'Red Robin Kids' Cook-off"

Winning Burger Recipes
July 27, 2009 10:57:32 AM PDT
The kid-invented cookbook recipes were selected from more than 14,000 entries submitted by kids during the 3rd annual "Red Robin Kids' Cook-Off" in 2008. Kids ages six to 12 expressed their culinary creativity by submitting original gourmet burger recipes and 100-word statements on why their burgers deserved to be America's next gourmet burger. The cookbook recipes were chosen based on their inventive combination of ingredients and fun flavors, and the accompanying 100-word statement.

Four Chicago-Area Kids Have Gourmet Burger Recipes Included in Red Robin's Kids' Cook-Off Cookbook

Cookbook includes 50 kid-invented gourmet burger recipes and crucial back-to-school safety tips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Crete resident, 6-year-old Caden Ordanas' "Caden's Chicago Ballpark Burger;" Plainfield resident, 7-year-old Hanna Jones' "Hannah's Crunchy BBQ Turkey Burger;" Hanover Park resident, 12-year-old AJ Bauer's "Smokey With a Kick Burger;" and Burbank resident, 10-year-old Jillian Erin's "Stuffed Pepper Burger" recipes were selected by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) to be featured in the 3rd annual "Red Robin Kids' Cook-Off" Cookbook available for FREE download online at www.redrobin.com starting on Tuesday, July 28, through the fall.

In addition to these creations, the cookbook features 46 other kid-invented gourmet burger recipes and back-to-school safety tips and conversation starters from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) for kids and parents to discuss while doing something fun together, like cooking.

The kid-invented cookbook recipes, including Ordanas' "Caden's Chicago Ballpark Burger, Jones' "Hannah's Crunchy BBQ Turkey Burger," Bauer's "Smokey With a Kick Burger," and Erin's "Stuffed Pepper Burger" were selected from more than 14,000 entries submitted by kids during the 3rd annual "Red Robin Kids' Cook-Off" in 2008. Kids ages six to 12 expressed their culinary creativity by submitting original gourmet burger recipes and 100-word statements on why their burgers deserved to be America's next gourmet burger. The cookbook recipes were chosen based on their inventive combination of ingredients and fun flavors, and the accompanying 100-word statement.

Ordanas' "Caden's Chicago Ballpark Burger" is made with corn tortilla chips, a beef burger patty, tomatoes, celery salt, mustard, an all-beef hot dog, a poppy seed bun, nacho cheese sauce, ketchup, and a spear pickle. Jones' "Hannah's Crunchy BBQ Turkey Burger" is made with ground turkey, ranch dressing, gouda cheese, Italian bread, barbeque potato chips, salt and pepper. Bauer's "Smokey With a Kick Burger" is made with fried mozzarella, barbecue rub, barbecue sauce, smoke bacon, lettuce, a hamburger patty, a sesame seed bun and an onion ring. Erin's "Stuffed Pepper Burger" is made with a hamburger patty, white rice, chopped onion, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, garlic and tomato sauce.

"At Red Robin, we take great pride in offering the highest quality gourmet burgers, and we are excited to showcase our younger guests' culinary creativity through our Kids' Cook-Off Cookbook," said Susan Lintonsmith, Red Robin chief marketing officer. "Because Red Robin is passionate about kids and families, we are honored to partner with NCMEC on this effort for the third consecutive year. We're also pleased to provide this cookbook for free to families to use as a resource to discuss important back-to-school safety tips as they prepare to kick off the new school year."

Recipes online at www.redrobin.com

KIDS:

1) Caden Ordanas, 6 yrs old ------- "Caden's Chicago Ballpark Burger" (Crete)

"Caden's Chicago Ballpark Burger" is made with corn tortilla chips, a beef burger patty, tomatoes, celery salt, mustard, an all-beef hot dog, a poppy seed bun, nacho cheese sauce, ketchup, and a spear pickle

2) Hanna Jones, 7 yrs old ------ "Hannah's Crunchy BBQ Turkey Burger" (Plainfield)

"Hannah's Crunchy BBQ Turkey Burger" is made with ground turkey, ranch dressing, gouda cheese, Italian bread, barbeque potato chips, salt and pepper

3) Jillian Erin, 10 yrs old ------- "Stuffed Pepper Burger" (Burbank)

Jillian's "Stuffed Pepper Burger" is made with a hamburger patty, white rice, chopped onion, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, garlic and tomato sauce


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