Monday, July 6, 2009

July 4th BBQ-Recap

My husband and I wanted to do something just a little different this year with our 4th of July BBQ. Instead of having grilled burgers topped with the traditional lettuce tomato and ketchup on the standard burger bun; we made muffaletta burgers.


Topped with some provolone cheese and an olive salad; and spread with lemon garlic aioli on ciabatta rolls these burgers were a huge hit. I’ll admit I was a little nervous at first serving them to our guests. I just wasn’t sure how people were going to react. I even went as far as putting out the traditional toppings just in case. I’m happy to report that everyone decided to give the muffaletta burgers a try and they also seemed happy with them.

On the side we tried a new recipe: Julia Child’s American Style Potato Salad. Creamy with just the right amount of chopped egg, dill pickle and crispy bacon; this one is a keeper. To round out our meal John grilled some corn on the cob and I whipped up some garlic basil butter as a spread.


Definitely not traditional....but utterly delicious.

9 comments:

  1. these look wonderful good for you trying something new

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  2. This is a great spin on regular burger toppings. Sounds great!

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  3. The burger bun looks good. Are they baked with sourdough?

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  4. I love them! These sound so much better than regular burgers!

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  5. These look way better than any traditional burger. You definitely can't go wrong with muffalettas.

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  6. The aioli sounds soo good.

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  7. Sounds like a great meal! I especially love the look of that burger.

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