Unique Seasonings for the Pfaelzer Brothers 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.

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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.

Fantastic Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Fun

It’s hard to believe we will soon be wrapping up another summer. Fortunately, Labor Day gives us a three-day weekend to celebrate the warm weather season with family and friends one more time. Below are some fun ways to enjoy summer’s last hurrah.


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  • Catch a summer sporting event. Whether for a major or minor league team or a local tournament, get together and root for the home team.
  • Take a road trip. No matter where you live, there are many points of interest worth checking out within a day’s drive.
  • Have a rockin’ Labor Day at an outdoor music festival. Many artists and groups will still be on their summer tours around the US.
  • Host a Labor Day picnic or family reunion and gather the generations together for some good times. Organize an impromptu talent show where each family member gets to display his or her unique gifts. Preserve the memories by having a budding Spielberg capture the action on camera.
  • Go camping at a state park near you. Don’t want to go too far from home? The kids will love the idea of a backyard family campout.
  • Sendoff summer with an exciting day of roller coasters or water slides at a theme park.
  • Spend the day doing nothing! Sleep in, catch some rays, or rent movies for an at-home film fest. A little R&R can really recharge your batteries.

Whatever you do this Labor Day, we at Hickory Farms wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Order some wines and cheeses or some of our Signature Summer Sausage to make your weekend memorable.

Also, don’t forget how Labor Day came about. Originally begun by the Labor movement in the 19th century, Labor Day was officially designated as a federal holiday in 1894 as a day to honor the American worker and his contributions to our great country. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show employees and staff members your appreciation with a gift basket from Hickory Farms.



Favorite Recipes for Summery Fruit Cocktails

Whether you’re having an outdoor get together with neighbors and friends or just relaxing poolside with the family, nothing says summertime like fruity cocktails made with fresh Hickory Farms fruits. Try some of these fruity drink recipes that are sure to delight and refresh this summer.
This Indian Summer Cup, packed full of apples and other fruits floating amidst an ambrosial mix of liqueur, gin and tonic water is perfect when the mercury rises and the humidity is high. Enjoy a citrusy Orange Splash and garnish with a juicy slice of a fresh-cut orange. Or, jazz up a traditional rum punch with freshly squeezed orange juice for a tasty infusion of Vitamin C.

How about an invigorating cocktail with a kick? These Mango Jalapeno Margaritas have a tasty tropical flavor with a surprising hint of spiciness for a fabulous zesty treat. We also like the sound of this exotic Mango Colada that is sure to be delicious and smooth.

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Mango Jalapeno Margaritas
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Stir up some succulent Beachcombers, a light mix of yummy banana liqueur mingled with pear nectar and splashed with lemon over ice. You can’t go wrong with the Lucky Pear, a sweet medley of Bartlett pears, vanilla vodka and other ingredients would also make for a special treat. This particular cocktail was first mixed at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas! Maybe sipping on one of these will bring you some summer luck!

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The Beachcomber
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For an especially sophisticated summer cocktail, try these Kiwi Martinis, a modern take on a classic libation. Or, mix up a batch of Brazilian Kiwi Caiprioskas muddled with diced kiwi and mint leaves and garnished with an extra slice of kiwi.

No matter which cocktails you choose for your next summer gathering, you can always count on the fresh fruit selection at Hickory Farms. Then, you can pair your cool, fruity drinks with a spread of our award-winning sausage and cheese. It’s the perfect finger food for outdoor entertaining! Stay a while and browse our blog for more delectable ideas to make your next menu or gathering pop.