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Momma

Southern "Comfort Foods" have always tied a mom to a kitchen of heat and hard work. My favorite comfort food of my mothers was her homemade BBQ meatloaf and Mexican Cornbread. We always had this meal on special occasions, people coming home, New Years Day, etc. Meatloaf meant a celebration. To prepare that meal takes many hours that people on the go today just do not have and so I have turned my favorite comfort food into a meal that I can serve my family fairly quickly – a Burger.

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cup self-rising corn meal
1/2 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded & chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 t. garlic powder
1/3 cup bacon drippiongs
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 onion finely chopped
1 egg
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. pepper
2 cans hunts tomato sauce
3 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. brown sugar
2 T. prepared mustard
2 T. (lea & perrins) worcestershire sauce
1 bottle Kraft original BBQ sauce

Instructions 

Bun Cooking Directions:
Add the first 9 ingredients together, stir until the consistency of cornbread batter. Place a metal cookie sheet (no coating on face) on grill set to high. Pour bacon drippings to thinly coat surface. Pour batter into pancake/bun size circles or into metal "egg molds/rings". When bubbles start to form, flip to other side. Remove from sheet. Repeat process till enough "buns" are made for 6 burgers. Set aside until burgers are done.

Burger Cooking Directions:
Mix together beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, pepper, ½ can tomato sauce, and form into burgers. Place on grill at medium heat cook for 5 – 6 minutes on each side.

Sauce Cooking Directions:
Mix remainder of ingredients simmer for a few minutes over flame, then use to baste burgers. After placing burger on "bun" add chopped pimento & applewood cheese to garnish burger.

Preparation time: 50 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total meal completion time: 120 minutes
Grill set to medium or lower end of high heat at all times