Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Caribbean Chicken Burgers


One reason this is my favorite time of year is the fact that I can grill my food nearly every weekend. I love it all on the grill---brats, hot dogs, chicken, steak---but, I think my all time favorite grill food is the burger. Usually, I just slap some burger into a patty and throw it on the grill, hoping that I don't leave it on so long that it dries out. This is especially hard to do with my husband's burgers. He wants well done, even if it means the consistency of shoe leather. ewww.

Recently, my friends at Red Gold Tomatoes sent me a little something to remedy that dried out burger. It was a six-pack of various cans of diced tomatoes and an awesome bottle of Mama Selita's Jalapeno Ketchup!


There was a time when I thought canned tomatoes should only be opened in the dead of winter but, while I do love a beautiful, ripe fresh tomato, I have come to find some great uses for the canned variety. Along with the six pack of tomato product, there were some fabulous recipes that I just had to try.


The recipes all sound great. There is a Red Gold burger, topped with a delicious sounding tomato mixture-- green onions, garlic, jalapenos, ginger, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar....oh my...this is next on my list. There is a Spicy Burger consisting of ground beef mixed with Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, and an Italian Burger that has ground beef mixed with Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, & Oregano. Both of those sounded really good, but I decided a something a little different. Take a look at this:

Caribbean Chicken Burger (courtesy of Red Gold Tomatoes)

1 pound ground chicken
1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice & Cilantro, drained well
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine ground chicken, Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice & Cilantro, egg, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Form into patties and season with salt and black pepper. Place on grill and cook to desired temperature, 160 degrees F. for completely cooked burgers.

Serving Suggestions: Serve on toasted bun, with sliced avocado or a grilled pineapple slice.


Be sure to drain the tomatoes really well or the burger will fall apart...


I went easy and used canned pineapple...they turned out yummy!


Some panko bread crumbs and an egg help bind everything together.


You may want to oil the grill first...they do stick a little.


Oh my gosh...these were good! The tomatoes really keep the meat from drying out.

Here is the deal behind all of this goodness: Red Gold Tomatoes is hosting a Summer Grillin' Party on Facebook! As part of the promotion, they will be giving away 1,000 Red Gold "Summertime Tomatoes All Year Long" Aprons every week via a random drawing. There will also be one grand prize winner who will win a large Big Green Egg Grill--a $1000 value! Anyone who registers will automatically be entered into the weekly drawing and into the grand prize drawing, plus anyone can earn additional entries by referring others to participate.  Just visit Red Gold's Facebook Page for all of the details. The giveaway is going to run from July 24th until August 30th...so get going!


As a bonus, Red Gold is allowing me to give away the same tomato kit I received to one of my readers...how cool is that?! Simply leave a comment letting me know which Red Gold Recipe strikes your fancy, then be sure to leave your contact info. via the Rafflecopter widget....it's easy....just login using your Facebook account or your email. :) You can get extra entries by liking The Dutch Baker's Daughter on Facebook and Red Gold Tomatoes on Facebook. I'll let Rafflecopter select the winner on August 7th. For more tips and recipes, visit Red Gold Tomatoes on Pinterest, You Tube, and Instagram.

Disclosure: I was given free product in order to try Red Gold Tomato's recipes. All opinions are my own.


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31 comments:

  1. My favorite tomato recipe is homemade tomato juice that my Granny Cans! It is so yummy

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  2. I love a good old Southern Tomato Pie for a light summer supper.

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  3. My favorite is a good old Southern Tomato Pie.

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  4. My favorite is a good old Southern Tomato Pie.

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    1. I just saw a recipe for that...a must try!

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  5. There are times (like this) that I wish my wife wasn't a vegetarian and I could experiment with awesome recipes like this. It seems like a waste though to go through the trouble just to make this for one person.

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  6. I picked up a can of Red Gold by mistake and have been using them ever since in all my tomato based dishes. Their flavor is awesome and the sauces and tomatoes are so rich.

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    1. I feel the same way.... I never thought there would be such a quality difference with canned tomatoes.

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  7. My favorite tomato recipe is homemade tomato sauce.

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    1. I find it's almost just as easy to make your own, no? Plus, you can adjust the seasonings to your liking....

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  8. These surpassed my expectations! Weren't they good? Now it's time to tackle another recipe...thought, I'd love to try these burgers with pineapple, too :)

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    1. They were good! I'm trying the Italian Burgers this weekend. :)

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  9. I want to try their Cheesy Orzo Bake.

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    1. Oh, now I need to look at that recipe! :)

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  10. That Cheesy Orzo Bake sounds so GOOD!!!!!

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  11. That Cheesy Orzo Bake sounds so GOOD!!!

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  12. Well how did I miss this post??? My fav recipe is marinara sauce using the red gold crushed tomatoes. I also love using the chopped for salsa. Oh, and then there's chili LOL do I have to just mention one? really?

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  13. How did I miss this yummy post? My fav way to use red gold tomatoes is in a marinara sauce but I also LOVE to use them in salsa, especially when there aren't fresh tomatoes in season. Oh, and I also love them in chili. Do I really have to just mention ONE way? LOL

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    1. No...mention them all! LOL I wish I could taste your food, DeeDee. Someday, someday....

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  14. I make a tomato butter sauce that I absolutely adore! Only 3 ingredients!

    juanitas_cocina@yahoo.com

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  15. These Caribbean Chicken burgers are on the menu for this weekend. They look delicious

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  16. My favorite use of tomato sauce is in taco meat with onions, garlic and cilantro. I just add a can after browning the meat. No one noticed I used turkey instead of beef.

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  17. my favorite tomato recipe is hard to decide on. I love pretty much anything with tomatoes!

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  18. my favorite tomato recipe is hard to decide on. I love pretty much anything with tomatoes!

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  19. All my tomato recipes include Red Gold. They're the best canned tomatoes available.

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  20. My favorite tomato recipe is my home-made pasta sauce!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  21. My favorite tomato recipe is my homemade spaghetti sauce.

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  22. My family's favorite tomato recipe right now is homemade sloppy joes with cornbread on top. =)

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  23. my favorite is my mom's homemade goulash
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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