Chef Mike Stines is a regular contributor to Char-Broil LIVE and the Community Forums. Mike is the author of one of my favorite cookbooks – “Mastering Barbecue” and his recipes and book may be found at his web site Cape Cod Barbecue. Chef Mike is an active certified judge in the KCBS.
This weekend I decided to
steal borrow CB’s burger recipe and add my own twist… “Chipotle Burger Glaze”
For those of you not familiar with what Chipotle is I think this definition at Wikipedia is acceptable to most afficianados of hot & spicy foods:
A chipotle (pronounced /t???po?tle?/ chi-poht-lay; Spanish: [t?i?potle]), or chilpotle, which comes from the Nahuatl word chilpoktli meaning “smoked chili pepper” is a smoke-dried jalapeño that tends to be brown and shriveled. It is a chili used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American and Tex-Mex.
Chipotle Burger Glaze
3/4 cup good quality ketchup
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Keep warm for service.
Tip: ?This glaze also works well for ribs or pork roasts.
I like to present this grilled hamburger to my guests on Miami rolls – a rich, square roll with Spanish and sweet onions – topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and accompanied by roasted baby beets and sweet corn.?? Doesn’t get much better! ~ Mike