A couple of weeks ago I shared my favorite Game Day Grilling Tips with y’all.
That same day, Nathan and I hosted a Game Day Cookout for the UT vs OU game (let’s just not talk about the score — mmmmmkay!)
There was a ton of food, friends, football, cheering, shouting, laughter and full tummies. All in all, an extremely good day.
For pre-game snacks I made; a football shaped cheeseball, a veggie platter and a killer spinach & artichoke dip (recipes coming)
For the main event I was given Bush’s Onion Baked Beans (do we sense a theme?)
Brown sugar, specially cured bacon and a delicate blend of spices are slow cooked with onions to create our Onion Baked Beans.
I paired these delicious sweet and slightly savory baked beans with these ridiculously delicious and mouthwateringly large 1/2 lb onion burgers.
To create these burgers and feed our big hungry crowd, I started with 7 pounds of ground chuck, 2 heads of garlic, 2 onions and 1/4 C of meat seasoning. I chopped the garlic and onions and then mixed everything together in a big bowl.
Then, I used one of my new favorite kitchen goodies, the hamburger patty shaper, to make giant 1/2 lb burger patties
This yielded 13 full size patties and one smaller ‘jr’ burger, which I loaded on a freezer paper lined tray
I put the patties in the refrigerator to chill for about 3 hours – the cold patties cook better and don’t fall apart on the grill! (old restaurant trick)
About 30 minutes before we were ready to cook the burgers, I got my chipotle caramelized onions started.
I ring sliced 6 medium size yellow onions and added them, 1 stick of butter, 2 chopped chipotles and 1 Tbsp adobo sauce to my large saucepan.
I allowed that to just simmer and caramelize, stirring occasionally. I can’t tell you how many of the guys I caught snagging onions out of the pan while they were cooking – it was almost comical. They reminded me of Monkey with cookie dough 🙂
Nathan put the patties on the grill, flipped them each one time and holy moses, y’all — the smell was absolutely mouthwateringly out of this world!
I laid out a buffet of different cheeses, burger toppings and everyone followed their noses to the stove where the caramelized onions and beans were simmering
We topped our burgers with chipotle caramelized onions and pretty much nothing else was needed.
The silence that fell over my house while everyone ate — well, the only sounds you could hear were chewing, moans of delight and that, was all she wrote 😉
The Bush’s Onion Baked Beans were an absolutely perfect accompaniment to the burgers!!
The only problem — everyone started eating so quickly and devoured their burgers so fast that I never got a picture of a *built* burger or plate with beans on it! Which, in hindsight — is actually a pretty huge compliment 🙂
We had such a wonderful time, the food was a HUGE hit and I sent everyone home with a coupon to get some Bush’s Baked Beans for themselves!
And now, thanks to the wonderfully generous people at Bush’s, I have a surprise for y’all!!
One of YOU love A Southern Fairytale readers is going to win a Bush’s Beans Grillin’ Kit of your own!!
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Bush’s Baked Beans Giveaway
- One black Bush’s branded cooler with speakers
o Cooler has side zippered pocket with jack to allow for compatibility with MP3 player and front pocket to store accessories
- Two royal blue Bush’s branded folding chairs
o Chairs have built in cup holders on each side
- One hamburger press with handles — (two vigorous thumbs up from me!!!)
o Prep two perfect burgers with this two-piece press, an easy way to make neat and uniformly sized patties
- One hot dog/brat griller
o Six-slot stainless steel cooker produces professional-style results while keeping foods from failing through the grill
· Vouchers for Bush’s Baked Beans to serve up to 20 guests (or 5 cans)
Want to win? It’s easy, here’s how you can enter!
Mandatory – (if you don’t do this, you aren’t entered)
- What favorite Game Day Grilled Entree’ of yours would pair perfectly with one of Bush’s NINE Baked Bean Flavors? See all nine flavors here.
Bonus Entries – (each must be in a separate comment)
- Tweet about this giveaway and leave your tweet url in the comment
- In a comment tell me about your favorite Game Day/Grillin’ Memory
That’s 3 entries per person!! This giveaway is open from Friday, October 21st, 2011 to Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 10:00 PM CST – the winner will be chosen via Comment Contest plug-in. The winner will have 24 hours to claim prize via e-mail, if the winner does not respond a new winner will be chosen.
I have been compensated for my time and participation by Bush’s Beans, however my opinions, recipes, photographs and experiences shared with y’all are 100% my own