,000

Toast a bun and crumble it into the ground pork, either with a grater or your hands. Add 1 egg, some minced onion, salt and pepper and gush it all up with your hands. Form the meat into patties, keeping in mind they're going to shrink up on the grill.


Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- ginger, grated, however much you like
- 1 clove of garlic, minced or grated
- few tbsp brown sugar
- splash of vinager
- two splashes of water
(I consider these household items so I'm just going to estimate 3,000W for everything)

Mix everything together in a pot, add more sugar if you like it sweet or more vineager if you like it tangy. Bring to a boil, stirring often until it thickens.

Brush or gob the sauce onto the patties and then throw them on the grill. Flip once and add a slice of cheese. The time to cook really depends on how thick they are, but you can always just poke inside one to see if it's still pink. I also grilled the pineapple and red onion and toasted the buns and if I do say so, they were fantastic burgers.

Total price: ~20,000W for 4 burgers. Not bad at all.

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