Monday, June 23, 2014

Who doesn't love a weekend with hamburgers?!

Happy Monday all! I had a busy weekend celebrating 2 birthdays and the official start of summer. Now nothing says summer like a big ol' juicy hamburger! I was lucky enough to be selected on Crowdtap to host a McCormick Grill Mates party. I was so excited to get this opportunity and to be able to use it for the kickoff of summer AND a birthday party all in one! How convenient!



I received a nice sized box of goodies from McCormick to incorporate into my BBQ fun. The box included (From left to right):
  • Memphis Pit BBQ Rub
  • Steakhouse Burgers- Steakhouse Mushroom Seasoning Mix
  • Smokin' Sweet Tea Marinade
  • Tennessee Smokehouse BBQ Rub
  • Steakhouse Burgers- Smoky Applewood Seasoning Mix
  • 2 Montreal Steak Sauces
  • Worestershire Pub Burger Seasoning
  • Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Seasoning
  • 3 Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Steakhouse Burgers- Classic Burger Seasoning Mix
Most of these seasonings were new to the Grill Mates collection. Right away the wheels were turning on how I wanted to incorporate these into my party. I decided on making some sliders so all of my guests could sample the flavors before deciding on a burger. I never made sliders before and was happy to find slider buns at my local Wegmans. This made it more exciting for me. Mini buns for my mini burgers!

 
I rushed home on Friday to start prepping my food. I was going all out. Cutting up onions. mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers. Pulling out all of the condiments in the house. These babies were going to be epic. Once I got started I realized I had never made sliders before and I didn't have a grill ready to use. My guests were going to be arriving soon and I wanted to have the first set ready for their arrival. I decided to bake them! I decided for my first run I was going to use the Classic Burger seasoning, Smoky Applewood seasoning, and Steakhouse Mushroom Seasoning. I rolled out little burgers mixing in the seasoning as I went.


 I baked the 6 little sliders for 10 minutes on each side. They smelled amazing and my guests starting showing up. I quickly assembled the sliders so I could get the party started with some yummy food!


 The first 2 are Smokey Applewood. I added some sauteed onions and BBQ sauce to give it a nice flavor. The middle 2 are Classic burger. I added a tomato slice to give it presentation. The last are the Mushroom burger.  I added sauteed onions and mushrooms to give it a flavor that was out of this world.


All of these burgers were a hit. I really loved the Mushroom burger. The flavor was amazing. I also really liked how juicy they were doing them in the oven. I will definitely do it this way again. We moved on to the regular sized burgers on the grill. I decided I wanted to try the Worestershire Pub Burger Seasoning. The flavor was amazing. So in love with all of these seasonings.

I am so thankful I had a chance to try out these seasonings from McCormick. They were all a hit and I will be buy more in the future. I want to thank Crowdtap and McCormick for this opportunity. I found some products I probably wouldn't of bought otherwise.

Now spill it. Have you ever used any of these seasonings? How do you like your burgers? Do you bake them or grill them? Tell me in the comments!

3 comments:

  1. I don't often eat burgers, but they sound like a good idea after this post!
    I've tried the Montreal Steak seasoning before on something. Pretty yummy!

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  2. I have the Worcestershire pub burger seasoning in my cabinet! So yummy!

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  3. Yum, we love burgers! This all looks awesome.

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