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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Easy Grilled Jalapeno Cheese Burgers


1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 medium size onions, thinly sliced
1 to 1 1/4 lbs ground beef
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 slices jalapeno cheese
1 large tomato, sliced


1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
Add onions and saute 12 to 15 minutes or until browned.
Remove from heat, cover and set aside.

2. Preheat grill to medium high heat.

3. In a medium bowl combine ground beef, ranch dressing, crushed tortilla chips, salt and pepper.
Mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 equal amounts and make 4 patties.
Grill patties 8 to 12 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn over halfway through cooking.

4. Place 1 slice of jalapeno cheese on each burger 2 minutes before removing burgers from the grill. When cheese is melted remove burgers from grill; top each with a tomato slice and sauteed onions.

Serves: 4

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Grilled Chicken Wraps


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled, chopped
1 1/2 cups coleslaw mix
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup Mexican style fine shredded cheese
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
4 whole wheat tortillas (10 inch)
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1/4 cup sour cream


1. Heat grill to medium heat

2. Mix together first 7 ingredients.

3. Grill seam-sides down, 8 to 9 mins. or
until golden brown on all sides, turning occasionally.

4. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Yield: 4 Servings

(Substitutions: chopped grilled beef steak or pork)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Grilled Mediterranean Beef Strip Steaks


2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 Kansas City strip steaks,
cut 1 inch thick (abt. 12 oz each)
2 lemons, halved
1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
(4 oz) feta cheese, crumbled
Feta cheese wedges (optional)
Fresh oregano
1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel


1. For rub, stir together paprika, sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
Coat steaks with 1 tbsp oil; rub mixture on both sides.
Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes

2. For charcoal grill, arrange medium hot coals on one side of grill.
Place steaks on rack directly over coals. Cover and lightly sear
on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes.
Move to unheated side of grill.
Cover and grill 4 to 5 minutes more for medium rare (145 degrees F).
Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Grill lemon halves, cut side down,
directly over coals for 2 minutes. (For gas grill, preheat grill.
Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)

3. Serve with lemons, avocado, and feta. Sprinkle oregano and lemon peel;
drizzle remaining oil. Serves 8.