Summer and fall are the grilling seasons – at least in Chicago! We break out the grill and fire up as often as we can until the frost starts moving in (which is almost as likely to happen in September as December – we never know here!).
Considering one of the pitfalls of many grills is the arid heat source, adding chopped tomatoes to a ground meat mixture makes sense to keep the texture moist while adding a bump of flavor that most burger aficionados would do themselves when topping their patty. If you are a fan of grilling, you’ll want to check out these awesome Red Gold (family owned and operated!) recipes to spice up your barbecue:
Spicy Tomato Burger
1 lb ground beef
1 14.5 oz can of Red Gold Tomato w/Green Chilies, drained
Salt and Pepper
Option: Pepper Jack Cheese
Combine beef & tomatoes. Form into patties. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add cheese to center of each patty for an added kick. Grill. As desired, serve on toasted bun. Use Jalapeño Ketchup or Chipotle Mayo if desired. Layer spicy peppers.
Caribbean Chicken Burger
1 lb. ground chicken
1 14.5 oz can of Red Gold Lime Juice & Cilantro, drained
Salt and Pepper
Combine ground chicken and Red Gold tomatoes. Form into patties. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill. As desired, served on Toasted bun or lettuce. Layer guacamole or avocado or roasted pineapple slice. Top with a mango chutney or fruit salsa.
One of the other things that I love about the Red Gold company is that it has been around since the 1940s and is focused on growing local in the Midwest, “where true seasons positively impact the flavor of tomatoes. The Midwest, while it’s cold in the winter, has the perfect growing season for tomatoes, perfect angle of the sun, perfect temps — and even the winter is good for tomatoes, as it breaks up the soil for tiny root systems.” I love my city and I think it’s fantastic when a company is able to support the area in which it is distributed. (And if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to enter the sweepstakes on the Red Gold site that I posted about two weeks ago!)
To get everyone excited about the Grillin’ Season, I am giving one lucky winner a Red Gold Product Prize Pack!
To enter this giveaway, complete any or all of the options listed below. Giveaway ends 8/17. Good luck!
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