As the July 4th holiday quickly approaches, you may be planning your cookout and menu items. By incorporating grass-fed beef into your backyard barbecue, your grilling is sure to be a standout. This recipe brings together the delicious flavors and health benefits of grass-fed beef with a taste worthy of an Independence Day celebration. For more recipes fit for all holidays, visit our blog. 

These burgers will be a hit with their surprise jalapenos. Featuring cheesy hidden peppers, deliciously-fresh grass-fed beef, and topped with salsa con queso, plum tomatoes, and avocado, what’s not to like! To view the full recipe, check out Meathacker

What you’ll need: For six burgers, you’ll need 1.5lbs of Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch’s grass-fed beef, 1/3 cup of your preferred thick and chunky salsa, 6 frozen cream cheese or cheddar cheese-filled jalapeno peppers (store-bought or premade), 6 hamburger buns, 1/2 cup of salsa con queso, one sliced plum tomato and one sliced avocado. Incorporate organic or sustainably-sourced ingredients as preferred.

To prepare: When working with grass-fed beef, it’s best to bring it to room temperature before cooking, and remember to plan in advance by pre-thawing that meat in the refrigerator for best results. Combine the room temperature grass-fed ground beef with the salsa in a bowl. Form into six thin patties, then fold around the peppers, sealing them in the center. Be careful to seal the edges to avoid leakage. Patties should be one inch thick.

To cook: While these can be cooked on the stovetop, we recommend getting that authentic grill flavor for your Fourth of July cookout. Cook on a preheated grill until desired doneness (medium burgers should be 140 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit). 

To serve: Let rest to ensure maximum juiciness, then top with salsa con queso, sliced tomatoes, and avocado, along with any other preferred burger fixings. 

Enjoy your Fourth of July holiday! We thank you for letting Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch be part of your family’s celebration.