BBQ Season!

To kick off BBQ season the family got together for Emmerson’s (niece) 1st track meet followed by a food feast.

my lovely nieces…Emmerson (9) and Peyton (2)

The menu: lots of lean meat…
Mom made chicken burgers
Bryan and Matt cooked up a wild turkey they hunted that morning
Dad grilled elk burgers (elk from Matt’s hunting season last year)
4 bean salad with edamame

http://sarabconsulting.blogspot.com/2009/12/4-bean-salad-and-christmas-celevrations.html

rhubarb crisp….YUM
turkey was marinated and cooked in beer, brown sugar and other seasonings…how could it not be good?
totally unexpected savory flavor
I will post the recipe has soon as it comes my way
Elk burgers grilled to the utmost perfection
Chicken OR Turkey Burgers
This is a little shorten version…
In a large skillet with 1/2 c olive oil saute 1 onion chopped, 1 celery finely chopped and 1 carrot finely chop or grated. Add 1 minced garlic clove (optional).
Remove from heat and place in large bowl to cool to room temp.
Sprinkle some sea salt and ground black pepper in with the veggies.
Add 1.5lbs to 2lbs ground chicken of ground turkey breast to bowl of veggies.
Add 2t dry dill weed and 1t poultry season (Mom just used salt and pepper).
Mix well, score into 4 to 6 patties.
They are messy to make so be sure you have a plate or something to put them on.
Get 1 to 2 T oil very hot in the skillet, add the patties and turn down heat.
Turn as soon as they brown…they crumble easy so be careful.
When they are pretty much done, take out of pan, add 1/2 c. bottled BBQ sauce to pan (or make your own…see BBQ Pizza recipe).
Put the patties back in pan over BBQ sauce and simmer.
Place a slice of sharp cheddar cheese on top. When melted put on buns (English muffins or sandwich thins) and serve.
Rhubarb crisp…love it!

Peyton and Dad working the camera

Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good