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Back to School Sloppy Joe’s, AOC style

1 1/2 cups presliced sweet onions
1-2 T Art of Chipotle Gourmet Paste (depending on your heat preference)
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cups chopped green peppers
2 T tomato paste
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
5 hamburber buns

Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onions to pan and cover and cook 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add bell pepper to pan; saute 2 minutes. Stir in Gourmet Paste, tomato paste, salt, cumin and tomato sauce. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture over bottom half of each bun, and top evening with onions and top half of bun. Enjoy!

Spiced Italian Burgers

Spiced Italian Burgers  (8 Servings) 

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 lbs. ground chuck
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Art of Chipotle Gourmet Paste
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 bakery rolls or choice of ciabatta rolls or an Italian type roll
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 slices Jack cheese
  • 8 large basil leaves

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a grill.

Place the garlic and parsley in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until finely chopped.  Add the ground chuck, Parmesan cheese, Gourmet Chipotle Paste, salt and pepper.  Mix until ingredients are combined.  Form the mixture into 8 patties.  Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes each side.

Brush the cut side of each roll with olive oil and toast on the grill for 1-2 minutes until slightly golden.

To serve, place a burger on the bottom half of each of the rolls.  Place 1 slice of jack cheese on top of the burgers.  Place the basil leaf on top of the cheese and cover with the top half.