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Super Bowl Sammies: The Peyton Manwich vs. The Ham Newton



I had soooo much fun coming up with these recipes for my segment on Good Day Atlanta!  Little secret here, when the Super Bowl comes around, I’m usually far more interested in what the menu is– than what teams are playing.  Sandwiches are one of my favorite things on the planet– so in the spirit of “SUPER BOWL,” here are some SUPER sized Sammies paying tribute to the quarterbacks on each team:  Peyton Manning from the Denver Broncos inspired The Peyton Manwich and Cam Newton from the Carolina Panthers inspired the HAM Newton.  See what I did there??

Since Colorado is famous for both buffalo and green chilies, I thought I would add some cheesy, crunchy glory and create the love child between a burger and burrito– Burgerito, anyone?  First, you start with 2 buffalo burgers topped with green chilies and pepper jack cheese.  Then, you wrap the burgers (buns and all) with a large flour tortilla, then top with cheese, and bake till the cheese is melty and the burrito is crunchy.  Then add green chili sauce and jalapenos.  Oh, yeah, meet the Peyton Manwich….



Gooey, cheesy, crunchy yum!

Gooey, cheesy, crunchy yum!


The Peyton Manwich
A Double Buffalo Burger with cheese wrapped in a burrito and topped with green chili sauce.
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For the Buffalo Burgers and Tortilla Wrap
  1. 1 1/2 pounds ground buffalo
  2. 1/2 pound ground chuck
  3. 3 Tb crunchy onions (in spice aisle)
  4. kosher salt and pepper to taste
  5. slices of pepper jack cheese
  6. green chilis
  7. Large flour tortilla
  8. shredded cheese
  9. pickled jalapenos
For the Green Chili Sauce
  1. 2 Tb canola oil
  2. 3/4 cup diced sweet onion
  3. 2 garlic cloves chopped
  4. 4 Tb flour
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 1 (27 ounce) can roasted green chills (diced)
  7. 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  8. 1 tsp kosher salt
  9. 1 tsp black pepper
  10. 2 TB fresh lime juice
  11. 2 Tb honey
For the burgers
  1. Combine buffalo and chuck, fold in crunchy onions.
  2. Form into patties and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook until rare (they will cook more in the oven)
  4. Put 2 patties in buns and top with diced green chilis and pepper jack cheese.
  5. Wrap in a large flour tortilla and top with shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 until cheese has melted. Top with green chili sauce and jalapenos.
For the Green Chili Sauce
  1. In a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the onions, garlic and jalapeno and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium, add the flour and stir constantly until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the can of chilis 1 cup water, the vinegar and salt and stir until the liquid is smooth and all the flour is dissolved and sauce begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add honey, lime juice, salt and pepper. Puree in a blender or food processor. Adjust to taste for salt and pepper. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
To serve
  1. Spoon green chili sauce onto tortilla after it comes out of the oven.
  1. Green Chili sauce adapted from a Guy Fieri recipe.
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Next on our Super-sized menu, The Ham Newton!  Years ago, I did a BBQ story at a local joint in South Georgia and they had a massive sandwich called The Big Jim.  It was loaded with various BBQ meats and topped with coleslaw and onion rings!  Like, Heart Attack on a Platter kinda sandwich!  Here we go….

TheHamNewton That’s 7 layers, y’all:  Texas Toast, Ham steak, pork BBQ, beef brisket, bacon, coleslaw and crispy onion rings.  OHHHHHEEEEEEMMMMMMMGGGGGGGEEEEEE.


The Ham Newton
7 layers of meaty delish
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  1. 2 pieces Texas Toast buttered and toasted
  2. 2 Tb mayo
  3. 1 small ham steak
  4. 1/4 pound pork BBQ
  5. 1/4 pound beef brisket
  6. 4 pieces of bacon
  7. 1/4 cup coleslaw
  8. 5 crunchy onion rings
  1. Toast bread and spread with mayo.
  2. Layer with ham, pork BBQ, beef brisket, bacon, coleslaw and onion rings.
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 And, there I am, stuffing the Whole Ham Newton into my pie hole on live TV.  SCORE!  The sandwich is actually bigger than Fox 5 anchor, Denise Dillon… ( :

Enjoy the game– and the sandwiches, folks!