Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cheeseburgers & Pico De Gallo

Tonight I made cheeseburgers on the grill, which I have been doing a lot lately it seems. But they are so yummy! I put steak seasoning, steak sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in them. I really need to try some new toppings or something new in the mix. I will have to look for some interesting ideas on my favorite websites soon.

Today my wonderful neighbor J. had my daughter at her house most of the day. The girls were playing so nicely and they had two 'babysitters' because J.'s step-sister (who is 20) and J.'s cousin's daughter (who is 13) were there visiting, while J.'s cousin cut and colored her hair. I took the opportunity to get some weeding done and make pico de gallo. Then my husband went out for awhile and after checking that my kid was not overstaying her welcome, I put the Sex & The City movie in the DVD player and had some nice 'me' time.

Have I shared my pico recipe with you? I can't remember, so here you go:

8 plum tomatoes
1 jalapeno
1 medium red onion
2 limes
4 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt

Dice the tomatoes into small bits that will fit nicely on a chip. As you chop, place them in a colander in the sink so the excess juices drain off. Then finely chop the garlic and onion and put that on top of the tomatoes. Then finely chop the jalapeno, preferably wearing a rubber or latex glove. The oils will stay on your skin long after you are done. The real heat is in the white rib and seeds inside, so add as much or as little of that as you like. Now transfer the mix from the colander and the jalapeno to a large bowl. Squeeze in the juice of the two limes. I add a little bit of zest too, because I love limes. Add the salt, and mix well. This always tastes better after it sits for awhile and the flavors blend.

I use this in omelettes, mixed with avocados for guacamole, and anywhere else I think it might taste good. I think my husband put some on his burger tonight. That's all for now, I have a headache and am going to bed.

Happy eating!


  1. I hope your headache went away!

    The pico de gallo looks really good. It would be a great addition to our Mexican dinner nights!

  2. We do lots of burgers on the grill in the summertime...especially since I have an unlimited supply of free burgers (my grandpa raises cattle and they send big coolers full of beef home with me everytime I visit). Kraft Food and Family has some excellent variations on the plain ol' burger. They have a taco burger topped with salsa and slice avocado that is a family favorite. I need to post about it soon!

    The pico de gallo sounds delicious!