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Monday, March 21, 2011

Hickory Burger

I have always loved Sonic Hickory burgers. They are simple--beef, sauce, lettuce and onions. Tonight, we had a Burger Buffet meal. This was my choice. While I waited for my hubby to grill the burgers, I mixed up this simple sauce. This is not a barbecue flavored sauce--that is too complex. It is a hickory sauce through and through. Wonderful stuff if you are a fan of Sonic burgers. Plus, it is really easy to make. Make the effort to find Wright's liquid smoke. It is superior to other brands.

Hickory Sauce
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
This recipe is available in the book, along with over 60 additional 24/7 Low Carb Diner recipes. By ordering the book, you get more than 300 favorite gluten free recipes from four other well known low carb cooking experts…Jennifer Eloff of Splendid Low Carbing cookbook fame, Kent Altena, the Atkins Diet Geek and You Tube star, nutritionist and author Maria Emmerich of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal, and popular blogger and food stylist, Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. Unlike any other cookbook you may own, this one is a compilation of mini cookbooks featuring the talents of these well known low carbers. Think of it as a “best of” project.
Low Carbing Among Friends also features recipes from numerous other talented low carbing friends and recommendations from the medical community who recognize the health benefits of low carb, gluten free living. To preorder your copy, visit The official release date is 11/11/11, so pre-order now for a discount.

I made my burger with grilled onions, unlike Sonic. I tried a bit with raw onion, and thought it was even better. Both ways are delish.

We survived another big party. I lived through making a regular cake for the cake walk--not wasting my expensive sweeteners on those who don't care. This is a Devil's Food cake with sauerkraut, hence the WWII name. And, no you can't taste the sauerkraut, but it makes it really moist. It is my mom's old recipe. We kept to the cheese, pork skins and the coconut flour donuts I brought. It was a 1940s USO Party, so the donuts were almost authentic. We also chowed on the Spam, since that was made famous in that era. With a little planning, and contributing to the snack table, it is possible to eat low carb almost anywhere!


Retta said...

I made this hickory sauce yesterday and it was a big hit with my new-to-low-carb guy!

And the next day I mixed some with a little mayo and made a hickory sandwich spread for his lunch. Another hit.

Thanks for this, it's very versatile.

Lisa Marshall said...

great idea!