After hosting the kids and grandkids the previous week, I was content to spend Independence Day sitting on the dock alone and watching the leafs float by, but I have a wife. And for Bev, this day requires a cookout of burgers and dawgs and a few friends over to enjoy it with.
So we had a little get together for 15 at the dock with the main entrée being a choice of regular or stuffed burgers – Chris from Nibble Me This had recently posted his recipe for a Chile Stuffed Burger and I just had to try it. I followed his proportions, except I used the dried cilantro I had on hand, to end up with this for eight 6oz burgers.
2/3 cup diced green chiles – this was a small cans worth after draining
1/3 cup sautéed onion
1/3 cup roasted red pepper from a jar
1 tsp. dried cilantro
Mix everything together and let it sit an hour to rehydrate the cilantro.
Check our Chris’ site for some photos as I only remembered to take two for the whole day. I definitely need to get a designated photographer when I’m cooking for a crowd. This is the dock before we started eating and my burger.
In addition to the burgers, the guests brought deviled eggs, a Mexican dip, and snacks for appetizers, potato salad, pasta salad, and ranch beans for sides, and coconut cream pie, brownies, and homemade vanilla ice cream fro dessert.
I have to thank Bev for making me have such a fun day. The food and company were all very enjoyable and I really liked Chris’ burger stuffing - what a great way to celebrate our freedom.
All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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