Testing, testing: Beef Burger with Spinach, Roasted Poblanos, and Caramelized Onions

Update: This burger made Editors’ Pick at Food52!

This will be my last post before the blog officially launches on Sunday (August 1st) and I tell my mom about it.  I wouldn’t be posting at all, because I’m working on writing next week’s posts, but something fun is going on, and you may be able to help and have fun along with me.

burger 1

When Food52 asked for our best beef burgers, I knew I’d love to participate, because wow, does my family love burgers. Me, though, I’m not a huge meat-eater, so I wanted something with a little bit of veggies, too. The kid had a light-bulb moment, brought on by the fact that she was still feeling rhapsodic about the Bayless chicken.  Why couldn’t I, she asked, make a burger with the same flavors as the yummy chicken, only use beef?

So I did.

burger 2

My burger (Beef Burger with Spinach, Roasted Poblanos, and Caramelized Onions) is on their list of Editors’ Pick Candidates — see it there at the bottom of their call for testers?  (Here’s a direct link to the recipe.)  I’d love to see some of you test this, or any of the other burgers on the list.  It’s fun summer food, that’s for sure.

And now the summer is essentially over for me.  I have tomorrow, Friday, completely off, and then Saturday, the work year starts for me, and it’ll be June before I get another extended leave from work.

This year, I hope, will be a stellar year for The Mom Food Project. If I play my cards right, I’ll test and post about ALL the foods on my own Mom Food list (approximately 85 items), and get a chance to share your Mom Foods (and Dad Foods, and Grandma Foods, and so on) with you.

Updates will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Mondays I’ll be participating in Meatless Mondays, which you’d think would be a challenge considering how much my mom loves and cooks meat, but she also loves veggies.  Latkes are vegetarian, after all!

Every Wednesday will be full of recipes, menus, cooking tips, and lots of photos of my Mom Foods and all your contributions.

Friday is Follow Friday, which is really a Twitter thing, but I like the idea, so here on the blog (and on the Project’s Twitter feed, @momfood), I’ll point you to others who are celebrating the concept of feeding our families lovingly.

Thank you all for taking this leap with me. I’ve already found such support and so many great new friends in the month that I’ve been working on this project. I’m very grateful to you all for being so open and loving with me, and for believing in the healing power of food served with love.

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Author: Serene

I run The Mom Food Project, which was born out of love for my mom and a desire to preserve the recipes of my childhood, which didn't actually exist in written form until I quizzed my mom and wrote the recipes down.

13 thoughts on “Testing, testing: Beef Burger with Spinach, Roasted Poblanos, and Caramelized Onions”

  1. I’m definitely going to have to attempt this. I too do not eat much red meat and if I do I tend to want something healthy to go with it. Not to mention trying to get the kids to eat spinach is not an easy task, but if I did it like this they may just do it. Thanks for posting a link to the recipe. (#31DBBB gal)

  2. My husband will love this.

    Didn’t realize I discovered you pre-launch! Can’t wait to hear your mom’s reaction — I’m getting teary-eyed just thinking about it and I don’t even know either of you in real life.

    1. *squee*!

      I just talked to her. She’s in the Apple Store trying to talk herself out of accepting the iPad her gentleman friend wants to buy for her birthday. And now she’ll be able to see the blog on her new iPad! :-)

  3. Looks so good. Tear, I shouldn’t read food blog in the morning! Anyway, I’m looking forward to your new blog. Good luck and happy Friday!!!

    1. Thanks so much! You’ve been such an encouragement to me as I get this stuff together. I really appreciate it.

  4. I’m excited to hear how your launch goes! I can only imagine how touched your mom will be.
    Your burger sounds absolutely delicious. I love the addition of vegetables. My husband is a huge meat fan so this will be right up his alley.

    Good luck heading back to work and I can’t wait to see your upcoming posts on your mom food list. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you and I love your blog so much! Do you think the Daring Baker challenges are fun, and worth the effort? It looks like everyone has so much fun doing them!

      1. Honestly, I really love the daring bakers challenges. I have learned so much from doing them and there is such a satisfaction when you complete one. Not to mention they’re delicious! The hardest part of them for me is the blog post that follows. They’re so dag gone long!

        Thank you so much for your sweet words and your retweet! It puts a smile in my heart to know you appreciate what I write. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Aw, thanks! (And I hope my getting a bandwidth-exceeded message on your site right now means your site’s just super-popular today!)

  5. My 9 year old son is the burger maker in the family. He even has his own little book of burger recipes! I’m going to send him this one, we’ll see if his curiosity will overcome the “urgh spinach” factor!

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