It's national grilling month. Check out these tips and recipes

posted by Mark Robertson -

Whether you’re hosting an Independence Day bash or just enjoying the sunset from your deck, grilling and summer go together like hot dogs and mustard. Kosher.com, the premier online community for kosher cooking and living, welcomes National Grilling Month (a.k.a. July) with a slew of ideas, tips, and recipes for BBQ season.

It’s all about the burger. Case in point: in Six 3-Ingredient Burger Recipes, Chanie Nayman, editor in chief of Kosher.com shows how easy it is to transform plain ground beef into something special with the addition of basic items you probably already have on hand, like onions, ketchup, and dried herbs – and no need to measure!

Speaking of burgers…If you want to take sliders to the next level and don’t mind doing a bit of prep work, this “beefed up” version of commercially available Barbecue Sliders is the starting point for Sam Adler’s over-the-top Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Mushroom Beef Sliders.

More of a dog person? Check out Jenna Grunfeld’s twist on the frank in Make Your July 4th BBQ Low-Key Amazing as well as her brilliant “hot dog bar” idea, guaranteeing that everyone gets exactly what they want.

It’s not a BBQ without BBQ sauce. Danielle Renov’s https://www.kosher.com/recipe/steak-sandwich-4111 may be your go-to source for a sauce that works not only with steak but also chicken, turkey, ribs, brisket, and even veggie burgers.

Grilled salad? Why not? Many veggies love an open flame – corn on the cob, portabella mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini…the list goes on. Although this Grilled Vegetable Salad from Mishpacha Magazine’s Brynie Greisman calls for oven roasting, there’s no reason the grill can’t take some of the heat off.

Yes, even dessert can be tossed on the barbie. Nothing could be easier than Grilled Fruit with Whipped Cream and Streusel Topping, a delectable, parve creation by food writer and recipe developer Estee Kafra.

And to drink…okay, even the pros at Kosher.com can’t come up with any barbecued beverages. But Honeydew Granita with a Hint of Lemon is such an irresistible match for all things grilled, it would be a shame not to share it.

Six 3-Ingredient Burgers (courtesy of Chanie Nayman)

Enhance ground beef with these flavorsome trios.

Splash of Soy sauce + sprinkle of fresh or dried basil + crushed garlic clove

Squeeze of ketchup + hefty sprinkle of seasoned salt + splash of soy sauce

Loads of sautéed onions + fresh parsley + kosher salt

Diced raw onion + teriyaki sauce + dried mushroom powder (or if you're not a purist, mushroom soup mix)

Crispy beef fry + sautéed onions + hefty pinch of Trader Joe's coffee rub

Generous squeeze of sriracha + sprinkle of dried ginger+ dollop of Bone Suckin Sauce

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