Picnic Meal

Picnics and summer BBQ’s are so great. Sun, friends, family, music, conversation and good food. Ah, I’m ready for the warm weather. After a week of amazing early summer weather, the last few days here in the Pacific Northwest have been gray, cloudy and rainy. I should be used to it after living here for several years but I’m not. So, today I decided to make a meal that would remind me of  summer, even if it is rainy outside.

Inspired by a recipe in my Betty Crocker calendar, here is a different take on cheeseburger, enjoy!

Cheeseburger Muffins


1 lb. lean ground meat (beef, chicken or turkey)

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

salt to taste

any hamburger fixings you like (ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, etc)


Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray big cup size muffin pan.

In a skillet, cook meat over medium high heat, adding salt and the worcestershire sauce. Stir frequently, cooking until well done. Move mixture in a large bowl and add in the cheese, stirring well.

In another bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and whisk in the 2 eggs. Spoon a small amount of the mix into each of the muffin cups. Evenly divide the meat in the cups, on top of the baking mixture. Spoon the remaining baking mixture on top of the meat mixture.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. With a thin knife, loosen the sides of the muffins and remove from the pan. Top with any of the fixings you’d like. If you want to go all out, serve this with summery side dishes: corn, potato, salad, the options are endless! Yum!

faux summer meal


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