Out of ideas? Try THESE grilling recipes

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SEATTLE — Enjoy these fourth of July grilling recipes from Jackie Madill with the Washington Beef Commission. For more great ideas, check out wabeef.org


Star-Spangled Cheeseburgers
Total Recipe Time:  30 minutes
Makes 8 servings



2 pounds Ground Beef1/4 cup regular or reduced-fat mayonnaise1/4 cup honey mustard8 slices American cheese8 hamburger buns, splitRomaine lettuce, tomato slices


  1. Combine mayonnaise and mustard. Cut star shapes from cheese with cookie cutter.
  2. Lightly shape Ground Beef into eight 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper after turning. About 1 minute before burgers are done, top with cheese stars.
  3. Serve in buns with sauce, lettuce and tomato.


If using 95% lean Ground Beef, add 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs and 2 egg whites to Ground Beef. Continue as directed in step 2. Cook’s Tip:  Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.


Cheesy Jalapeno Pepper-Stuffed Burgers --
  • Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef
  2. 1/4 cup prepared thick-and-chunky salsa
  3. 4 frozen cream cheese or Cheddar cheese-stuffed jalapeño peppers
  4. 1/4 cup prepared salsa con queso
  5. 1/4 cup chopped fresh plum tomato
  6. 2 tablespoons sliced pitted ripe olives
  7. Prepared thick-and-chunky salsa

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