Red hot chicken and Jorge's bacon cheeseburgers
Sept./Oct. 2014 California Bountiful magazine
Congratulations to our 2014 recipe contest runners-up: Nicolas Come of Orangevale for his red hot chicken recipe and San Diego food blogger Brandon Matzek for Jorge's bacon cheeseburgers.
Red hot chicken
In a blender, blend marinade ingredients together for 20 to 30 seconds: 6 to 8 habañero peppers (orange or red), 1 jalapeño, 4 to 6 cloves garlic, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup honey, 2 tbsp. cumin, 2 tbsp. smoked paprika, and salt and ground pepper to taste.
Use a food brush to coat 1 whole chicken with marinade and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Barbecue or roast chicken in a 375-degree oven for about 1 hour.
Nicolas' tip: "Serve hot with your favorite vegetables."
Jorge's bacon cheeseburgers
The recipe and photos are featured on Brandon's blog. (P.S. If Brandon's photos don't make you desperately crave a burger, nothing will!)