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Hot Off The Grill from (Issue #5)
July 16, 2013

Dog Day's of Summer Recipes from


Welcome to the Dog Day's of Summer 2013!!!

I'm excited about this issue of Hot off the Grill, we've got 2 new recipes and 1 special tip that will help with any type of cooking, not just BBQ & Grilling.

The new recipes include an incredible new burger I call the Bazinga Burger (but it's really a Buffalo Burger) and a Pork Souvlaki in a Pita recipe.

And the tip is great for those of us frustrated with recipes that call for 1 tablespoon of tomato paste...what do you do with the leftovers? Read on...

But first, my most favorite hamburger recipe of 2013, the Bazinga Burger...

Buffalo "Bazinga" Burgers

I don't know why I started calling these Bazinga Burgers other than I really like the word Bazinga (and the show it's from Big Bang Theory).

They're really Buffalo Burgers and in fact are really really Bison Burgers if we're going to get technical.

Bison is available at many butcher shops nowadays but's it's kind of pricey.

If you want, you can substitute ground beef instead but you're not allowed to sing Home Home on the Range when your eating them...

Pork Souvlaki in a Pita

Love Greek food? That unmistakable Oregano, Lemon & Garlic flavor combination?

Marinate pork, red onions and green peppers in those flavors overnight for maximum flavor then thread them onto skewers.

A quick grill and slide them off the skewers into a warm pita or tortilla shell and drizzle some cool Tzatziki or creamy garlic sauce over them.

It only sounds easy because it is.

Tip: What to do with leftover tomato paste?

Maybe this tip isn't new to you (why didn't you tell me about it!) but it was to me and I really wanted to share it with you.

How many times have you used a recipe that calls for 1 or 2 teaspoons of tomato paste.

What do you do with the rest of it?

I know the cans are small but really, I hate throwing anything out.

Here's what you do.

1. Put the small can of UNOPENED tomato paste in the freezer for 30 minutes.

2. Remove the can and OPEN both ends.

3. Push out the frozen cylinder of tomato paste.

4. Cut off what you need and seal the rest in a freezer bag (not in the can) and refreeze until you need some more.

Yay! No more waste!

Until next time, enjoy these new recipes and the cool tomato paste tip and feel free to share this newsletter with your friends.



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