How To Make A Great Burger for the BBQ!

How To Make A Great Burger for the BBQ!

A great homemade hamburger recipe for your next BBQ!

My husband Mark and I are embarking on new journey – to become full time RV’ers by next summer.
Actually Mark is full time and I am working for one more year.  It will all go by so fast.
So this blog post is all about how to make a great homemade hamburger and this recipe is one that Mark created just this past weekend.  We pretty much split up the kitchen into two camps.  I’m the Baker and he’s the Chef, so I’ll let him tell it…

How to Make A Great Burger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!

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Our family and friends often ask me how to make a great burger for the BBQ Grill.  My burgers are famous!

Well, the essence of this homemade hamburger recipe is the combination of the turkey, beef and pork that triples both the flavor and juicy tenderness that we all love in a good burger.

When choosing ground beef, I use lean or medium cuts — you need a little fat to make the burgers tender.  In addition to the ground beef, I included turkey and pork.  Three  500 gram/1 lb. packages will yield eight well sized burgers.

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I don’t measure ingredients, so I have listed them by name only. The fun part about cooking is experimenting with flavors and amounts until you get the “yummmm” factor. (Note: Mark cooks by taste and touch – so I’ve added the measurements to this recipe)

How to Make A Great Burger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!

 

How To Make A Great Burger – Ingredients and Instructions!

Into a large bowl, combine the meat (s) until they are thoroughly mixed. Using a potato masher helps speed up the process.

Add the following spices to taste: *

  • 1 tbsp each of Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, Herbs de Provence (rosemary, marjoram, thyme and savory)

Mix in

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp So Hot Red Romp Sauce – adjust to taste (depends on hot you like your food!)
  • 1 package (10 oz) of mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ chopped sweet onion

Mix everything together and shape into patties.  You will get 8 burgers from this recipe.

Make sure your barbecue grill is smoking hot. You won’t have to worry about burning the burgers because the combination of meats prevents this from happening.

Grill until almost done, then add our famous Best BBQ Sauce and cook until the sauce is caramelized.

How to Make A Great Burger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!

We dressed these amazing Triple Flavor Homemade Hamburgers with heirloom tomatoes, garlic dill pickles, and our favorite condiments!

We served our burgers on fresh crusty buns or kaiser rolls with our favorite salad, like our Creamy Coleslaw!  Voila! an instant feast.

These amazing homemade burgers would be perfect for a family BBQ or neighborhood potluck.  Our post on How To Plan a Great BBQ Party, will help you plan a perfect party!

**This sauce is made by two former neighbours, Sabrina and Diane in Bowmanville, ON, Canada. The base for the sauce is Jamaican scotch bonnet peppers with black and yellow mustard seeds. I will warn you that if you’re not familiar with scotch bonnet peppers you can substitute tabasco or any other hot sauce.  You can find it at www.sohotsauce.com

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How To Make A Great Burger?
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce depends on hot you like your food!
  • 1 10 oz pkg mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ sweet onion chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence
Instructions
  1. Mix the beef, turkey and pork together well, using a potato masher 

  2. Mix everything together and shape into patties.  You will get 8 burgers from this recipe. 


  3. Wrap up the burgers on a tray with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

  4. Make sure your barbecue grill is smoking hot. You won’t have to worry about burning the burgers because the combination of meats prevents this from happening.
Nutrition Facts
How To Make A Great Burger?
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1036mg 43%
Potassium 524mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! | So delicious and simple to make!

The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! | So delicious and simple to make!

This simple and delicious recipe for easy creamy coleslaw is packed with flavor and uses only 5 ingredients!  A staple at family BBQ’s, potlucks and church suppers, this creamy coleslaw recipe will give you everything you need and more!

And speaking of BBQ, this coleslaw is the perfect pairing for the next time you make my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe, with  Homemade BBQ Sauce!

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

Coleslaw can take many forms but the tangy sweetness in this recipe is always great with outdoor BBQ, smoked meat and our slow cooker pulled pork.  It comes together in minutes and you can serve it again the next day.

I’ve been making this best creamy coleslaw recipe for friends and family for so many years I’ve lost count!

In fact, when I first started to make it, I was working in my parents’ catering business.  And everyone of those banquets needed a ton of coleslaw!  Back then we didn’t use a food processor – we would ask our wholesaler to shred the cabbage and carrots for us and we would then chop it much more finely, with all of the onion. By. Hand.

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

Now there are lots of creamy coleslaw recipes, some are quite tart and have a strong vinegar base to them.  But if creamy coleslaw dressing is what you crave, then this is the perfect recipe for you!

This is the Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! And the secret to the great flavor in this creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots and mayo. BIG flavor and a crowd favorite every time!Click To Tweet

When I first started making coleslaw and taking it to family dinners, I would use a hand grater, but when my sweet mother-in-law found out, she went right out and bought a small food processor for me.  I was overcome with the gift, but her explanation was simple.  “This is the best creamy coleslaw recipe I have ever tasted, and if I want it every time you come for dinner, then I need to know it isn’t such a chore for you to make.”  Isn’t that sweet? 🙂

This is the Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! And the secret to the great flavor in this creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots and mayo. BIG flavor and a crowd favorite every time!

Now you know I used that little food processor for a very long time, it was a Cuisinart, I think, and it just gave up the ghost and stopped working a couple of months ago.  I used it for everything from delicious flaky pie crust to chopping up my coleslaw veggies.

So I had to go shopping for a new one.  After researching the market, the best deal I could find was on Amazon.  If you can get one for under $70, then grab it, because that’s a great deal.  I looked at these two and chose the Cuisinart based on experience.

