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July 03, 2015

All American Barbeque

My version of the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs includes setting up a burger slider bar and replacing hotdogs with sausage dogs.
Once the burgers are done, set them out with different toppings. Favorites for the 4th of July include tomato (red), Onions (white) and blue cheese- you get the idea. Other toppings could include pickles, different cheeses such as fontina or pepper jack and lettuce.

Grill up your favorite American sausage, I'm using 4-Star Smoked Sausage, made in Georgia and serve it as an appetizer by cutting into bite size slices. Serve with different dipping sauces. My sauces will include barbeque, sweet mustard and cheddar cheese.

Join us at Ashes Wine and Spirits July 3 from 4:00-6:00 for Sliders and Sausage. Wine tasting will include our favorite Red (Zinfandel) and Summer White. All we need is something Blue.

Hamburger Sliders

Makes 24 sliders


2 pounds ground chuck
1 small onion, finely minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Kosher salt
Black Pepper
24 slider buns
4-5 Roma tomatoes, sliced enough for 24 sliders
3 small onions, finely sliced
6 ounces blue cheese


Combine ground chuck, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and gently mix. Shape into 24 slider size burgers and press in the center. Cook on medium heat grill until juices run clear and burgers are done about 3-5 minutes per side. Top with cheese

Remove from grill to a plate. Add toppings and serve on buns.

Cooking Wiser Tips:

For best results, don't overwork the ground chuck, it will result in a tough burger. Make a little depression in the center of the burgers to keep them flat.
Don't overcook, the burgers will be dry.

Posted by terri at July 3, 2015 03:47 AM