This Spicy Southwest Burger is flavored with your favorite salsa and brings a bit of flare to your backyard barbecue. Topped with pepper jack or your favorite chili-infused cheese, it brings the heat. This burger is super awesome.
Witchcraft has taught me to embrace my own happiness without apology. When I am filled with joy and gratitude, my good vibes are contagious. Embracing pleasure isn't quite the same as unbridled hedonism, but it's a far cry from the puritanical suppression we may have been raised with. Feeling guilty about things that make you happy and aren't hurting anyone can get right in the garbage.
My power comes from joy and gratitude. If like attracts like, then we all need to do more of what makes us happy. I don't know anybody who truly desires guilt and shame, so let's all agree that it's time to let that go. More pleasure, more fun, more of what makes you feel awesome. That's how we make more magic.
What makes this Spicy Southwest Burger so awesome?
Cheeseburgers make me immensely happy, and this Spicy Southwest Burger is one of my favorites. I get so excited every time it shows up on the dinner list, and if I'm going to a cook out where a bit of spice is welcome, this is definitely going to be my contribution. It's not blow your head off spicy. You could certainly turn up the heat by mixing in more hot sauce with your mayo for people who like to cry while eating their food. But there's enough of a kick that you'll notice.
This big juicy burger gets topped with cheese laced with chili peppers for added spice. For me, a toasted brioche bun is always the winner. Again, if you really want to up the spice factor, brush your buns with a bit of chili oil before toasting them. From there, you can go with whatever toppings float your boat. Serve it alongside some fries seasoned with your favorite chili seasoning or make a batch of Southwest Pasta Salad.
Magical Properties of Cumin
Cumin is generally a supporting flavor in a mix of spices in the culinary world, but of course, it has its own unique metaphysical properties. Black cumin can be used to remove the evil eye. Wrap an odd number of seeds in paper or place them in a paper bag. Pass this parcel around the victim of the evil eye three times, then burn it. If you hear the seeds crackle and pop in the fire, the evil eye has been cracked as well. If you don't hear anything, you may need to try a stronger spell. (Source Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Illes)
For more details on the magical properties of the ingredients in this recipe, check the Kitchen Magick page.
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