Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pile it on Garbage Plates

After living in Rochester, NY for a few years I learned about the deliciousness of the garbage plate. Ok, it sounds weird and possibly disgusting but I promise you its absolutely delicious. There are a few garbage plate combinations you can enjoy, the possibilities are pretty endless: burger, cheeseburger, red or white hots, Italian sausage, and grilled cheese just to name a few.

The originator of the Garbage plate is Nick Tahou's. They even trade marked the name Garbage Plate for their scrumptious dish!

I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs of of vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/2 can kidney beans
  • 1 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Cup of water
  • 4 Tbs Franks hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Plate Ingredients
  • 4 Ground beef patties or White hots (Not sure how easily you can find white hots but I know Wegman's always has them)
  • 1 Bag of frozen home fries
  • 1 lb Freshly made macaroni salad
  • 1 Small chopped white onion
  • Italian bread loaf
  • American Cheese (optional, for cheese burger plates)
Optional Toppings
  • Chopped onions
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow Mustard

Home Fries:
Oven: 350°F   Bake Time: 20 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 
  2. Place frozen home fries in one even layer on a baking sheet
  3. Bake for 20 minutes
  4. Place them on a plate and put them aside until ready to put your garbage plate together

Heat: Medium High      Cooking Time: 14 minutes        Serving Size: 4 people
  1. Heat a griddle or grill to medium high heat
  2. Place the burgers and cook until cooked through about medium well
  3. Once the burgers are cooked, place them on a plate and cover with tin foil to keep them warm.
  4. If you want to make a cheese burger plate, place a slice of american cheese on the burgers before you cover them in tin foil.

Heat: Medium/ Low        Cooking Time: 20 minutes        Serving Size: 5-6 people
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent then add garlic and sauté for an additional minute
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until there is no more pink. 
  3. Drain most of the excess fat and return the pan and meat to heat
  4. Add water and tomato paste and combine.
  5. Mix in the kidney beans, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon. 
  6. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, while you are prepping the rest of the plate 
  7. Stir occasionally

  • Place the home fries and macaroni salad onto your plate.
  • Next add your burger to the plate and pour the sauce on the top. Add as little or as much as you'd like.
  • Enjoy!

Eat Well & Adventure On,

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