So let’s get started and make Your Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe!

One medium sized head of green cabbage

2-3 small cooking onions

2-3 medium carrots

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise or your favorite salad dressing

2 tbsp. sugar

Salt and pepper

Pinch of paprika

 

Preparation: (Prep time – 30 minutes)

Cut the cabbage into chunks and shred in your food processor – but pulse only, so that you get a coarse grind.

Chop the onion and the carrots in the food processor as well, chopping both finely.

Place into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, salt, pepper, paprika and mayonnaise and blend well.

Sprinkle with paprika and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

A bowl of delicious creamy homemade coleslaw on a rustic picnic table with watermelon and corn.

The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 head green cabbage One medium sized head o
  • 2-3 onions small, cooking
  • 2-3 carrots medium
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch paprika
Instructions
  1. Preparation: (Prep time - 30 minutes)
  2. Cut the cabbage into chunks and shred in your food processor – but pulse only, so that you get a coarse grind.
  3. Chop the onion and the carrots in the food processor as well, chopping both finely.
  4. Place into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, salt, pepper, paprika and mayonnaise and blend well.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 193mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 35.8%
Vitamin C 35.9%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

 

How You Can Make the Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe!

How You Can Make the Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Shoulder

This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.

This slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe is so perfect you can serve it all year long!  No need to wait for BBQ season and summer weather! Sounds awesome right?

You can still serve your family and friends the best food ever!  And the best part is, it’s so easy, you really do just prep the meat, set the slow cooker, and walk away and HAVE SOME FUN!

This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.

This is when you get out the slow cooker, throw in a pork butt or pork shoulder, some water or ginger ale, your own personal spices and let it cook….slowly….until you have pork that melts in your mouth, shreds easily and becomes the best pulled pork sandwich anywhere!  Are you with me?

Then let’s make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Shoulder for your Weekend BBQ!

This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.

 

1 –  3 to 5 lb pork shoulder (depends on the size of your crowd)

2 cups of water

Salt and pepper

3-4 whole cloves

2 chopped cooking onions

2 pints of Best Homemade BBQ Sauce (see the recipe here!)

 

Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker with the water, onions and garlic.

Set the slow cooker setting to low – 8 hours

Go outside and play! Seriously! Enjoy your guests, or the day and be mindful of the pleasure you are feeling in getting this amazing meal ready. 

Once pork is cooked, drain the pork shoulder

Put it back in the slow cooker pot, and using forks pull it apart, shredding all of the meat

Stir in my Best Homemade BBQ sauce

Turn it on high and let it cook for 1-2 hours

Go and relax with a good book – or have a nap!

pulled pork

 

Dinner is ready –

Place large servings of pulled pork on your favorite crusty roll, ciabatta bun, sourdough rolls (please checkout Northwest Sourdough and learn to make your own!) , add a big scoop of Creamy Coleslaw either on the sandwich or on the side – that’s a personal choice!  Round this out with fresh corn on the cob and you have Labor Day Feast!

Enjoy…..and let me know how you make your BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!  I love to get comments!

The Best BBQ Pulled Pork from Your Slow Cooker!
Prep Time
20 mins
slow cooker
8 hrs
 
This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 10
Calories: 1717 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 -  3 to 5 lb pork shoulder depends on the size of your crowd
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • 2 onions cooking, chopped
  • 2 pints BBQ Sauce Use our Homemade BBQ Sauce!
Instructions
  1. Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker with the water, onions and garlic.
  2. Set the slow cooker setting to low – 8 hours
  3. Go outside and play!
  4. Once pork is cooked, drain the pork shoulder
  5. Put it back in the slow cooker pot, and using forks pull it apart, shredding all of the meat
  6. Stir in Best BBQ sauce
  7. Turn it on high and let it cook for 1-2 hours
Nutrition Facts
The Best BBQ Pulled Pork from Your Slow Cooker!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1717 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 9754mg 406%
Potassium 2516mg 72%
Total Carbohydrates 406g 135%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 323g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 42.4%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 37.8%
Iron 36.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Best Homemade BBQ Sauce | The Easiest Recipe!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce | The Easiest Recipe!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce.

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Okay so I usually blog about pies, pastry and desserts right?  Well, that’s true, but a gal can’t live on pie alone!  So this blog is all about BBQ sauce  – my homemade BBQ sauce, so easy to do, you must try this! Tangy woodsy smoky flavour that just can’t be beat – and will make your BBQ’s the best ticket in town!

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

This recipe has been in the family for many years and was always ready for ribs, hamburgers, chicken, pulled pork or anything at all.  I can remember some awesome ribs at the cottage!   First the ribs would be marinated overnight in the fridge, and the marinade was full of garlic, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar – maybe a beer or two?  We would always parboil the ribs first.  Mom had a special way of having the butcher cut them as well.

I’ve found that most folks are very passionate about their BBQ Sauce!

Then the BBQ would be lit and once it was ready – trays of delicious racks of ribs would come outside, all dressed in this amazing BBQ sauce.  The cottage was a family gathering spot, for birthdays, anniversaries but usually just a hot summer weekend and you really don’t need a reason to cook up a mess a ribs do you?

So please enjoy this Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe, and be surprised by how quickly it becomes your family’s favorite!

 

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Ingredients**

1 cup smoke flavoured BBQ sauce ( I use Kraft Hickory )

1/4 cup ketchup (your favorite)

1/4 cup molasses

4 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. vinegar

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. dry mustard

2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco)

 

Preparation (about 10 minutes)

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on med-low for 10 minutes

Let cool and pour into glass jars.

**You can double the recipe which is what I do and it will make two pints.

Enjoy!

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If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce