Announcing the 2007 finalists!
The results are in! We have finalists for this year's cook-off!
Congrats to the following people whose recipes were chosen in the Beef Burger category:
Region 1: Erin Evenson, Brooklyn, New York- Black Pepper Caramel Burgers with Mango-Green Apple Slaw and Basil-Mint Mayonnaise
Region 2: Jamie Martin, Madison, Alabama- Argentinean Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Avocados, and Roasted Corn and Jicama Slaw
Region 3: Cynthia Ross, South Barrington, Illinois- Datilles con Bacon Hamburguesas
Region 4: Lorie Roach, Buckatunna, Mississippi- Smoky â€œPimentoâ€ Cheese Black Angus Patty Melts
Region 5: Karen Bernards, McMinnville, Oregon- Sweet-Hot Thai Burgers
And our Alternative Burger Finalists:
Region 1: Rick Rohr, Darien, Connecticut- Home on the Range Buffalo Burgers with Fresh Garden Herbs and Huntsman Cheese
Region 2: Harold Cohen, Hollywood, Florida- Albuquerque Chicken Burgers with Jicama Slaw and Ancho Sour Cream
Region 3: Brigitte Nguyen, Lexington, Kentucky- Vietnamese Five-Spice Pork Burgers Zippy with JalapeÃ±o chiles, Sweet & Sour with Pickled Daikon and Carrot, and Absolutely Indulgent with Pate on a Buttered Bun!
Region 4: Mary Beth Harris-Murphree, Tyler, Texas- Lamb Burgers with Grilled Haloumi and Eggplant Salsa
Region 5: Rebecca Reece, Henderson, Nevada- Little Italy Sausage Burgers
Check out the complete recipes here
Thanks to everyone who entered their recipe and know that the judges had a VERY tough job in choosing only 5 recipes from each category from the 8000+ entries received! Keep following the journey of these finalists as they prepare for their trip to the Napa Valley and cook their recipes on September 29!
Don't forget we will be live-blogging from the contest so for the most up-to-date info, check back soon!
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