Branch out from a burger with just bacon and American cheese
"This is my shout-out to Cold Stone Creamery, but more of a 'Hot Grill' -- I love to build a burger bar for my friends. Picture this: six to 10 friends, lots of cold beer, a sunny day, a hot grill, a clichéd picnic table with the red and white gingham pattern, and 5lbs of fatty, grain-fed beef. Keep the lean beef for the sissies or, to really blow your friends’ minds, grind country pork sausage into a patty. If you don’t want to get dirty while eating your hamburger, then don’t come to my party. Now, surrounding your big wood cutting board, get your 'stuff' in place. Diced up piles of cheddar, goat cheese, blue cheese, jalapeños, cilantro, pickles, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, rosemary, onions, and fennel! But really, whatever your little heart (that will soon be enlarging) desires.