Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats.
Yesterday was all about my past 4th Of July favorites, but this week is all about some new ones.
Well, at least today is.
To be honest, choosing my 4th of July menu is going to be so hard. There are too many recipes that I want to try out. Nothing old, always something new!
I am still in shock that tomorrow is the first of July. I am both excited and sad at the same time. Excited because I have fun stuff going on this month. Things like the barn hopefully starting to look more like my new home, a trip to Seattle and um…. eating as much mouth-watering, delicious, summery foods that I possibly can. Because that is what I do in the summer. I am addicted to all the fresh produce. I just cannot get enough! Sad because I don’t want summer to end!
I will also be taking over this month as full-time care giver to the now adolescent chicks (yeah my mom actually used that word when describing the chicks newest stage). Actually, I will have to assume my new duties not only for the entire month of July, but for half of August as well! My dad is normally my best bud… and dishwasher, but he’s out of here for a while, so the chicks are up to me … and my not so nearly as helpful brother.
I’m also going to be trying my hardest to design the barn to everything I could ever want it to be. It’s gonna be a busy month, but you know what I realized during my little Florida vacation last week?
I hate not having anything to do. I thought it would be amazing, but I was just plain antsy. The truth is I really like what I do and I like running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Sure little breaks are a HUGE must, and I need to try to do them more, but for the most part I really just like being busy and seeing things get done.
My dad has always said the more you have to do, the more you get done and it is so true.
Anyway, now that we know how my July is going to go, let’s talk about these burgers.
These are for all the vegetarians who still want to have fun and throw a delicious summer BBQ. Now – they are sort of healthy, but then I just had to add the cheese sauce. Oh the cheese sauce. This cheese sauce is worth the splurge. It’s kind of my new favorite burger topping. As are these crispy, baked to perfection, homemade curly fries. Holy crap. You guys. So flippin good. The curly fries alone are reason enough to buy yourself a vegetable spiralizer.
These fries were deemed “best ever” by some seriously tough critics, so you have to trust me on this one.
For some reason I really liked the idea of these burgers being heavy on the black beans… and blue cheese. Oops. No, no, no – the healthy stuff totally cancels out any of the bad stuff. It does. Really!
Plus, my dad and I have decided we prefer bean burgers to beef. I am not saying we can’t love a really good beef burger, but for the most part, we’ve realized we really like the bean burgers. They are so good every time. My mom the bean hater never knew there were beans in these burgers… until I told her… after she had exclaimed how awesome they were.
Again, the buffalo cheese sauce? Yeah, that is really what these burgers are all about. Even if cheese sauce is usually not your thing – try this one! I bet you will think differently. These burger are just a whole new kind of ball game. BBQ them up for the Fourth and you and your guests will see what I am talking about.
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Made even better if enjoy al fresco. Or at least I think so, but I love eating eating outside in the summertime!
Would you believe I’ve never had curly fries! I’m so close to buying a spiralizer and these are seriously convincing me 🙂
Do it!! 🙂
these look unreal! holy smokes.
i’m definitely going to make this recipe. such a stunner! thanks for sharing.
You are a freaking genius!! These burgers are pure art!
Well thank you! 🙂
Perfection! I have to say, sometimes, you just have to splurge with the cheese.. and the buffalo cheese sauce? OMG! I’m thinking about dipping those mouthwatering curly fries into that cheese sauce! On the burger and on the side, I’ll need 6lbs of potatoes! Thank you for the recipe and inspiration!
I could not agree more! 🙂
HO-LY-CRAP. The name alone has sent me into spasms. This has so many of my favorite things, I LOVE CURLY FRIES, and buffalo, cheese, burgers, pretzel buns (amazing). Too bad my family wouldn’t go for this. Their philosophy is “Nothing new, everything old”
Ha! My family is the same way, such downers!!
This would be fantastic for the 4th of July! Pinned!
Thanks so much, Anna!
This burger looks epic!! And those frie on it are to die for. This burger beats beef anyday!
This looks crazy good! And I can’t wait to see your barn!
Thank you so much, Naomi!
Seriously flipping out over these burgers. They look AMAZING!!! That mile-high stack is just glorious!! I can’t believe tomorrow is July either, crazy how fast this year is going 🙂
I’ve had that spiralizer in my Amazon shopping cart for a while now, time to bite the bullet and order! And I love black bean burgers, must try this recipe!
I do the same thing with my amazon cart. It take me for every to actually hit purchase! HA!
I know! June is my favorite month and I can’t believe it’s gone already. So sad. But at least it’s still summer so I’m still smilin’
These curly fries make me smile too.
Have a marvelous week Tieghan!
Thanks so much, Melanie! Hope you are having a great week!
This burger looks AMAZING (also slightly calorific but all burgers should be)! I am a lover of all things blackbean but never thought to make burgers with them and quinoa.
I just bought a spiralizer and I know exactly what I’m going to make first with it. Those curly fries look so good and I love that they are baked. The burgers are a must try I love a good black bean burger and with that quinoa I’m sure the texture must be great.
Oh so perfect!! Hope you love these! Thanks!
I hate hate hate having nothing to do. I love making lists and accomplishing things! But these burgers look amazing! I love a good black bean burger and you can feel so much better afterward than when you eat a beef burger.
Me too! I am the same way! Thanks Bri!
I am the same way. I HATE having nothing to do…I am always creating stuff to do!
Like….eat these burgers. My oh my, curly fries and buffalo cheese sauce!?! Dead.
Thanks for pinning and the kind words! 🙂