Summertime is Burger Time
"I was in Guadalajara and had a burger similar to this one," Assistant Food Stylist Kathleen Kanen reports. The salsa that topped the burger was a welcome change from the usual tomato and onion slices, and Kathleen added tequila to her version. The recipe makes more salsa than you'll need for the burgers; serve the extra on the side with baked tortilla chips.
Combine chile powder, salt, and beef. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 1/3 cup Tequila-Spiked Salsa and top half of roll.
Totals include Tequila-Spiked Salsa.
Cooking Light JUNE 2003
This simple fruit salad takes its cue from Kelly Brownell. It's full of flavor and nutrients--and it's a delicious way to satisfy a sweet tooth. The ground red pepper provides an unexpected heat that balances the sweetness of the fruit.
To prepare syrup, combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until mixture is slightly syrupy. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup mint and rind. Let stand 30 minutes. Strain syrup through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
To prepare salad, combine cantaloupe and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add syrup; toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Cooking Light JANUARY 2005
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cut dough into 8 (9 x 1-inch) strips. Arrange dough strips in a lattice design on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush dough with egg white, and sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on pan, on a wire rack, 10 minutes. Carefully lift crust using 2 spatulas; cool completely on a wire rack.
Combine cherries, 1 cup sugar, tapioca, juice, and salt. Let stand 15 minutes. Spoon the cherry mixture into an 8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with butter. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Place crust on top of cherry mixture.
Cooking Light JUNE 2004
Melon, Berry, and Pear Salad with Cayenne-Lemon-Mint Syrup
Fresh Cherry Cobbler
Baked tortilla chips
While the weather's warm, fire up the grill and take dinner outside. The salsa that tops this burger is a welcome change from the usual tomato and onion slices. (Serves 4 )
Baked tortilla chips
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