Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along that you simply cannot pass up. I have received such an opportunity, and I can’t wait to share it with you below.
This summer I will be working with McCormick® Grill Mates® to promote “The Grillerhood” – a social network hub allowing grill masters from all over the world to collaborate and share their secrets with one another. “The Grillerhood” aims to do the following:
- Establish the “True Rules of Grilling” through Facebook polls, online conversations, and expert insight,
- Scope out the latest trends and flavor profiles with the assistance of brand-new Grill Mates® seasonings and rubs, and
- Determine who in America is worthy enough to be the ultimate Grill Mayor.
Throughout the summer, Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog will feature various recipes using different McCormick® Grill Mates® seasonings. One of the products that most appeals to me is the Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon seasoning. How can you go wrong with bacon? Check out this recipe below from McCormick® for a Molasses Bacon burger:
Molasses Bacon Burger
Prep Time: Appx. 15 minutes
Cook Time: Appx. 15 minutes
- 1 lb. ground beef (I recommend 80/20 ground beef for optimal flavor)
- 1 tbsp. McCormick® Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon Seasoning
- 4 slices of your favorite cheese (optional)
- 4 hamburger buns
- Lettuce, tomato, other condiments (optional)
- Preheat your grill to medium heat.
- Mix ground beef and McCormick® Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon Seasoning together until thoroughly blended. Form into four ¼ lb. patties.
- Grill over direct medium heat for 4-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature of meat reaches 160° F.
- (Optional) Top burger patties with cheese slices and let melt on patties.
- Toast hamburger buns on the grill, open side down, for approximately 30 seconds.
- Serve burgers on toasted buns. Garnish with desired toppings and garnishes.
So how would you use the new Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon seasoning? Let me know in the comments section of this post. The best original use of the seasoning will win an exclusive kit with the below items:
- Grilling apron, oven mitt, and chef’s hat
- Grilling utensils including a grill fork, spatula, and tongs
- An assortment of the latest McCormick® Grill Mates® seasonings
Extra credit will be given to those who go and participate in “The Grillerhood”. Contest ends a week from today, so get going!! Good luck!
(Disclaimer: this post is sponsored as part of a partnership with McCormick® Seasonings)