What beverage do you most associate with vacation? Margarita, Piña Colada, Champagne, Chilled Dry Rosé, Sangria? The Bloody Mary is definitely on that list. Because it is a cocktail that one imbibes in the daytime. Have you ever ordered a Bloody Mary at night? No, that just doesn’t sound copacetic. It’s summer vacation time – and we are drinking Bloody Marys, outside, in the sunshine. Cheers!
But I simply cannot serve any ordinary Bloody Mary to my guests. Their vacation here must be special so these daytime drinks are served with a unique garnish. A cheeseburger, yep, that’s right, a cheeseburger. Bartenders, feel free to steal this idea.
Cheeseburger Bloody Mary Recipe
- ground beef
- worcestershire sauce
- dijon mustard
- bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
Form the beef mixture into little plump patties and bake at 400 until just cooked through. Top the warm burgers with a slice of cheddar cheese. To assemble the cheeseburgers – spread a bit of dijon mustard on the mini-bun, add a couple leaves of arugula, then top with the burger. Slide a skewer through a sweet cherry pepper, then through the cheeseburger, then through three bread & butter pickle chips. (My mini-bun “recipe” can be found here).
See how the pickles help keep the bun out of the liquid?
I like the idea of topping the cheeseburger with a cherry. A sweet cherry pepper. Cherry Peppers are large, red and green, pumpkin-shaped chili peppers. While other varieties of cherry peppers are hot, cherry peppers are characterized by their mild, sweet and aromatic flesh. Sweet pickles and cherry peppers balance perfectly with a spicy Bloody Mary.
- grey goose vodka
- V8 vegetable juice
- prepared horseradish
- worcestershire sauce
- tabasco sauce
- celery salt
- squeeze of lime
- olive and lime garnish
Summer Fest is Featuring All Kinds of Peppers!
Summer Fest is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite summertime fruits and vegetables. Be sure to check out the Pinterest Board with over 90,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair! And if these sweet cherry peppers got you in the mood for peppers, you might enjoy taking a peek at other peppery recipes from some fabulous bloggers below…
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The Lemon Bowl: Red Pepper Salsa
Weelicious: Bell Pepper Egg Flowers
Dishin & Dishes: Chicken, Poblano, Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas
Domesticate Me: Brown Rice Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken Sausage and Bell Peppers
Taste With The Eyes: Cheeseburger Bloody Mary with Cherry Peppers and Pickles
Blue Apron Blog: Roadside Noodles with Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Broccoli Raab
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Italian Pork Chops with Peppers and Chiles on Buttered Egg Noodles
Red or Green: Green Chile Pork Stew
Devour: Stuffed Peppers 5 Ways
Chez Us: Grilled Eggplant and Carmen Pepper Pizza
Daily*Dishin: Marinated Peppers and Shrimp New Orleans Style
FN Dish: Sensational Stuffed Peppers