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Hot Wings Burger Recipe

As you know, we here at The Hot Line test kitchen are imperfect.  We have had our share of misfires (the grilled chickpea wedges were, in hindsight, a mistake) and recipes that, while tasty, proved ‘unpopular’ with our enlightened readers (I’m looking at you tongue tacos) so, when we have a sure-fire hit on our hands – we’re happy to revel in it.  In the case of the Hot Wings Burger, we give you the visionary mash-up (that’s a term the kids are using these days – look it up) of chicken wings and hamburgers.  That’s right: we’ve taken two of the most popular grilled foods on the planet – and put them together.  How much did you pay for this newsletter?  That’s right – nothing.  Value.  EXTREME value. Featured in our July 2014 Hot Line

Serves 4  

Ingredients:
- ½ pound lean ground chicken
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
-1 tablespoon hot wing sauce (we’re partial to the Bombs Away Chicken Wing Sauce, pictured)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper  
To Finish: 1-cup hot wing sauce Ranch dressing Buns Lettuce, tomatoes, and any other desired toppings

Instructions:  

Assemble your ingredients
STEP 1: Assemble your ingredients, and then preheat and clean your grill.

 Chop your parsley and onion
STEP 2: Chop your parsley and onion. Chop ‘em good.

Throw (or gently toss or place) the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, hot wing sauce, salt, and pepper into a large bowl.
STEP 3: Throw (or gently toss or place) the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, hot wing sauce, salt, and pepper into a large bowl.

Mix it up. With a spoon or your hands
STEP 4: Mix it up. With a spoon or your hands – your choice.

Divide the mixture into four patties
STEP 5: Divide the mixture into four patties (one for you and three for me).

Place the patties on the preheated grill.
STEP 6: Place the patties on the preheated grill. Ugh, this is getting complicated.

 When the burger starts to get opaque, flip it over.
STEP 7: When the burger starts to get opaque, flip it over. Cook for another 4 minutes or so, or until it’s no longer pink inside.

 Get your toppings ready
STEP 8: Get your toppings ready. Mmm… cheese.

Place the burgers on a plate.
STEP 9: Place the burgers on a plate.

Pour lots of wing sauce over the burgers.
STEP 10: Pour lots of wing sauce over the burgers. OH YEAH.

 Flip the burgers so they get all covered in sauce.
STEP 11: Flip the burgers so they get all covered in sauce. Remember if some is good: more is better.

 Look at that. Just take it in.
STEP 12: Look at that. Just take it in.

 Put the burgers on the buns, cover them in toppings, and drizzle with ranch dressing. Now, eat them.
STEP 13: Put the burgers on the buns, cover them in toppings, and drizzle with ranch dressing. Now, eat them.This recipe is a winner folks.  Simply said, the lovechild of a pound of hot wings and a burger. What else could you ask for? Not much. Maybe a Segway – because a Segway would be cool to have around - or a boat (or a barbecue on a boat), but right now these burgers will do.