Category Archives: Summer Grilling

Burgers don’t always have to be served with a bun, right? Here, we wrap each burger up with a nice dollop of spicy mayo, some avocado and a slice of melting cheese, some shredded cabbage just for crunch—all in a flavorful tortilla. This is a taste and color sensation. Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook time: About 6 to 8 minutes Serves 4   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Round 4 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise 1 tablespoon chipotle en adobo, … continued…

California Burger Wrap
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

I love it when I can cook an entire meal, start to finish, dessert included, on the grill. It means the house stays cool and we stay outside, lingering as the sun sets. And there is nothing easier than the grill cleanup: close lid, walk away. Right?   So here are five great ideas for grilling your desserts—and yes, every single one of them can be topped with some vanilla ice cream… or low-fat frozen dessert of your choice. 1. … continued…

Grilled Pineapple
Barb Freda Holiday Cooking Snacks Summer Grilling

Summertime is always salad time—this dish is a welcome easy dinner any time, but especially as it gets warmer. The marinade here is not so much for tenderizing (ribeye is plenty tender) but for flavor. 1 hour in the marinade is really plenty of time. Add some crusty bread to the table and dinner is done. Prep time: 15 minutes for the marinade, plus 1 hour for marinating Cook time: about 6 minutes Serves 4   For the marinade: 1/4 … continued…

Steak Kebabs with Greek Salad
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

This recipe is deceptively simple—that is to say it is simple to prepare and will be loved by everyone; one of the favorite types of meals in any busy family’s recipe rotation.   Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook time: 6 to 8 minutes Serves 4   2 (8 ounces) Laura’s Lean Beef NY Strip Steaks 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 2 ounces blue cheese crumbles 1. Heat grill. When hot, cook steaks to desired degree … continued…

Panko Crusted Steak with Blue Cheese Crumbles
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

These little meatloaves cook as fast as any burger, and I encourage you to use the grill. I rely on my instant-read thermometer for these just to keep it simple—no guesswork involved. These can also easily be baked in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes if you don’t want to grill them; I suggest using a broiler rack if you oven-bake them. The sauce can be made 2 or 3 days in advance—if made in advance, cool, cover … continued…

Mini Meatloaves with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling Tips, Tools & Techniques

I get so pleased to see herbs coming up in my garden or appearing in the markets with the arrival of Spring and warmer weather that I am always looking for ways to use them. Here, I just chop my favorites into the burgers, top with additional herby cheese and a sweet mayonnaise. These are great without a bun, but you can add one if preferred. Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 to 7 minutes Serves 4   … continued…

Spring Herb Cheeseburger
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

I confess to wanting an excuse to use this cheese, a mild cheese infused with sage, pretty easy to find in the cheese cases of the big supermarkets in any town. The sage marbles the cheese with flavor and a sage green color. It is beautiful and delicious and seems so right for a holiday burger. I couldn’t resist making a red pepper spread (I bought roasted red peppers and blended them up to make this spread)–no one will miss … continued…

Derby Cheese Burger with Sage
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking Summer Grilling

This simple wrapped steak is proof positive that simple, delicious ingredients–just a few of them–add up to one delicious dish. Smoked prosciutto, also known as “speck” is easy to find in the deli section of most grocery stores. A little bit of speck goes a long way in this recipe, which shows off the beauty of a Laura’s Lean Beef Sirloin. Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook time: About 10 minutes (to desired degree of doneness) Serves 4   1 … continued…

Prosciutto wrapped Steak
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Memorable Meals Summer Grilling

I love the flavors of sweet and sour dishes. I reached into my freezer for the blueberries on this one, but fresh blueberries would of course, be awesome. I wouldn’t hesitate to use red grapes or even chopped plums, another seasonal fruit. My point? Be playful with this dish. The flavors are so satisfying. Prep Time: About 10 minutes plus minimum 1 hour to marinate steak Cook Time: About 12 minutes Serves 4   Marinade: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Rosemary … continued…

ribeye with blueberry balsamic
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking Summer Grilling

I was inspired to make this burger by my love of baked brie cheese. That recipe uses a wheel of brie and tops it with a fruit spread (I’ve often had apricot jam on the brie), some toasted almonds, then the whole thing is encased in a sheet of pastry or it can be baked in a small crock without the pastry. That cheese/sweet/nutty combo — I crave it! This is my take using the fall pears that are in … continued…

Brie Burger with Pear Chutney
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling