Still planning your menu for your Memorial Day Party? Then you are in luck because Latin Times has gathered our favorite grilling recipes to ensure that your Memorial Day barbeque is the best one yet. In addition to a simple, yet delicious recipe for a juicy cheeseburger, we will provide you with step by step directions to create side dishes that will perfectly accompany any main course meat. What would a summer time barbeque be without a delicious and juicy cheeseburger? To craft the world's juiciest cheeseburgers, you will only need 10 simple ingredients and about 35 minutes.

Juicy Cheeseburger

An absolute staple in any barbeque meal, a cheeseburger is a classic meal. But unfortunately many barbeque are dominated by frozen burgers, that are just mediocre. This year, instead of buying your burgers, commit to hand making your own. After you taste just how good a homemade cheeseburger can be, you will never go back to the frozen variety again!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. of ground beef 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs 3 tablespoons of evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 1/8 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • Note: This recipe should yield about 8 burger patties.

 

Directions
Start with a large mixing bowl, mix in the ground beef with the beaten egg. Then gradually add in bread crumbs mixing as you add until your meat begins to firm. Then add the evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Once the mixture in fully blended, using your hands scoop out a fist size amount of the meat mixture and begin to flatten it into a patty shape. To create a uniform size patty, I would suggest flatten your palm on the patty and using your hand in the shape of an L to spin and shape the patty. Once you are satisfied with the shape of your patties, sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on each one and grill patties on a slightly oiled grill grate. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side until adding the cheese of your choice.

Greek Pasta Salad

While a good burger certainly makes the meal, side dishes are an integral part to any barbeque. A fresh and healthy side dish for summer is Greek Pasta Salad! This side dish is so easy and simple. Great for large groups and parties, you can even prepare it the night before because the longer the flavors are together the better it gets! Also for all you non-cookers this is as minimal as it gets.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Spiral Pasta
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3 teaspoons Fresh Oregano
  • 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Red Onion (diced)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives (pitted and sliced)
  • 3/4 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

 

Directions

After boiling the pasta, drain in colander and set aside. Next whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, EVOO. Then combine the pasta with the tomatoes, onion, peppers, olives and feta cheese. In a large mixing bowl pour wet ingredients over pasta and veggies, add salt and pepper to taste. Then cover and chill in refrigerator. 

Mexican Corn on the Cob

If you still have room on your plate and in your stomach for more food on Memorial Day, then our last recipe is for you. Infusing some Latino spice into you’re USA themed day, change up the way you serve traditional corn on the cob by serving it Mexican style.

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of Corn (shucked and cleaned)
  • 1/2 cup of melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup of Mayo
  • 1/2 cup of Cotija Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Cracked Red Pepper
  • 4 Lime wedges

Directions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Grill corn flat on the grill until hot, and lightly charred on each side. Continually roll your corn while cooking to get an even charring. This takes about 7-10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the grill. After you have removed the corn from the grill, roll the corn in the butter and then spread an even and thin coat of mayo on the corn. Next sprinkle with Cotija cheese and cracked red pepper. Serve with a lime wedge!