4th of July Treats: Roquefurt Burger with Onion Jam, Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob

Can you believe that June is almost over already? I can’t! I have no idea where the first half of the year disappeared to! The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it took me by surprise – I’m totally unprepared for it! Just in case you are too, I’m doing my 4th of July post early. That way if you get inspired by it, you’ll still have time to go out and get the ingredients. ;)

Since no July 4th is complete without a backyard BBQ, here are two easy and delicious ideas that are a little more special than the normal hot dogs and hamburgers. They’re not as healthy as the things I normally post, but it is a holiday….

First up we have a burger stuffed with Roquefort and topped with onion jam. Since you’re stuffing the burger with cheese, you can get away with using meat that’s a little leaner than you normally would for a burger. The cheese melts inside and keeps it from drying out.  Delicious. I tried to get a picture of the cheese oozing out of the center, but it didn’t come out very nicely so I’ll spare you.

A good trick to making burgers is to make a small indentation in the center- shape the raw meat almost like a red blood cell. That way, when the center puffs up as it cooks it won’t pull the sides in. You’re burger won’t shrink! Using this trick, its easy to make your burger the same size as the bun and avoid having to eat mouths full of plain bread.

One of my other backyard favorites is Mexican style corn on the cob. Doesn’t that look awesome? I stole this idea from a local taco restaurant,but it’s a really simple way to dress up your corn. Grill it in the husks (about 15 minutes should be long enough) then sprinkle with some chili powder and about 1 tsp of grated cotija cheese – just enough to add some delicious flavor, but not enough to actually taste spicy or cheesy.

What do you plan to eat on the 4th?

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I’m submitting the burger to Souper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen

Comments

  1. I’m loving that burger. It looks grilled to perfection. Definitely aweseom for the 4th of July weekend. i’ve got to try that onion jam. It looks delicious as well!

  2. That burger looks and sounds amazing!!! melty blue cheese, onion jam, yum. and that corn looks fantastic. maybe a little squirt of lime to finish off the corn?

  3. Christine- a squirt of lime sounds absolutely perfect! I’m definitley doing that next time!

  4. Oooh – I love the idea of stuffing the cheese inside the burger. Sounds so delicious & decadent.

  5. Sounds like a plan :-)

  6. Love this on two counts; the caramelized onion jam and the cheese filling. You forgot to tell us at what time we eat.

  7. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    Sounds like the ultimate 4th of July burger to me! Fabulous with Roquefort and onion jam!

  8. This is amazing with the cheese stuffing and onion jam! Melt-in-you-mouth delicious!

  9. What do I plan to eat on the 4th? Sadly, anything that is presented to me at my in-laws, where I will be on a mini-vacation. That said, I think the typical fare will make an appearance. Oh! And a half-sheet of brownies that I will be bringing. (Thanks for the burger shaping trick. Can’t wait to try it!)

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  10. I love that mexican style corn! What an awesome idea mmmm. I love adding a kick to just about anything ;) Ummm not sure what we’ll be eating on the 4th? We’ll be in Hilton Head so…maybe out to eat?

  11. Cheese stuffed burgers are a weakness of mine–this one looks amazing. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. ;-)

  12. G’day I LOVE the combo of this burger and even though it is brekkie here, I could go for one of these right now!
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. I’m all over this burger Lauren! I’m definitely going to try it soon. I’ve got major spring fever and now that we aren’t covered in snow anymore I’m anxious to get my grill out and make this!

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