Stick a fork in them – they’re ready! Dynamite ideas for gourmet burgers, and other edible options for your patriotic party including generously-topped sirloins, as well as which ice-cold beer you’re going to want to wash it down with.
This amazing Razzle Dazzle burger was a finalist in last year’s ‘Build a Better Burger’ recipe contest sponsored by Sutter Home. Made with raspberry-chipotle spread, cilantro-pecan pesto, raspberry-avocado salsa, and salted caramel bacon. Talk about a collision course of flare and flavor! There’s nothing quite like it.
Replicate these Say She Ate Food Truck sliders at home, on your grill. A slightly smaller serving size makes for the ideal crowd-pleaser…and easy to cook in large quantities. What genius varieties these guys produce! Like their Foie Gras Slider with a smoked pecan porter blackberry compote. Or the highly addictive Akaushi Bean Burger [shown left]…
H-E-B still has their infamous Soppin’ Sauce, which is phenomenal on beef patties. Soppin’ Sauce burgers and a few craft beers they pair well with. See more of my suggestions below!
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is a fun, summertime selection, brewed with honey and natural lemonade flavor…refreshing with a high drinkability! It’s earned a bit of a cult following over the last few years and is often difficult to find. Learn more about the Shandy, and other Texas crafts now available in can form — CLICK HERE
My other recommendation for beer outside your comfort zone (though totally worth it!) is the Estrella Damm from Spain. This is a great gluten-free lager; a light beer you would do well to pair with any backyard bar-b-que.
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