This year’s Fourth of July celebration is symbolic. Last year, we were in the throes of pandemic that nobody felt like celebrating. This year though, not only do we celebrate the historic Independence Day but we also celebrate our independence from the pandemic. As of this writing, around 323 million vaccine doses were already administered in the US. Moreover, COVID cases are now down to a little more than 5,000 a day. That gives us something to celebrate, right? So, why don’t we kick off this celebration with these easy Fourth of July recipes.
Celebrate the Weekend with these Fourth of July Recipes
This Fourth of July we decided to make burgers instead of the usual ribs or barbecue. It’s more filling and easier to prepare. For those with young children, you can enlist the help of your kids in making the burgers. This would be a great activity that would also encourage them to help out.
The burgers are also versatile. You can grill them, cook them in the stove, or bake them in the oven. But of course, grilled burgers are the best! Use your cooling racks on top of the grill so you don’t have to scrape off the black residue from your grill. The tight-grid pattern and 1-inch legs of the rack will support your burgers and cook them evenly.
The celebration won’t be complete without dessert! Here is a quick and easy dessert that will be perfect with the mushroom burgers.
Fourth of July Recipe: Peach Cobbler for Dessert
To make this homemade peach cobbler, you need:
- 2 cans of peaches in syrup
- A stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- homemade whipped cream (chilled)
First, make the whipped cream by chilling a large metal bowl and a wire mixer for 20 minutes. Pour the chilled whipped cream and sugar into a bowl. Beat for 5 minutes until soft peaks are formed. Do not overbeat or you’ll end up with butter.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Drain the peaches and reserve the syrup. Microwave the butter on low until melted. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix until combined. Add the reserved syrup and milk. Mix well until combined.
Get a baking dish and grease it with the melted butter. Pour the batter and arrange the sliced peaches on top of it. Bake for an hour or until the batter rises and the peaches are golden. Serve warm with whipped cream on top. You can also use vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel or chocolate syrup — yum!
There you have it! Check out the Fourth of July recipe for Mushroom Burger with Glazed Mustard below. Don’t forget to share these recipes!
Happy Fourth of July to y’all!
Mushroom Burger with Mustard Glaze
- 2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
- Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 6 slices Swiss cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz baby bella or crimini mushrooms chopped
- 1 tsp dried thyme leaves or 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 6 pieces burger buns
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Form into 6 patties. Grill them 4 to 5 minutes each side or based on preferred doneness.
- While the burgers cook, prepare the glaze by combining the mustard, soy sauce, and sugar. Halfway through cooking, brush the burgers with the glaze. When the burgers are almost cooked, place the cheese on top of the patties then let it melt a bit before removing from the grill.
- Toast the buns on the grill and add the burger with cheese on it. Set aside on one side of the grill to keep warm.
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Cook the mushrooms for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until softened, for about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon the mushroom mixture on each burger and serve. You can also add veggies such as lettuce and tomatoes.