It's grilling weather here. And even though I don't grill outdoors, because you know, fear of fire and no man living here, at least I can still use my little indoor grill. So, I made these delicious Double Bacon Mini Cheeseburgers with Corn Relish. I also made a kid-friendly burger too, because let's face it, my little ones are not going to eat corn relish.
This is the perfect dish for family dinner or home entertaining.
Bacon Cheeseburger Ingredients:
note: this recipe makes approximately 20 mini burgers to fit dinner roll size buns
Have you tried stuffed burgers? I'm not a plain burger gal, I like to mix it up a little, especially with burger toppings, and stuffed burgers seem to be the latest thing. They are surprisingly very easy to make too.
I'm all for quick and easy when it comes to dinnertime and with a couple of extra teenage boys in the house at the moment serve-yourself bars are the easiest way to feed them.
I like to keep things fairly simple with my food bars, but still give quite a few options, especially for picky eaters. For example my little man loves wheat bread, but baby girl is going through a white bread only phase. One of the teenagers can't eat cheddar cheese so I wanted a few extra options for cheese he could eat, and I'm a lover of sweet potato fries, but am definitely in the minority being surrounded by lovers of regular potato fries.
Are you spending your summer grilling? We sure are. Be it in the backyard, or at the beach, we grill everywhere. This week we made cheeseburgers.
Can you believe the little man ate two of these burgers the other day for lunch. Seriously. Of course he didn't have pickles like me though. A cheeseburger really needs pickles, don't you think?
You also need waffle fries on the side. At least my kids think you do.
This is our favorite way to enjoy cheeseburgers, although I do like to mix it up, and will share more recipes later.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
In a shallow dish mix beer with brown sugar. Place pattie in beer mixture and marinate in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Remove and place on grill.
Combine seasoning ingredients, sprinkle evenly over pattie and cook to desired doneness. Meanwhile, sauté jalapeno in olive oil, cooking until soft; slice and discard stem and seeds.
While still on grill, place jalapeno directly on top of burger followed by cheeses. Allow time to melt cheeses.
Place burger on bottom of bun. Top with avocado. On bun top, place lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Serve burger open-faced.
Now head on over to the Sargento Facebook Page where they are holding America's Ultimate Cheeseburger Contest, vote for your local restaurant and grab some more delicious cheeseburger recipes from chefs in Milwaukee, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, and New York while you are there. Don't forget to upload photographs of your own take on the ultimate cheeseburger too.
Disclosure: I received products and compensation from Sargento Foods Inc. and The Motherhood for my participation in this campaign.
Football season is in full swing and the 'Big Game' is just around the corner. You can celebrate at home with friends and family and we have all the tips you need.
1. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
The Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe is available on Knorr.com. Serve with homemade coleslaw.
This is no ordinary margarita. Beer is a staple for homegating parties for the men in our house, but let's make it a little more fun. I've previously made this Sauza-rita during a Tequila party and it was a big hit. And the best part, beer is one of the ingredients.
3. Football Juice Boxes
Make juice boxes for the kids more fun. Take some brown paper and wrap it around the juice box, sealing it with some glue, then add some 'football' details using white paint and a brush.
4. French Dip Burgers
You will find the recipe for these burgers on Knorr.com. These make a great alternative to the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Serve with individual tubs of french fries. I found some fabulous greaseproof and non-toxic newspaper liners at World Market that fold into a cone shape and can be placed inside individual cups, making it easy for guests to top with their favorite condiments such as ketchup, salt, or malt vinegar.
5. Broccoli and Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizers
Dawn and Elizabeth put together a fabulous Broccoli and Cheese SuperBowl on their game day plan. I followed their recipe for the filling, but I felt I had enough 'bread' dishes already with two burgers being offered for the main, so instead of using a bread bowl for this dip, I baked Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry shells according to the instructions on the packet, then filled with the broccoli and cheese filling. I topped each with chives to turn them into a fun 'football' themed treat.
6. Football Cake Pops.
I've become quite addicted to making cake pops. Here are the basics for making cake pops: begin by baking a chocolate cake, then once cooled, cut off the crispy exterior and crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Mix with chocolate frosting until it becomes easy to mold. Chill for a while in the refrigerator, then shape. Melt chocolate candies (the kind you buy at craft stores). Put a little on a lollipop stick and insert into the cake ball, put aside until it is set. Once set dip the entire cake ball into the melted chocolate candy and set aside until it is dry. Once firm, decorate using an icing writer, sparkle gel, or ready to use icing tubes.
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