Summertime burgers on the barbecue

Summertime barbecue cooking is the very best. Warm outside and great weather to fire up the barb’y.

Summertime barbecue cooking is the very best.

Warm outside and great weather to fire up the barb’y.

I like to use charcoal to cook in the summertime at the lake because you get that wonderful smoke flavour for the meat you are cooking.

It takes a little longer with charcoal that seems to last about 45 minutes before you have to re-stock more coals.

You can use charcoal in a fire pit or a cheap barbecue and the results will be the same.

If you use cheap pieces of meat for the barbecue, it is often a good idea to marinade the meat for a couple of hours ahead of cooking time.

There are so many good marinades that are easy to make and it sure does make a difference when you have used a marinade as opposed to a ‘straight cook’ with nothing else involved … not even salt and pepper.

Don’t forget when you are cooking the meat on the barbecue, put some vegetables on to cook. That brings out the sweetness of the veggies and a nice taste.

Barbecue time is summertime… here’s a really quick way to make a tasty hamburger.



• 1 pound of lean ground beef hamburger

• 1 tsp seasoned salt

• 2 tbsp powdered onion soup mix

• 1/2 tsp garlic pepper (you can make your own with fresh ground pepper and garlic powder)

• 1/2 tsp powdered Cajun spice

• 1/4 cup of chopped onion

• 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix all together and shape into patties … I sometimes take a used, large tin can the size I want my patties …  press the can into the meat to get the round shape and then tap down the tin can lid to get an even thickness.

Turn your bar barbecue on to medium heat to cook these summer day burgers.

It takes a little longer but you will get all the flavors to meld in with the meat for a nicer taste.

Have a GOOOD Summer time barbecue cooking.

Bye for now and GOOOD COOKING.


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