Menu for Cookout this weekend!

This is a menu for 8 people for less then $20.00!

The weather has been so amazing lately. It is one of the reasons I love Florida. Whenever spring and fall are here, I always get inspired to open the doors and windows, have people over for a cookout, and drink a margarita, on the rocks, with salt of course!

Some people tend to overwork for a cookout. I know I have! I wanted to give you a menu that will help with that, and be very cost effective so you will want to do it more often.
What I usually do is prepare everything ahead of time. When people get there you just put it on the grill. That is when I am having my Margarita :)

Right now you can just about anywhere get corn on the cob for .$25 each, or as it reads in sales fliers, 8 for $2.00. This is so yummy on the grill! Also, watermelon is in season, and very inexpensive. Pick one up at your local farmers market, or local grower, this weekend!

Total Servings: 8 Total Cost: $16.50

Here is our menu:

  • Turkey Burgers
  • Corn on the cob
  • Spiced Red Potatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli & Mushrooms
  • Watermelon
Corn on the cob:
  • Have one ear of corn for each guest
  • Take your ears of corn, peel back the outer green husk, careful to not remove it all the way.
  • Take out the inside silk of the corn, and discard.
  • Put the green leaves or husks back onto the cob completely, surrounding it like a cocoon.
  • Fill a large pan, bucket, or even your sink with water.
  • Put all of the corn in the water, completely submersed, until time to place on grill. It's best to let the corn soak for at least an hour before grilling.
  • You will put these on the top rack, of the grill, the husks being wet will steam the corn.
  • The husks will get brown and crispy no worries the inside is yummy!
Red Potatoes & Broccoli and Mushrooms:
  • Lay out 2 large pieces of aluminum foil, big enough to make an envelope.
  • Wash your potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms.
  • Cut your red potatoes in slices or chunks
  • Depending on size of potatoes, you want 2-3 potatoes per person.
  • Put the Potatoes, in a pile, on one piece of laid out foil.
  • Cut up your broccoli and mushrooms.
  • You can also add a diced onion if you like.
  • Put your broccoli and mushrooms, in a pile on the other piece of laid out foil.
  • Drizzle Olive Oil over both piles
  • Sprinkle Garlic Powder, or chopped garlic, Kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and Basil over both piles.
  • I like to sprinkle some Red Pepper Flakes or Cayenne over the potatoes-optional.
  • Now take the ends of your aluminum foil and bring it to the middle and fold it together, now fold the ends. It should make an envelope. You don't want the crease on the bottom, just the top. so it won't leak.
Turkey Burgers:
In a bowl put 2lbs of Ground Turkey
2 Tbsp of Worcester sauce
2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder or Chopped Garlic
1/4 Cup of Parmesan cheese
1/2 Cup of any kind of shredded cheese-If you do this you don't need to top with cheese-optional
1/8 Cup of Crystal Hot Sauce-optional
  • Mix all together in bowl
  • Form patties with hands
  • You should get 4 patties to 1lb
  • Place on plate and set aside
  • Set out any toppings, lettuce, tomatoes, condiments, pickles, I like avocado slices, and buns. You can also place the buns on grill at the end to toast.
*Cut watermelon into slices and put onto a plate
*You can make all of this the day before and place into refrigerator.

When ready to cook everything, place aluminum envelopes on bottom rack, and corn on top rack of grill about 30 minutes prior to cooking burgers. Then put everything to top rack and cook burgers.
Enjoy your cook out :)

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