Summer is on the horizon Y’all. Hosting the Ultimate BBQ is a priority in The South, so get those charcoal grills out, fire the coals up, and get ready for the most giant, most flavorful, juiciest burger on a Pepperidge Farm® Hamburger Bun you’ve ever had to date. Can you say, ” Darn, Delicious?”
Hosting a BBQ can sometimes be intimidating, but today we will take the pressure off your shoulders with a few tips on Hosting the Ultimate BBQ and making it simple and easy to pull off without a hitch. Are you with me so far Y’all? Just get in the Easy Peasy mind frame. This is going to be a cinch to pull off.
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Tips on Hosting the Ultimate BBQ
- Be sure to only send or invite people one week ahead of time to get a decent headcount for your BBQ. Inviting friends and family too far out usually leads to cancelations.
- When throwing a backyard BBQ, you will want to keep it simple and cost-effective; purchase quality meat such as lean ground beef or quality all-beef hotdogs. You usually can’t go wrong there. Almost everyone loves a good hamburger or hotdog cooked on a charcoal grill.
- Respect The Buns you use to serve your guests their hamburgers and hotdogs, and they will thank you, we use Pepperidge Farm® Hamburger Buns and Pepperidge Farm® Top-Sliced Hot Dog Buns because there are “no high fructose corn syrup” and “artificial flavors.”
- Have plenty of condiments and add-ons on hand for your guest’s burger and hotdogs, ketchup, relish, mustard, pickles, onions, avocados, bacon, cheeses, hot peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and so forth. Let them have fun building a unique burger or hotdog.
- Don’t be afraid to have everyone bring their favorite side dish, and it’s a win-win situation for the crowd. Everyone loves to show off their Almost Famous family recipes at a BBQ. That leaves you more time to focus on your guests and man the BBQ grill.
- Serve family-friendly refreshments that everyone can enjoy, such as Homemade Lemon-aid, Sweet Tea, Punch, and so forth.
- Invest in cute-themed paper plates, plastic utensils, paper napkins, and plastic cups to add perkiness to the tablescape.
- Pick fresh flowers or colorful wildflowers and place them in glass Mason Jars to make the table pop.
- Use fresh in-season fruits to serve as dessert. It’s simple and delicious on a hot summer day.
- Station a few large garbage cans for guests to place their used plates, glasses, and plastic utensils to cut down on clean-up time.
- Play age-appropriate music that everyone, including the kids, can enjoy.
- Most of all, enjoy your guests and mingle with the crowd!
Pepperidge Farm® Hamburger Buns are my go-to buns when hosting a Summer BBQ, and this year, I am super excited to tell you about their summer contest. They are searching for the best-looking burger or hot dog in the country. Show them what you got, Y’all, for a chance to win! WEEKLY WINNERS GET $1,000! THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER GETS $10,000! From May 14th until September 4th, 2018, take a picture of your burger or hot dog served on a Pepperidge Farm® bun, then post it to Instagram or Twitter and tag it-> #RespectTheBunPromotion
I decided to add a special touch to our table today by adding red, white, and blue with casserole dishes, towels, flowers with lots of greenery, and putting the Pepperidge Farm® Hamburger Buns and Pepperidge Farm® Top-Sliced Hot Dog Buns in these cute little baskets. I love how it seems to give the table a little character and grace yet stays true to being a simple and easy tablescape. Remember, less is more.
Ultimate Double BBQ Burger
- 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
- Seasoned Salt to own taste
- Garlic powder to own taste
- Black pepper to own taste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 12 slices Bacon cooked until crisp
- 8 slices American Cheese
- 2 or 3 Tomatoes sliced
- 1 medium Red onion thinly sliced
- 1 head Romaine lettuce washed
- Kosher baby dill pickles
- Mustard optional
- Ketchup optional
- Mayo optional
- Hamburger Buns
- Mix ground lean beef, seasoned salt, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Shape into 8 patties.
- Broil or grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through or an internal temperature of 160°F.
- Toast Hamburger Buns on the grill, open-side down, for about 30 seconds.
- Serve burgers on toasted rolls with desired toppings and condiments.