Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ~~ The Case of the Unfaithful Foodie

Hey, friends. Hope you passed an exciting (or relaxing) Labor Day holiday if you're in the states. If not, hope ya had a nice weekend. :) We got a little BBQ'ing in at the last minute, and I'm really glad we did.

What's up with today's title? I must confess, being as I'm a good "Catlick" and all, that I have strayed from my first spice love. Please don't tell Mr. Tony. It would only hurt him! Y'all who keep up with the recipes here know I'm always touting Tony Chachere's as the be all/end all of spicy deliciousness.

Well, today a new, younger, hunkier, tastier spice has crept in the kitchen door. Although I have trouble hanging my head too low in shame, I'd like to introduce you to the new man in my spice rack -- blawgin' buds, please say hey to Diesel!

I'll always love me some Mr. Tony, but every girl needs a little new spice in her diet, and we all know variety is the (say it with me) spice of life! Now, really, can you blame me for straying?

I thought not! :D There's room for all three of us in the kitchen, right? The Diesel's seasoning is silky fine, and left a nice little afterburn on the tongue without choking off my airway. LOL. In other words, it is goo-ooooo-oood!

Besides being the son of fellow blogger Karen Evans, here's a little more about the man behind the Diesel's brand:

Diesel's Seasonings was created by Dave "Diesel" Evans who earned the nickname Diesel while serving in the Marine Corps. He started his passion for mixing ingredients while serving overseas and eating the same old MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) day after day. Dave started experimenting by mixing different items from different MREs to create new and better meals for him and his fellow Marines.
After leaving the military, Dave "Diesel" Evans continued his pursuit to make better food and is currently attending culinary school to further his foodie passion. He has tapped into his Cajun roots to help bring out the best spice and herb combinations to go with every meal. With permission from his beautiful wife Melissa, he created Diesel’s Seasonings.
Hooooweeee! See what I mean? Now, on with the recipe using Diesel's Hamburger Spice Blend. {My vegetarianistical friends, you know you can substitute tofu, TVP or ground turkey, so don't tell me no comments about the venison. LOL}

Diesel Injected Bambi Burgers

1 lb. ground venison
1/2 lb. ground pork (or pork sausage or ground beef)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/4 cup fine chopped onion (Vidalia or purple, if possible)
1 teaspoon Diesel's Hamberger Spice Blend 
A drop or two of Liquid Smoke
1 teaspoon Worcestershire

Mix up all the ingredients in a large bowl, and form in to nice sized patties. Grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side; more if you like yours well done. Add bacon or cheese to please your own tastebuds. Enjoy!


Karen said...

Oh, Angie, you are THE BEST! Wow, that's a great recipe, looks "dieselious." I'm prejudice of course. So glad you liked it! You brought tears to my eyes. Luv ya!

Janet said...

YUM!!! And I have LOTS of venison in the freezer, so I have to try this one. Diesel - here we come!

Everyday Goddess said...

one teaspoon? it must be some kind of powerful.

cool name, and two chef's in my kitchen would be fun!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Karen - You have every right to be prejudiced in this case. That's some son, and some spice!

There ya go, Janet! Aiiiayeee! :D

Everyday - To be truthful, I sprinkled on a bit more...but I didn't want my non-Cajun friends to catch fire. LOL

Steph Jordan said...

Oh for shame for me to be hungry for such a thing at 7:24 a.m. LOL. Looks like I will have to find me some of this spicy seasoning! :-))

Dave "Diesel" Evans said...

Thanks for the plug Angie, I appreciate it. I hope you don't mind if I use your recipe on my site. I'm always in search for new ways to use the seasonings.

Thanks again,

Talli Roland said...

You can't go wrong with any kind of spice, as far as I'm concerned! :)

By the way, thanks so much for signing up to Take on Amazon Blogsplash! Really appreciate your support.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Steph - Catch him on FaceBook or at the linked site! Some good, I tell ya. (I just linked to your In Living Color, and watched Episode 7 -- it was great!)

Diesel - Be my guest! :)

My pleasure, Talli. Lemme know if I can help with promo. You're gonna knock 'em dead...or at least stun 'em good. LOL

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This sounds like something my hubby and oldest son would love! Thanks. :-)

lakeviewer said...

Will look it up in my neck of the woods. One cannot underestimate the power of seasoning!

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Wonderful recipe, but I'm not sure how my sensitive stomach would respond to all those spices. I love Louisiana food, but I sure pay for my sins after eating it.(:

Deb Shucka said...

If the spice is as interesting as his picture, you're onto something big here. :-) But Bambi Burgers? Ouch! I love venison - it's just the picture in my head associated with Bambi that's the problem.

Marisa Birns said...

Sounds real good. Though I might have to ease into eventual teaspoon of the spice.

Trying, but not a cajun kind of gal yet. :D

Angie Ledbetter said...

You're mighty welcome, Shannon.

lakeviewer - Abso-toot-ly!

Oooo, I hate that for you, Andrea! But you know, you can convert ANY recipe to your liking and preferences. :)

Deb - LOL, that's the DH's name for the burgers. (Don't ask about duck, squirrel, etc.)!

Marisa - It's perfectly acceptable for non-Cajuns to work their tastebuds up to the marvelous sprinkles of nectar slowly. hehe

Diane said...

Sounds awesome! Why'd you have to involve Bambi like that.... Didn't he suffer enough??? :O)

Patti Lacy said...

Oh, WOW! Gotta try some Diesel.
Hey, you are one great writer. This article captures your humorous and descriptive voice!!!


Sharla said...

You had me at the picture!! LOL!

I'm always about trying something new, so I'll give it a shot.

BTW, I've been interviewed at http://we-do-write.blogspot.com/2010/09/interview-with-sharla-scroggs.html so go over there and get a good laugh reading my rambling babblefest. Eeek!

Tere Kirkland said...

Ha! My dad always told us venison was Bambi! Never stopped us from eating it, though...

Thanks for the recipe, Angie!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Diane. It's the husband's name, not mine. :D

Patti - Thank you for the sweet compliment, and glad you enjoyed!

Congrats, Sharla! I'll be by to read your interview shortly.

Teri - Southern Girls Unite!

Marguerite said...

This seasoning looks great! I make most of my own blends, but it's always fun to try a new one. Burgers look awesome, sha!

Carolyn V. said...

That sounds so Yum!!!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

You can call me Ant. said...

Wow! delicious! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I commented back, but since I'm a newbie blogger, I didn't realize my comments don't go anywhere but on my page. Anyhow, thanks for the mom writers link! Great resource.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Marguerite - The Diesel's is really smooth and silky. Hope you get a chance to try it on some of your tres tres bon recipes!

You're welcome, Carolyn.

Ant - Hang in there! There's a great and supportive community in Blogland. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Three words: Yum and YUM. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Elana - LOL. You know I was just yankin' your chain about coming by to visit, but so glad ya did. :D

arlee bird said...

I'm not as big of a hamburger fan as I used to be and when I do get 'em they're usually fast food inferiorities. Now this recipe sounds like what I really need. Mmmm--Mmmm!

Tossing It Out

Terri Tiffany said...

I want to know if using liquid smoke makes a difference-- I 've seen it used a ton on food channel.

Liz Fichera said...

This sounds like heaven! I think I know what I'll be making this weekend! Thanks for the tip. :-)

Amie B said...

that made my eyes water! wow-ee! that's one spicey pepper!

Angie Ledbetter said...

arlee bird -- hope you get a chance to try these bang up burgers! Thanks for stopping in. :)

It does, Terri. Gives it a rich smokey flavor, as you'd imagine.

Liz - You're welcome!

LOL Amie. :D

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