Grilled Sour Cream and Onion Burgers



Makes:8 sandwiches



2 lb lean ground beef

1 package (1 oz) onion soup mix

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1/8 teaspoon pepper

8 sandwich buns, split, or 1 round focaccia bread (about 10 inches in

diameter), cut horizontally in half, then cut into 8 wedges

Leaf lettuce, if desired



1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix all ingredients

except buns and lettuce. Shape mixture into 8 patties, about 1/2 inch

thick.

2. Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 10 to

15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center

of patties reads 160ºF. Serve with lettuce in buns.

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Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burgers



Makes:12 burgers



3 lb ground turkey breast

1 or 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded, chopped

1 cup diced Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño chile peppers

3/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 cups Thick 'n Chunky salsa

12 hamburger buns, split, toasted

12 slices tomato

Additional Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired



1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix turkey, chiles,

cheese, pepper and 1 1/2 cups salsa. Shape mixture into 12 patties,

each about 3/4 inch thick.

2. Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 12 to

15 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of

patties reads 165°F.

3. Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices and additional salsa.

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Grilled French Onion Burgers



Makes:8 servings



2 pounds ground beef

1 envelope (about 1 1/2 ounces) onion soup mix

8 ounces French onion dip (1 cup)

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Lettuce leaves

8 slices tomato

8 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Ketchup, if desired

Pickles, if desired



1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix beef, soup mix (dry),

onion dip, bread crumbs and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 patties

about 3/4 inch thick.

2. Grill patties uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 10 to 15

minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of

patties reads 160°F. Place lettuce leaves and tomato slices on bottom

halves of rolls; top with burgers, ketchup and pickles. Top with

remaining roll halves.

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Grilled Bacon-Cheeseburgers (Crowd Size)



Makes:12 servings



3 pounds lean ground beef

2 small onions, finely chopped

3/4 teaspoon pepper

12 hamburger buns, split and toasted

1 cup blue cheese dressing

12 slices bacon, crisply cooked and broken in half



1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix beef, onions and

pepper. Shape into 12 patties, each about 3/4 inch thick.


2. Cover and grill patties 3 to 4 inches from medium heat 10 to 11

minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center and juice is

clear.

3. Place burgers on bottom half of buns. Spoon dressing onto burgers;

top each with 2 pieces of bacon. Top with top half of buns.

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Star-Spangled Brownies



Makes:24 brownies



1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) brownie mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box

1/2 cup white or vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)

2 tablespoons star-shaped candy decors



1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with

cooking spray or shortening. Make and bake brownies as directed on

box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely,

about 1 hour.

2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High

about 20 seconds or until drizzling consistency. Drizzle frosting

over brownies; sprinkle with star decors. For brownies, cut with

plastic knife into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room

temperature.



Kelly in IL