When you think about summer, you probably think about grilling hamburgers and hot dogs with family and friends. While the simple dinner items are delicious alone, there are a few ways that you can make them a little better while offering options for your guests.
A burger bar is a fun way for everyone to be able to put what they want on their hamburger. Set up a long table with hamburger that are either already on buns or without the bread at one end of the table with bowls of toppings scattered along the table. Include healthy items, such as lettuce, tomatoes and onions and a few fun items that include slices of bacon and mushrooms. Small jars can be used to hold condiments, such as mustard and mayonnaise.
If you’re looking for a hearty burger, consider one that is made with cheese stuffed in the center. Add a few bacon bits for a flavor that is similar to a bacon cheeseburger. Brush a bit of melted butter on the bun before toasting for a delicious meal once the hamburger is added.
When you grill a hot dog, you probably put a little bit of everything on top. Homemade relish adds a comforting flavor to the hot dog along with a bit of homemade slaw and chili. The hot dog is a food that can be paired with almost anything, and you can usually put anything on it that satisfies your desire for flavor. Whether it’s cheese and chili or sauerkraut, you can make your hot dog to blend with any area of the world.
Sometimes, beef hamburgers just don’t do the trick, especially for those who are trying to eat healthier. Turkey hamburgers are an option. Make them with fresh ground turkey and a few herbs to give a refreshing flavor in a hamburger. Top with bacon and lettuce for a satisfying meal that features fewer calories than the traditional hamburger that is piled with cheeses and other ingredients.