Teriyaki Beef Burgers and Veggie Barley Salad

Make-ahead menu has taste of the Orient

Teriyaki Beef Burgers Meal

Teriyaki Beef Burgers Meal

Looking for something different for your next cookout? Mitzi Sentiff says friends in Alexandria, Virginia can’t get enough of juicy Teriyaki Beef Burgers. As a bonus, you can even marinate the burgers overnight for added convenience.

Pair the Asian-flavored patties with Kathy Rairigh’s Veggie Barley Salad—another handy make-ahead favorite! Packed with summer-fresh veggies and herbs, this nutritious side dish always brings compliments to the Milford, Indiana reader.


  • Sliced melon
  • Fat-free frozen yogurt


  • To save time on hectic days, use store-bought minced garlic for the burgers.
  • Besides providing a tasty change of pace from the pasta used in so many summer salads, barley is also a healthy source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and niacin.
  • Try the veggie salad with your favorite vegetables. For a sunny look, substitute yellow pear tomatoes for the tomato and yellow summer squash for the zucchini.