So last night was the night.  We had our own version of the ‘Throdown with Bobby Flay.’  Sure Bobby wasn’t there but it lived up to the hype.  Although this was just a “practice run’ it was very official.  We couldn’t start cooking until we got the call from the judges that they were on their way.   We had to “dress” our burgers on a plate once they were done.  The judges actualyl judged our burgers on;

  • originality
  • presentation
  • taste

So the menu was burgers on the grill.  We had to come up with our own recipe.  We had Blue Cheese, Fillet Mignon, and Cow that Oinks.  Mine was Cow that Oinks.  Here is my recipe below;

  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 slices of pepper jack cheese

The directions are pretty simple.  First of all mix all of the ingredients up into a large mixing bowl.  Then you add the meat in and mix in with everything else.  Form your patties and wrap a piece of bacon around each burger securing it with a toothpick (as you would a fillet mignon burger).  Grill for about 5-7 minutes on each side.  You may want to flip occasionally as the grease from the bacon will produce a nice grease fire.  The egg in the meat does make them most so be careful as you are turning them on the grill.  There you have it.  Pretty simple.

Here’s how the score came out;

Blue Cheese Burger = 14 points

Cow that Oinks = 13.5 points

Fillet Mignon Burger = 12 points

I think the judging was rigged.  I mean the cook that one was the owner of the house we grilled at.  I’m demanding another cook off in a neutral site.

Over all it was a lot of fun.  I would do this again in a heartbeat.