Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recipe~ Grilled Chili Cumin Steak Fries.....Plus! Burger Reci"pea"

You might be a redneck if you snip green beans while soaking your feet in a kiddy pool. 

And snip the beans with your teeth.

I'm getting these ready for the best Spicy dilly beans EVER!

Ave had other plans as she said "be-tend we were back like the bible people and all we ate were beans" I said "The bible people must have had a tootalicious time" As we did too.

We're outside every chance we get. Ave likes to carry the hose on full blast watering herself, the dog, and the plants serveral times over. She makes mud couches out of water and dirt so the bees have a place to rest. She pickes my herbs and lays them out over the deck so the bugs have something to eat. I love summer! 

Which is why I spend most of my cooking time over the outdoor grill. The food tastes better. It smells better. And it's better for you. 

Like these Grilled Steak Fries

Grilled Chili Cumin Steak Fries.....Ooooh Ya! With Lime Cilantro Sour Cream

These taters were so good I ate them just like they are, but for those of you that fancy dipping, the cilantro lime cream sauce cooled these hot spuds off perfectly. Or some good ol' ketchup works too.


5 russet potatoes 
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1/2 lime juiced
4 Tb olive oil
salt pepper

Sour cream sauce

Combine in small bowl
1/2 cup quality sour cream
1/2 lime zested
1/2 lime juiced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 Tb chopped cilantro
salt pepper (to taste)


Scrub the outside of each potato and prick with a fork on both sides. Place in microwave for 4 minutes, turning once halfway through. Note: You want the potatoes to still be firm. Cut in wedges and place in Ziploc bag. Add all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, zip it up and gently toss the fries. Place in fridge for 20 minutes.

With grill on medium heat coat grill plates with cooking spray. Spread potatoes out evenly and cook until obvious grill marks and charred a bit. Remove and serve immediately with lime cilantro sour cream. Or your favorite dipping sauce. 

The second reci"pea" I'm sharing will now be a family favorite. If you haven't noticed I don't eat beef, but I love a good burger. This has all the right flavor, texture, nutrition, and substance. It's AMAZING!

I wish I could take credit for this "not your average" burger recipe, aka, "black bean burgers". Straight from mama's kitchen! Mama pea's kitchen that is. No doubt the best black bean burger I've EVER had. And bonus! If you make enough, you get to have them for lunch the next day! Now that's what I call a tootalicious time.

You can find it here in the book.

Or here on the peas blog. 

Whatever you decide to do with the last bit of your summer, make sure you take time to enjoy it, be with family and friends, and grill something!


  1. Drooling over the fries... These look fabulous.

  2. These fries look awesome and love that sour cream dip as well!

  3. You are so sweet! And I do want that dilly bean recipe...

  4. Too cute! I remember how much fun it used to be to make mud puddles with the garden hose when I was little... guess some things never change when it comes to kids. :)
    Love these fries, especially since they're grilled and won't heat up the kitchen. Plus the sour cream dip sounds fabulous... great alternative to the usual ketchup.

  5. These look delicious! Love all your pictures! :)

  6. Ang: do you can your dilly beans? I think we would love the recipe!!!

  7. @CaryYes I do!!! If you want the recipe just click on the "Spicy dilly beans after the pic of Ave snipping beans with her teeth:) If you have trouble, let me know. See you Friday!!

  8. Both dishes look and sound wonderful and full of flavour!! Yumm-o! That photo of the blueberries is and gorgeous photo! I am loving the summer shots!