We started barbecuing our turkey years ago! It’s so delicious and it frees up your oven for all the other stuff you need to cook. Best of all, it gives my husband something to do! LOL!
Last weekend we did an all BBQ dinner for 4th of July. Our favorite, and probably easiest entry, was the Barbecued Asparagus. Now you’ve probably grilled asparagus before, but have you doused it in BBQ sauce??? It not, you HAVE to try this! It is so very delicious!!! It was the easiest thing in the world and it could easily be done stovetop or in the oven too, if you don’t have a grill handy. I think our family has found our new favorite way to eat asparagus!
1 bunch Asparagus (I like to buy the thinner spears as they are not as woody as the thick ones)
1/3 cup BBQ Sauce (I usually like my asparagus a little spicy, so I used the Kinders Sweet Sriracha variety)
Trim about an inch off the cut ends of your asparagus and discard. Cut the asparagus into bite size pieces, about 1 inch and place in a medium mixing bowl. Pour barbecue sauce over asparagus and toss gently. We used a grill basket to cook the asparagus in. I like it with the holes and not a solid bottom, so the veggies get the smoky flavor of the grill. Spray your basket with non-stick spray and then add your veggies. Put on a hot grill and cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally. We like our asparagus to still have some crunch to it, but if you like yours softer you can cook it longer.
Enjoy! I hope you’re having a fantastic summer!!!
My 17 year old daughter wanted to make dinner last night. All she would say was she was making burgers. She was being very secretive about what exactly she was doing with them. Low and behold it was a stuffed burger with surprise ingredients in the middle. These were stuffed with tomato, onion,cheese and relish. They were delicious!!! I’ve been trying to keep my posts really healthy, but this recipe was too good not to share!
My daughter, with some help from her dad, cooked these plump beauties on our charcoal grill. You can’t beat the taste of a charcoal grilled burger! The only better thing is a stuffed, charcoal grilled burger!
This recipe comes from “365 Ways to Cook Hamberger and Other Ground Meats” by Rick Rodgers.
2 lbs. ground beef (85% lean)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp prepared mustard
1 large tomato, cut into 6 slices
1 small red onion, cut into thin slices
6 thin slices of cheese, we used pepper jack, but take your pick!
2 tbsp pickle relish
Prepare a hot fire in a grill. In a large bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Working as quickly as gently as possible, add ground beef, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper and mix well. Form into 8 patties about 1/2 inch thick.. Spread mustard over 4 patties, then layer on tomato, onion and cheese slices, trimmed to fit,if necessary. Spread relish over cheese. Place remaining patties on filled patties and pinch edges together to enclose filling and create 4 stuffed burgers.
Place patties on an oiled grill set 4-6 inches from the coals. Grill, turning once, until well browned outside but still pink and juicy inside. Cook about 14 minutes for medium or shorter or longer if desired. They should be cooked long enough to melt the cheese inside. The stuffing will keep burgers flavorful and juicy!
Meanwhile, open up buns and toast on sides of grill til warm and lightly browned. Place cooked burgers in buns and let everyone choose their own fixings. Personally, I just dipped mine in Ketchup and it was perfect!!!
We served our burgers with a side of oven-baked, seasoned curly fries. It was a great Friday night family dinner!!!
1/4c Kraft Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing 2T Teriyaki Sauce 1/3c Sweet Baby Ray’s HONEY BBQ Sauce (USE HONEY!) 1T Soy Sauce 1tsp Green Onions (Optional, I skipped) 1/2T Brown Sugar – Sea Salt Pepper 1/2T Olive Oil 1/2T Flour Premix Sauce. Set aside. LIGHTLY Sea Salt and Pepper Legs. Add in Oil, toss. Sprinkle in half the Flour, toss. […]