For today’s lesson in biology lab, we walked down through some wooded area on campus and had to identify different trees, plants, and vines. It wasn’t the coolest of afternoons, but bearable none the less. After class, I met up with Ed at the HUB and we proceeded to return to El Palacio.
Laying on the couch while watching the food network has become a great source of inspiration. I saw Guy Fieri make these bad boys and was hooked instantly. We went to the Woodlands gym to enhance all the heads of both our bi- and triceps. A quick Publix run ensued and we were set…and hungry.
Serving Size: 5 Men
Total Prep/Cook time: 30 min
- 2.5 lb 80/20 ground chuck
- A few handfuls of bread crumbs
- A few sprinkles of garlic and/or onion powder
- 5 kaiser rolls
- 3 lb sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 link chorizo, chopped
- 1 package bacon, chopped
- 1 white onion, chopped
Start out by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes, slice them in half the long way and place the halves down flat. Slice those into 5 equal pieces, thus creating fries. Now place your fries in a large bowl and toss them around in the oil and spice with salt and pepper to taste. Pop those in the oven and set a timer for 15 MINUTES. Fire up a burner on medium heat and place your chopped ingredients in a large pan, mix around to ensure all the bacon renders, but doesn’t crisp, roughly 10 minutes.(the choirzo should be down around the same time). Now, take the good stuff out of the pan and place it on a plate with paper towel, allowing it to drip and dry. (this make take 4+ sheets). In a large bowl, mush together the ingredients and separate what you’ve got now into 10 equally sized patties (tops and bottoms). Try to create a little crater in the meat, or build a city way of sorts around the edges of the patties. Place a pile of the good stuff in each crater and put the tops halves on. Pinch together the sides and work it with your hands to reform the ultimate handful of deliciousness (U-HOD)
Around this time your first 15 MINUTES is up. Take out the fries and flip them all, adding more spice if you see fit. Pop them back in and set 20 MINUTE timer. NOW….In the same pan as before (which still has a lot of flavor in it), cook your U-HODs for about 5-6 minutes each side and then place them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven with the fries. When the timer goes off, it all should be about ready.
Served with extra good stuff on top, lettuce, and ketchup.
(I FORGOT THE CHEESE….DOH!)
Average Cost per Person:~$4