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.