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Hot Wings Burger Recipe

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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. 

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