I love to get together with friends and family. With my husbands hearing loss he rarely likes to entertain because more people=more noise. Groups are hard for him because he has a hard time keeping up with conversations and will feel lost. We have a family in our neighborhood who I happen to be pretty good friends with the wife, and he with the husband, so when he told me he wanted to have them over for dinner I jumped on that! I knew that I wanted to have burgers but wanted to spice things up a bit. We love avocado bacon burgers when we go out to eat so I wanted to try and incorporate that somehow. I found THIS RECIPE for Chipotle Mayonnaise and I knew that this would give me what I was looking for. I added a couple spices to the mix and I have to tell you they were amazing! So good in fact we had them twice this week!
I usually like to try a recipe before I serve it to others so I was pretty nervous. I prepared the mayo earlier that morning. It seriously took 5 minutes and I felt like it had a good smoky/spicy taste that would add to all the other flavors of our burger. It was a hit! I heard “this is so good” from all around the table!
I timed myself the second time I made it, and I got it all done in 35 minutes! I cheated a bit because I use store bought fries from Wally’s, they are seasoned and absolutely delicious! They are only $2.00 and are done in 25 minutes. I usually bake them at the 425* recommended for about 22 minutes, then I broil them for about 3 minutes to give them a bit of a crunch. I also used pre-made burger patties, I throw them on the grill and do it low and slow. While both of those are cooking I wash and cut up all the burger fixens!
I also cheated because I cooked the bacon in the micro! Throw some paper towels on a paper plate and lay the bacon strips so they are close but not over lapping. I cooked it for 2 minutes, then rotated the bacon that was in the middle to the outside, cook for 1 minute, repeat until it is done to your liking. It turned out pretty good!
I also made some Agua Fresca with watermelon! It turned out so good and I figured out how to eliminate all the foam that I usually have when I make agua fresca.
I am just getting hungry posting these pics!
I made the mayo and put it in a mason jar. It was great on the burger, and pretty darn good to dip your fries in, an all around winner!
For a delicious meal done in 35 minutes, I would say this is a keeper! I don’t mind at all that it was not from scratch!
See the Happy!