Actually, IT IS what’s for dinner!
It is not rare (or medium rare) to see beef on the dinner plates in our household. We cook beef in a number of ways, a few times a week all year round. We grill, bake, sauté beef… and one of our favorite ways to enjoy Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is with friends!
We love cooking up ribs, steaks, and burgers for our friends. We love being hosts and treating our friends to a delicious meal. (I hate to brag, but my husband is a pro at cooking a perfect steak!) Well, this time was no exception! My husband made some mouth-water burgers for our friends using some ground beef, seasonings and veggies from the garden. This recipe is now a new home favorite!
For our “Summer Grilliance” Party he came up with the recipe:
Best Backyard Barbeque Burgers
1 lb Quality Ground Beef
1/2 Medium Onion, Diced
2-3 Jalapeños, Diced
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce (Stubbs Spicy)
1 Cup Finely Grated Cheese
4 Tbsp Emeril’s Bam Burger Seasoning
1-2 Tbsp Tabasco Hot Pepper Sauce
1/2 lb Bacon
- Combine the beef, onion, jalapeños, bbq sauce, cheese, seasoning, hot pepper sauce, and egg in a mixing bowl. Blend together with your hands!
- Form into patties. (Makes about 4-6 medium patties). Wash hands.
- Wrap uncooked bacon around the outside edge of burgers and skewer with a well placed toothpick (or two) to hold the bacon in place.
- Grill over medium-high heat to desired doneness. Use a thermometer!
- Don’t smoosh the burgers down with a spatula (that lets the juices out.)
- Place on plate and cover with foil until you’re ready to serve.
- Top with your favorite fixins… and enjoy!
**Some of our favorite fixins: More bacon and grilled jalapeños. Sliced onions. Cheddar cheese. Crisp lettuce. Ripe tomatoes. Tangy pickles. Delicious avocados. Really anything you want that sounds good to you on your burger… some people like peanut butter on their burgers, but we wouldn’t recommend it – as this patty’s got a bit of a zip to it!
Beyond this delicious main dish, we made baked green beans fresh from the garden, kale chips and had home brewed ice tea! We love making up our own recipes, but if you are more of a recipe follower, you can find recipes by visiting www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com. The have some great recipes, tips and party ideas.
Of course you want to grill the beef just right, so here is a basic guide to grilling. Whether cooking on a gas or charcoal grill, in the backyard or at a tailgate, this simple cooking method provides maximum flavor and optimal tenderness, so you can impress your guests at your next barbeque!
Labor Day is this weekend, and it is the perfect time to show off your cooking skills for your friends. The summer is coming to an end, so why not have one last grilling party? You can even make the burger recipe above, I promise your guests won’t be disappointed! And beyond the main dish, here are some fun ideas for drinks, desserts and a side dish! Have yourself an awesome Labor Day Grilliance party, compliments of Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. and Pinterest!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a In Home Party campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and received product samples to facilitate my party and review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.