Category Archives: 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

I love the natural combination of apples and cheddar–sweet and salty, crunchy and smooth. I decided to make up this apple slaw with mango chutney (easy to find at the grocery store) and added mint, which I have in abundance. The resulting slaw is so good my family was eating it as a side dish instead of heaping it onto their burgers. So my advice–make extra slaw! Either way, with these flavors, no one will miss the burger buns. Prep … continued…

Apple Cheddar Burger
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

There’s a sweet/savory treat going on in teriyaki sauce that packs a punch, really making these burgers a hit in our house. Go easy with the wasabi paste (easy to find in the international section of most any grocery store these days–same goes for the pickled ginger) to start with. A little of this horseradish goes a very long way. You won’t miss the burger bun or the cheese on this–the flavors are that great.   Prep Time: 5 minutes … continued…

Teriyaki Burger
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

I love the ease of this savory and satisfying dish–Slice off pieces of steak and pound them as thin as possible between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Then, marinate and grill quickly. Prep time: about 10 minutes (add 3 hours marinating beef) Cook time: About 6 minutes Serves 6   1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round steak sliced into 6 thin pieces and pounded thin Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup … continued…

Eye of Round
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

As the burgers cook, the scent of the cedar wafts up and around the grill, making everyone’s mouth water with hunger. There is so much flavor here, that I don’t like to mask it with any sort of roll, but for the purists at heart, feel free. Just enjoy. (I’d like to try it with smoked gouda cheese next time to make it a ‘triple-smoked’ burger (liquid smoke, cedar smoke and smoked cheese). Don’t forego the grilled, smoked onions–they are … continued…

Cedar Smoked Burgers
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

A lightly spiced, slightly sweet rub that makes a great steak, taste even greater. Prep time: 5 minutes Makes about 1/2 cup dry rub (Enough for four, 16-ounce steaks – 1.5 tablespoons per steak)       1/4 cup mild chili powder 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   Mix all ingredients together. To use, press 2 tablespoons of rub into each steak, covering … continued…

Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

I wanted to call these fajita quesadillas, but one of my tasters (rightly) pointed out that there isn’t enough cheese to push these into the realm of quesadillas. That said, that same taster devoured every crumb of these dinner treats, even though the tortillas are not sandwiching mounds of melted cheese. Clean plates mean a real hit. If you want to, cook the steak and the onion/pepper mix ahead of time so that all you have to do when it’s … continued…

Sirloin Fajita Stacks
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling