Unique Seasonings for the Hickory Farms Ultimate Burgers

With our Pfaelzer Brothers Ultimate Burgers, you get 8 oz. individually packaged filet patties with all of the juicy flavor you crave in your burger. While all you really need to make these burgers amazing is a nice sear and maybe a slice of cheddar, part of the fun of eating burgers is adding your own unique flavor. Create a burger that is perfect for you with these seasoning ideas.

Source: Hickory Farms

Source: Hickory Farms

Spice it up

The right seasonings can add a little zip or really bring out the hearty beef flavor of the meat. To create a perfectly balanced burger with just the tiniest hint of sweetness, try adding a few tablespoons of our Sweet Hot Mustard. If you are looking to go spicy, a bit of Sriracha is always a good option.

Herbs are another way to add depth of flavor. Thyme, for example, gives your burger a pleasing woody taste. If you really want to highlight the beautiful beef flavor, steak sauce, with notes of vinegar, dried fruit, tomatoes, and pepper, or sweet and tangy Worcestershire are perfect.

Make it even more juicy

Some burger additions add moisture, making the meat juicier. Egg, for example, binds the meat together and gives the burger a nice texture. Two more options for adding juiciness and extra flavor are bread crumbs, which give you a toasty note, and onion, which provides a bit of sweetness.

Add something unexpected

If you are looking for a more earthy flavor, try dried mushrooms. Red wine will add peppery notes, sesame oil gives you a bit of nutiness, and capers will fill your burger with bursts of saltiness.

No matter what you put in your Ultimate Burger, you know that it is going to be amazing. Order your Pfaelzer Brothers burgers, steaks, and seafood today to make your next barbecue the best one yet.

Savory Delights Using Sweet Hot Mustard

Our Sweet Hot Mustard is a great way to add a zesty depth of flavor to any recipe. Whether you are looking to jazz up a marinade, a salad dressing, or a rub for your meats, a scoop of Sweet Hot Mustard gives you that something special. Treat your family with these delicious dishes using Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard.

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Roasted Salmon

The natural sweetness of salmon and the tang of mustard are a perfect combination. For a tasty entree that couldn’t be easier to prepare, try this salmon with a sweet mustard glaze.

Start by flavoring your fish with salt and pepper before placing it in a baking dish. Then, warm the bottle of our Sweet Hot Mustard in a sauce pan. For extra flavor, you can add a bit of honey or garlic.

After the sauce is warm, reserve half of it in a bowl and pour the other half over your salmon. Add a sprinkle of dill to the sauce you set aside. Then, simply roast the salmon until flaky and serve with your dill mustard sauce.

Fried Green Beans

With a nice, crispy texture, fried green beans are a snack or side dish that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Start by heating up four inches of clear oil to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, warm our Sweet Hot Mustard in a small sauce pan. Then, place the sauce in a small bowl to dip your green beans in when they are finished.

For the green bean’s coating, beat egg whites until you are able to form peaks. Then, add a few cups of flour and a bit of soda water. Finish by dipping the beans in the batter before cooking in the oil for about three minutes. Move the beans onto a towel to soak up some oil before serving with the Sweet Hot Mustard sauce.

Source: Martha Stewart

Source: Martha Stewart

With these simple dishes using Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard, you can enjoy a meal with tons of character and the time saving benefits of using a sauce that is packed with flavor. 

Seasonal Recipe: Baby Cheesecake with Toffee Pears

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Creamy, rich and decadent, cheesecake is delicious on its own, and it’s even better when paired with a number of fruity toppings. With National Cheesecake Day coming up on July 30, it’s the perfect time to celebrate this delicious cake by preparing your own version with our gourmet fruit baskets and this one-of-a-kind Cheesecake with Toffee Pears recipe.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Make the crust

As the base for the decadent filling, the crust is an important component of any cake. Make yours by tossing together a scoop of rolled oats, a handful of our chopped mixed nuts, a bit of brown sugar and some melted butter. Then, place a spoonful of the mixture into muffin tins lined with baking cups. Use your fingers to pat down the mixture, and then bake the crust for about eight minutes to set.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Mix up the filling

Now, it’s time to make the filling. Using an electric stand mixer, whip room-temperature cream cheese until it’s smooth and airy. Then, slowly mix in an egg. For something a little unexpected, add an intriguing savory element, like blue cheese, that will complement the pears. Finish by adding even more creaminess with a scoop of sour cream. Spoon the blue cheese-tinged cheesecake mixture on top of your prepared crust and bake until just slightly puffy.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Time for the topping

To make the toffee pears, start by melting a dab of butter before mixing in brown sugar and cream. While continuously stirring, cook the sweet mixture until it begins to bubble. When it reaches the point of bubbling, add some sliced Red and Green D’Anjou Pears. Lastly, cook the pears until tender and then remove from the heat before adding a dash of vanilla.

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With a delightful combination of sweet and savory, these baby cheesecakes are a perfectly balanced treat that you’ll want to make again and again. Celebrate National Cheesecake Day this month by throwing together this delicious recipe with our Hickory Farms Fresh Fruit Medley Gift Box.