We'll Mess With Texas

Today Texas A&M officially became the newest member of the SEC (effective July '12). I'm still struggling with the basic geography of a Midwest state being a part of the Southeastern Conference. Regardless, a whole world of hurt lies ahead for the Aggies who will face SEC opponents more intense than those of their former Big 12 conference. With that being said, "Welcome Texas A&M!"

Southern Living included these Texas Tackler-Size Burgers in their football season recipes. (I would prefer them to be named "Nick Fairley Burgers," but that is neither here nor there). What an appropriate burger to demolish before a game against the Aggies, aka Tiger Meat!

Texas Tackler-Size Burgers

1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound ground chuck
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup mixed chopped fresh herbs (such as basil, mint, and oregano)
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Toppings: pimiento cheese, cooked bacon slices, lettuce, and tomato slices

1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Combine first 4 ingredients gently. Stir fresh herbs into meat mixture. Shape mixture into 6 (5-inch) patties.
2. Grill, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink in center. Serve on Homemade Hamburger Buns. Top each burger with pimiento cheese, cooked bacon slices, lettuce, and tomato slices.
(July 2011 Southern Living)

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