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!
Honestly. These are incredible, and the curly fries are out of control. I need a spiralizer yesterday.
Thanks Shaina!! And you do, you would love it!
Well, I was coming to your page to find the recipe for the epic crispy quinoa burgers to make again, but came across these first, now I have to change my grocery list!! I am not a fan of blue cheese so I will sub another cheese for it, I was thinking goat? any suggestions? Can’t wait to dig into these!!
Haha! Thanks so much! Hope you love these too!
I think goat would be amazing! I love goat cheese and I think it works awesome with buffalo flavors. Great choice!
Thanks! I am making them tonight, and am pumped! Another question for you, did you make your own hamburger buns? If so is the recipe on your blog? Thanks again!
Hey Steph! Hope you loved these! I did not make these buns, but I have a few burger bun recipes on my site. You can find then here.
Thank you so much! I made them last week, and they were SO SO EPIC! My niece literally licked her plate. She requested this as her last home cooked meal before she goes back to college in August. SO GOOD! While making them though I didn’t see where with the buffalo cheese sauce, to add the cream cheese? I just added it with the cheddar and it came out great! Next I’m making your French Fry Bourbon burger w. this black bean burger instead of beef. I just discovered your site a few weeks ago and I am completely obsessed! haha 🙂
Im not going to lie, this looks AMAZING!!!! 🙂
Thank you! Hope you are having a great weekend!
OH MY FREAKING GAAAAH!!! These look amazing. I just saw them on Pinterest and was like “I know that has to be Tieghan…” and it was! HA! Love love love.
Veggie burgers are right up my alley…and these look like a winner! Pinned!
blown away by your creativity EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!!! this is seriously straight-up amazing 🙂
Thanks Christine!! Have a great weekend!
Black bean burgers are my favorite. I love them more than any other burger. These look so good, I am actually salivating (and making an embarrassment of myself at work because of it!) Pinning to make this weekend!
Ha! Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
These should be called W.A.F.B. (what a freaking burger) I tip my hat to you T 😉
Haha! Love that! Thanks so much, Gerry!
OH boy, gonna make these -quinoa -beans -avocado +beef +bacon for our Omnivore Extravaganza!
Whoa! Thats awesome! Enjoy!
Question: Can I assemble the burgers and then freeze? It’s just me and the hubby. Can’t eat all at once. It would be handy to have these in the freezer along with my form-a-head beef burgers.
Yup! You totally can, the freeze beautifully! Hope you love these!
When I first saw this photo I was thinking oh those look amazing but I am sure they are bad for you. How happy I am that they are made from scratch and are healthy! I just got a spiralizer in the mail today. Yay~ 🙂
Oh how perfect! 🙂 Thanks so much and I hope you love these and enjoy the spiralizer!
Sean would die a happy man if I bought a vegetable spiralizer and made curly fries on the regular…amazing! These look so good and I am always down for cheese sauce!
I cannot wait to see the next barn update!
Haha! Curly fries just rule! 🙂
Every burger should be topped with curly fries!
Ahhhhh these burgers look SO ridiculously delicious!! Those fries alone are enough to make my stomach start to growl, but with all the other goodness crammed into that burger…geez. Can you open a restaurant please??
Haha! I would never last. LOL!
OMGGGGG those FRIES!!!!
I know! 🙂