Tuesday, October 22, 2013

in the fall....

in the fall we wake up to frost on the ground.
sun shining bright over golden mountains.
the afternoon heat thaws the earth and we peel off jackets and hats.
in the fall we explore.
tall white aspens reaching for the sky, piled high with yellow on top.
our boots keep our toes toasty in the light snow beneath our feet.

in the fall, we love burgers.
ok ok.
we always love burgers.
I feel like too many people retire their grills when summer ends, but we fire ours up all year long.
crisp wood smokey air and cozy socks just call for a big juicy burger.
After a day out in the leaves and snow a home grilled burger tastes soooooo good.
Especially when it's this burger.
This is our new favorite burger. 
There is so much going on, your senses are going to explode. 

Homemade BBQ Sauce
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c tomato sauce
1/2 c tomato paste
1/3 c brown sugar 
1/3 c molasses 
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (add more or less to adjust heat) 
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c vinegar 
pinch of salt
fresh cracked pepper (I like lots of black pepper in my BBQ sauce)

saute onion in olive oil for 5 minutes. add garlic and saute 3-4 minutes more. 
add onion, garlic, chipotle pepper and tomato sauce to blender. 
blend until smooth. 
pour back into saucepan and stir in remaining ingredients. 
stir and bring to a low boil. reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
you just made bar-b-que sauce.

Ok...now the burger. 
Sweet and Spicy Burger
layer it like this from the bottom:
toasted whole wheat bun
 grass fed beef, grilled to perfection by my husband
pepperjack cheese
grilled pineapple
your homemade BBQ sauce
hot sauce for a little extra heat
toasted whole wheat bun


What is your favorite burger?


Anonymous said...


kassidi bridge said...

Literally, my mouth is watering. Sounds so tasty! We love pineapple on our burgers!

gram said...

.. so pretty pictures!...

Anonymous said...

This may sound silly, but do you just use store bought tomato sauce or do you make some for this BBQ sauce recipe? Just wondering how prepared I need to be with my ingredients. Thanks!

etta said...

um definetly this..this is my (new) favorite burger..wow, it looks so good!

California Girl said...

Yummy burger and post!

Krystina said...

Sheena! This burger is bomb. Ate it tonight with my man and we savored every moment of it. Hubs called it "beautiful". It moved him. (Yum!!!)

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great day!