In our previous post, we teased a must-try recipe that we think is going to be one of the highlights for your family on this Fourth of July. We also laid out some of the groundwork that needed to be done to make sure you’re prepared (you did go and buy a propane tank, right?), so in today’s blog, we’ll get right to it.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Red, White, and Blue Burgers:

  • 80/20 ground beef
  • White cheddar cheese
  • One clove of garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Jones Soda’s Blue Bubblegum Cane Sugar Soda (you didn’t think we were going to dye the burgers blue, did you?)

Okay, so we’re taking a few liberties with the use of the word blue in relation to the burgers, but trust us when we say that this combination of flavors is truly out of this world.

How to Get Started

Start by peeling and dicing your garlic into small pieces. In this particular case, the smaller you can get the pieces, the better off you’ll be. Add them to your ground beef, and then add in a few dashes of worcestershire sauce. This is where things start to get really interesting–we’re actually going to mix the barbecue sauce into our ground beef.

The key here is to not add too much sauce. If you overdo it, chances are that you’ll have a hard time forming your burger patties. Too much liquid keeps your patties from being able to stick together properly and you’ll end up having a difficult time. A few tablespoons of barbecue sauce is all you need to give your burger a little something extra, so measure everything out and you’ll be just fine. Two tablespoons of barbecue sauce per pound of ground beef out to do the trick just fine.

Throw Them on the Grill

From there, all it takes is grilling up your burgers the same way you normally would. When you’re ready to throw on the cheese, toss it on and you’re all set. These burgers go perfectly with a classic sesame seed bun and a little dash of ketchup on top (you know, to continue the red theme in the red, white, and blue burgers).

Serve your burger with a bottle of Blue Bubblegum Cane Sugar Soda from Jones Soda (because what’s more American than bubble gum?) and then enjoy knowing that you have red (from the barbecue sauce and the ketchup), white (from the white cheddar), and blue (from the soda)! It’s the perfect way to put your patriotism proudly on display while also enjoying a delicious and flavorful burger that’s a total breeze to make. You might even have everything you need on hand or in your pantry!

So from the team at Mighty Flame Propane Tank Exchange, we sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed this recipe and that you have a safe and happy Fourth of July spent relaxing with family, friends, and loved ones. Enjoy yourselves, friends and neighbors, and enjoy your day off of work.