Jul 012014
 

One of the things I always remember about the 4th of July is the great BBQ and fireworks.  One year I spent the 4th of July with some friends having hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and then watching the fireworks in their boat on a lake. The fireworks looked like they were displayed just for us!

I want to share some more recipes with you. These are from Coleman’s Mustard.  Colman’s is celebrating its 200th birthday this year.  I can’t believe they have been around for so long.  Colman’s Mustard is the perfect way to spice up classic Independence Day recipes. Sold as prepared mustard and mustard powder, Colman’s unique blend of high-quality brown and white mustard seeds makes anything that’s pulled off the barbecue a taste sensation.

Colman's burger

Gorgonzola & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Burger

  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup minced sun-dried tomato
  • 4 oz crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 2 T steak sauce
  • 1/3 t. hot sauce
  • 2 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1.5 t salt
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of Colman’s dry mustard
  • 12 hamburger buns

In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, sun-dried tomatoes, Gorgonzola, chives, steak sauce, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard. Cover and refrigerate for two hours. Separate into 12 equal patties. Grill to perfection.Mac & Cheese

 

Colman’s Mustard Mac and Cheese

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter
  • 1/3 C flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz Gruyere grated (some extra for sprinkling on top)
  • 6 oz cheddar grated (some extra for sprinkling on top)
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack grated
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 lbs penne slightly under cooked by 2 minutes

Butter an 8×13 baking dish (or smaller individual dishes). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter and whisk in the flour.  Add the milk and cook until the sauce thickens, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat, slowly add the cheese, stirring well.  Then add the salt, chili powder, mustard and garlic powder.  Stir well. Mix the sauce with the under cooked penne, pour into the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the cheeses over the top along with a bit of the chipotle powder for some color.  Bake for 15 mins and serve.

 

Both of these recipes sound good to me.  What are you making for the 4th of July?  Hope you have some fun family plans.  Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Kaisy1The photos and recipes were provide courtesy of Colman’s Mustard.

 

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