Spicy Stuffed Jalapeno Burger with Roasted Red Pepper and Tomatillos

As surprising as this may sound, I don’t actually watch a lot of cooking shows on television. I am admittedly obsessed with Top Chef, but I have never really gotten into the other various cooking competition shows on the Food Network. The format of cooking reality tv is always the same- there’s a challenge with a specific ingredient that the contestants do not know of beforehand, and there is a time limit to finish one’s dish. Sometimes contestant’s are classically trained chefs, sometimes they are home cooks, sometimes the two compete against one another. But the format doesn’t change much, and it just get’s repetitive after awhile. But I have to say, I am so into this new show on the Esquire Network The Next Great Burger. Mostly because everyone involved seems to be having such a good time. The concept is simple- three people are chosen to come and cook their signature burgers for a group of 60 people. The contestants range from classically trained chefs, to food truck owners, to serious home cooks. There is no time limit- all that matters is who can makes the best burger, not how fast any one contestant can feed the masses. The show is filmed at a bar, and the 60 people assembled drink freely throughout the entire show, chat with the contestants while they cook, and just overall seem like they are having an awesome time. It is technically a contest, but the “Judges” always give positive feedback, and the atmosphere is more like a party. If I were going to choose food contest to enter, I would want to enter that one. Continue reading Spicy Stuffed Jalapeno Burger with Roasted Red Pepper and Tomatillos