It's election day (2008) here in the United States. In my lifetime I've never witnessed a more passionate fight for Presidential power than the current race for the White House.
We all have our opinions, issues and what we consider most critical in our political objectives. However, after today, whether we are Democrats or Republicans, the leaders of our country will have to find a way to work together in this rainbow of chaos. Our country is in dire need of repair.
So this is what inspired me up to whip up the Lazy Taxpayer's Bipartisan Burger. Why is it lazy? Well, instead of grilling onions, I added Lipton Onion Soup Mix to the meat. And instead of using fresh pineapple I used slices right out of the can. Hey, who has time to meticulously grill onions and slice a fresh pineapple when you are glued to the news watching election results....not me.
And why is this clever burger Bipartisan?
Since Obama has roots in Hawaii I threw in the grilled, sliced pineapple. And McCain being the Senator of the state of Arizona, I wanted to add a burst of heated, traditional Southwestern fare. This is where the grilled jalapenos came to play. This sweet and hot combination paired together with goat cheddar cheese, to take the edge off, is the perfect addition to your election day meal spread.
So let's make it together, I was so lazy I didn't even fire up the grill...I used my grill pan!
Here's what you will need: Ground sirloin, Lipton's French onion soup mix, jalapeno (or green peppers), sliced pineapple, goat cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer) and buns.
Combine 1 packet of Lipton's French Onion Soup Mix with 2 pounds of ground sirloin. Make into eight quarter-pound patties.
Slice your jalapeno's into quarters, scooping out the seeds and veins.
Place the burgers, pineapple slices and jalapenos on your grill pan or your outdoor grill. Cook to desired doneness.
Build your burger using condiments of your choice and adding cheese, pineapple and jalapenos.
The sweet pineapple and heat filled jalapeno are balanced by the tangy goat cheddar cheese. This burger is an election night knockout.
Who will be the next big cheese...we soon shall know.
Lazy Taxpayer's Bipartisan Burger
I think it was Franklin D. Roosevelt who said, "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on".
So hang on America, today is guaranteed to be a wild ride!