Grilling on a Budget This Summer? Then You’ve Gotta Try These Burgers!

Grilling on a Budget This Summer? Then You’ve Gotta Try These Burgers!

This weeks drinks and eats are for those who are working from a budget but don’t want their taste buds to pay the price. These quick hamburger and fruity drink recipes are a great summer eats!

Pina Colada

Requires: pineapple, pineapple juice, vanilla ice cream, coconut rum, dark rum, orange juice, cream, ice

If you’re looking for a sweet, yet refreshing drink this summer than a Pina Colada will hit the spot.

Step 1:  In a blender mix 3 oz. pineapple juice, 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1 oz. coconut rum, 1 oz. dark rum, 2 oz. of orange juice, 1 oz. of heavy cream, 4-5 ice cubes.

Step 2:  Mix well and serve immediately in a tall glass garnished with a pineapple slice on the side.

-Courtesy of Diana B.

Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers

If bacon wrapped filet mignon doesn’t fit into the budget this summer here’s the next best thing!

Requires: cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, worcesterhsire sause, salt, pepper, 1 lb. ground beef or turkey, bacon or turkey bacon, hamburger buns

  1. Mix 1/2 c. up shredded Cheddar cheese with 2 Tbs. of Parmesan cheese, 1/2 small purple onion, 1 Tbs. ketchup, 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  2. Slowly mix the ingredients from Step 1 with your 1 lb. of ground beef.  Or ground turkey for those looking for a healthier option.
  3. Form 6 thick hamburger patties from the ground beef or turkey.
  4. Wrap the edges of the patties with either bacon or turkey bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Place patties on the grill and cook on each side for 5-7 min.
  6. Remove from grill and be sure to remove toothpicks from patties.
  7. Place on hamburger buns and serve with desired condiments.

Photo courtesy of BurgerPorn