Southwest Summertime Burgers and a Saucy Mama Giveaway

I’ve been waiting for weeks to be able to share this delish burger with you.  It is my entry in the Barhyte Specialty Foods Saucy Mama’s 2017 Recipe Contest.

First, though, a little about the contest! Saucy Mama is a sponsor of the World Food Championships (WFC) and for the fourth year in a row, this contest is a preferred qualifying event for WFC.  WFC will be held in November in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Saucy Mama has put together a team of previous years contest winners and is looking to add one more team member, in either the burger or bacon category.  Anyone wanting to participate in this contest made application to Saucy Mama, where they accepted the first 25 qualified applicants that maintain a food blog and/or active, public social media presence surrounding food.  They generously provided our choice of 6 of their absolutely yummy products to use when creating our entry.  The winner of the contest receives a golden ticket to WFC (which is the registration and entry fee to participate), a $1,000 travel stipend and a team dinner with the entire group in Orange Beach.  To be on Team Saucy Mama would be a huge honor!

Oh, and one more thing…Saucy Mama has graciously offered all 25 participants the opportunity to hold a giveaway and provide the winners with one package featuring three Saucy Mama products (except olives and apricot ginger mustard).  In order to register for my giveaway, visit Saucy Mama’s webpage and peruse the products.  Comment on this post with the three items you would choose should you win.  All comments must be made by midnight, EST on Wednesday, June 21st!  So hurry, don’t be left out…you will absolutely love anything you choose (but if you want to know my favorite…it is the Poblano Ranch Dressing!)

So, without further ado, here is my entry:

Southwest Summertime Burgers

Southwest Summertime Burgers

4 ounces Spanish chorizo, casing removed
1 pound ground chuck
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped poblano pepper, seeds removed
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2/3 cup fresh corn kernels (substitute frozen corn kernels that have been thawed if fresh is not available)
3 cups thinly sliced, then quartered, sweet onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
6 tablespoons Saucy Mama Honey Barbeque Wing Sauce
4 ounces pepper jack cheese, thinly sliced
1 cup small diced, hulled strawberries
1/4 cup small diced tomato
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 good quality hamburger rolls, split, toasted
1/2 cup Saucy Mama Poblano Ranch Dressing

Cut the chorizo into small pieces. Place pieces into a small food processor and process until finely ground. Place chorizo and ground chuck into a medium bowl; mix together until combined. Equally divide into four portions and form into burgers slightly larger than the rolls; set burgers aside.

In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add in the poblano pepper and cook until it begins to soften, approximately 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and corn and cook for 1 minute; transfer to a medium bowl; set aside to cool.

Place the skillet back over medium heat. Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, allow to heat. Add in the onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook until the onions are crisp tender, approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl, add in the Saucy Mama Barbeque Wing Sauce, mix to combine; set aside.

Place the skillet back over medium heat. Place the reserved burgers into skillet and cook until first side is browned, approximately 3 – 4 minutes. Flip burgers over, top with the pepper jack cheese, and continue to cook until burgers are lightly browned on the second side and cheese has melted, approximately 3 minutes.

While burgers cook, finish preparing the strawberry corn salsa: To the reserved bowl of poblano and corn mixture, add in the strawberries, tomato, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper, mix to combine.

To assemble the burgers, place the bottom of the hamburger rolls individually onto 4 serving plates. Evenly top the roll bottoms with the barbeque onions, then with a burger, then with the strawberry corn salsa. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of the Saucy Mama Poblano Ranch Dressing. Top with roll tops and enjoy!

Makes 4 burgers.


UPDATE July 22, 2017 – the winner of the drawing is Susan Chase!  Enjoy Susan!!


Comments: 14

  1. Noelle J Myers June 14, 2017 at 10:53 pm Reply

    OOHhh.. so many fun choices.. I would love to try the Tarragon Lemon Mustard, Orange Habanero wing sauce , and Pobalano Ranch Dressing if I won

  2. Jodi Taffel June 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply

    Oh man, this one made me hungry!!!! The 3 items I’d like if I win are: Creamy Horseradish, Tarragon Lemon Mustard, and Sesame Ginger Dressing

  3. Tim June 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm Reply

    I would choose thew hatch chili mustard, the orange habanero wing sauce, and the poblano ranch. She has a wide assortment of different products. It is a struggle to narrow it down to three.

  4. Laurie Lufkin June 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    yes please! Those look amazing! I love the wing sauce, the honey mustard and Lemon Tarragon mustard Iwhich is my Mom’s fave!)

  5. LynneMarie June 19, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply

    I would pick the Sesame Ginger Dressing, the Dill Mustard and the Curry Mustard sauce.

  6. Karen Smithson June 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm Reply

    So many great choices but I think I would choose the Champagne Honey Mustard, Four Leaf Balsamiic Dressing and the Parmesan Garlic Marinade.

  7. Donna June 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply

    I would love the Honey Barbecue Wing Sauce so much that I would want 3 of them please!

  8. Josee Lanzi June 20, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

    I want in I already have flavors in mine 🙂

  9. Susan Bickta June 20, 2017 at 9:53 am Reply

    Those Southwest burgers look DE-LI-CIOUS!!!! Should I be lucky enough to win?? I’d like Sesame Ginger Dressing (PERFECT for my Chinese Chicken Salad!), the Honey Mustard (PERFECT for my grilled “HAM-burgers made with ground ham!) and the All Natural Four Leaf Balsamic Dressing (PERFECT for my husband! He LOVES Balsamic dressing!). Thanks for this great opportunity to try these awesome products!

  10. Nancy Elliott June 20, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply

    I’d love to try the poblano ranch dressing, Sesame ginger dressing, and habanero wing sauce.

  11. Jaclyn Reynolds June 21, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply

    I would pick the Honey Dijon dressing, raspberry vinaigrette, and all natural four leaf balsamic dressing.

  12. Rhonda Gracie June 21, 2017 at 8:38 am Reply

    I need the Poblano Ranch Dressing, Saucy Mama Honey Barbecue Wing Sauce to make those great looking Southwest Summertime Burgers! I’d also like to try the Champagne Honey Mustard.

  13. Susan Chase June 21, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply

    I would choose the Sesame Ginger Dressing, the Hatch Chili Mustard and the Cracked Pepper Marinade.

  14. Donna Yost June 21, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply

    Looks so good! it is only breakfast and I want a burger! I would love to try the honey bbq sauce

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