4th of July Alternatives

Some of you have mentioned wanting to do something different for the 4th of July. I make a couple of things from time to time that are a refreshing twist on hamburgers and hotdogs, but not so different that they’ll completely freak out your guests.

Stuffed Burgers

Instead of a plain old burger, I like to make a three layered creation. Form three patties (they can be thinner than usual). Put some onion, garlic, and cheese in between the patties. Pinch the meat together on the sides. Roll in crushed SunChips. These will take longer to cook than regular burgers, but they are wonderful!

Giant Pigs in a Blanket

Smoked sausage
Pie crust

Lay the sausage in the center of the pie crust. Cut long slices of cheese and place along side the sausage. Wrap and cook until the crust is done.

Your meat should be “ready to eat” when you buy it. If not, you’ll need to cook it first. You don’t have to use smoked sausage. This would be good with bratwurst or any kind of sausage that you like. I haven’t tried this on a grill. I think you would need to put it in a dish or on a tray of some sort and close the grill lid to make it work that way.

I would love to hear your ideas and favorite 4th of July recipes!

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  1. Ohh..these ALL sound great, Sandi.I LOVE food and would love to try these burgers especially.I also LOVE hot dogs..even knowing what\’s in them…LOL!I have some southern fried chicken recipes I\’ll send along…for the fourth, too..Hugs, Jane

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