Red Hot Cauliflower

March 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

There was some green on our dinner plates tonight, but more importantly, there was red!

Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower

Spicy “Buffalo” Cauliflower was tonight’s side dish to homemade black bean burgers.

You’ll need:

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/3 c hot sauce
1/3 c apple cider vinegar

Pre-heat oven to 450. In a separate dish, melt butter, stir in hot sauce and apple cider vinegar. With cauliflower in a large mixing bowl, pour sauce over cauliflower and use a large spoon to stir cauliflower and coat well with buffalo sauce. Bake for 25 minutes.

There are a lot of versions of this recipe floating around the interwebs, some with flour and milk – but I’ve made it this way a couple times and it’s very good with just butter, Red Hot and vinegar (to add a little more liquid, making it easier to mix and coat cauliflower florets).

Frank's Red Hot

We’ve always got a bottle of Red Hot on hand. Zak “puts that on everything!” – just like it says on the label. The ingredients in Red Hot are (surprisingly?) unoffensive – aged cayenne red pepper, distilled vinegar, water, salt and garlic powder. It’s a little high in sodium, but at least there are no mysterious, six syllable ingredients

Since the oven was already on to roast the spicy cauliflower, I baked tonight’s veggie burgers on the cast iron skillet instead of cooking them on the stove top like I usually do – I think they turned out better baked than grilled.

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower

When I made this cauliflower the first time and asked Zak if he liked it as much as I did, he said “I don’t know, tastes like everything else I eat.”

Yup.

Day 23 of The Greener March Challenge also saw a glass of green lemonade after yoga this morning and leftover crustless spinach quiche for Breakfast Part II.

Green Lemonade Leftover Breakfast Spinach Quiche

Yeah, yeah, greens are great – let’s get back to the red. If you like cauliflower and you like spicy foods, Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower is for you!


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