The Freshman Cook: All American Burger/#KickoffToSummerWeek2014/#WorldMarket

Is there anything better in the summer than an All American Burger fresh off the grill? It’s almost summertime and that means it’s almost grilling time!

Welcome to Day #4 of Kick Off to Summer Week,

 With summer quickly approaching and Memorial Day in a few weeks, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your Memorial Day activities. Each day we will be serving up a variety of different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, decor, printables and more all centered around the upcoming Memorial Day. We hope you enjoy all of these wonderful ideas.

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All American Burger

6 ounces Ground Chuck (each burger)

Your choice of Bun

Muenster and American Cheese (1 each)

1 Hot Dog (cut in half)



Sweet Pickle Relish

2 pieces of cooked Bacon





Bread and Butter Pickle slice


This All American Burger is traditional, but with a twist! Fifteen different ingredients make up this burger, and you have probably had every one of them at one time or another. But all together, they taste phenomenal! Start by weighing out the Ground Chuck. Put the meat in a ball on a piece of  wax paper. Fold the wax paper in half  to cover the burger. Use a plate to flatten the burger.
Form the edges to be smooth. Isn’t that pretty?! Turn on your grill to get it hot, and before you put your food on the grill, take a paper towel and pour some vegetable oil on it. Using the paper towel, wipe down all the rungs of the grill. This way your food will not stick to the grill, and it will be easier to turn over. Start cooking the burgers on your grill. Don’t forget¬† to have a water bottle handy for flare ups. I like to cook my burgers low and slow. Low heat and slow cookin’. I just think they taste better that way, but any way you cook them, they are going to be tasty! As the burgers near your desired temperature, add your cheese. Cut your hot dog in half lengthwise and add to the grill. It looks like everything is done! Place your hotdogs on top of the cheese.
While we were building this, we decided to go with extra hot dog on the burger! Start with ketchup, mustard  and sweet pickle relish on the bottom of the bun. Add the burger and hot dog. Cut your 2 pieces of bacon in half, and criss cross them over the dog. On the top bun start with some ketchup and mayo. Top it with your lettuce, onion, bread and butter pickle slice tomato and avocado. Dig In! Enjoy your burger as we celebrate the start of summer 2014

and as we honor our soldiers on Memorial Day!

We’ve just passed midweek and we’re still rolling out more Memorial Day ideas for you! Look at all these awesome ideas the rest of the Kick Off to Summer Week bloggers have put together!
Macaroni Egg Salad by From Gate to Plate ¬†Summer Fruit with White Chocolate Dip by Summer Scraps ¬†Grilled Caesar Salad by Keep it Simple, Sweetie ¬†Firecracker Cupcakes by It’s Yummi¬† Pasta Salad by Forty Eighteen ¬† Red, White and Blueberry Cups by Bits of Ivory ¬†Cowboy Coffee Cake by Lady Behind the Curtain ¬† All American Burger by The Freshman Cook ¬†No-Bake Cookie Butter Cookies by Clarks Condensed¬† Crispy Potatoes and Fennel by Love in the Kitchen¬† Asian Grilled Chicken Skewers by It’s a Keeper ¬†Potato Salad by Life on Food¬† Outdoor Water Games by Play. Party. Pin. ¬† Summer Livin Drink by Denise Designed ¬†Today’s sponsor for Day 4 of Kick Off to Summer Week belongs to¬†World Market.¬† World Market has everything! From furniture, accessories, food and drink; everything you need for entertaining! They have beautiful multicultural pieces that are so unique and stylish (from over 50 countries!). Work Market has something for every room, every theme, every occasion, and every season – and let me tell you their Gourmet Goodies are fabulous! I seriously wish I could win this fabulous prize!

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