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My twist on the “animal style” burger using New Heinz® Yellow Mustard to create the best BBQ party burgers. Plus a fun party plan for the ultimate backyard BBQ, even if it gets rained out, like ours did and you have to move it inside.
Raise your hand if you love burgers? When I was a teenager I loved burgers. I used to spend an inordinate amount of time at a local burger place known for incredible burgers. Back then you could only get these amazing burgers in California. I always ordered my burger “animal style” and loved it!
Now that I am an adult, I still love a good drool worthy burger, but have found ways of making my favorite fast food burgers right at home. So for today’s post I want to show you how to make these amazing burgers and serve them at the ultimate backyard BBQ!
We recently moved, and we wanted the family to come and see our new place, and celebrate with us, so we thought it would be fun to host a BBQ! But not just any BBQ, a classic, red checkered cloth style BBQ with all our classic favorites. I planned it, but just like for my Avenger’s Party, the weather was not on my side, and we got rained out, so we quickly moved our party inside, and still grilled outdoors!
For me, the key to an awesome BBQ is the burgers. They have to be amazing. What is the secret to these burgers? Mustard! Classic Yellow Mustard, but not just any yellow mustard, the Heinz Yellow Mustard. I went to Walmart and got a big old bottle because Heinz Yellow Mustard was the star of the show at this BBQ. It was in the burgers, the potato salad, the green salad dressing, and the deviled eggs. You can get it at other retailers as well.
Heinz Yellow Mustard is essential for the perfect burger with 100% natural ingredients, including stone-ground mustard seeds, and secret ingredients for the perfect balance of flavor and tang! You can’t go wrong with quality that has been around since 1869.
To make these burgers amazing, I started by cooking up some onions in bacon grease and Heinz Yellow Mustard! Yes, you read that right…bacon grease. I let these cook slowly on the stove top for several hours, then popped them into a foil pan on the grill to finish up and brown up.
Then I took my burger patties, I heated up my grill, then laid down a piece of foil, and grilled the burger in Heinz Yellow Mustard. I’ve heard that is the secret to the In-n-Out Burger!
After grilling the burger to done, I topped with some special sauce, the onions, more Heinz Yellow Mustard, a chunk of lettuce, some sliced tomato, and fantastic brioche style bun!
Then I served it with everything you’d expect at a classic BBQ: mustard potato salad, a spinach salad with a mustard poppy seed dressing, bacon, jalapeno, and mustard deviled eggs, plus chips, drinks, and all the rest of the fixin’s you’d expect!
Heinz Yellow Mustard rocks, and, huge plus, they now offer no more water mess! Heinz has designed their new Mustard top-down, squeeze bottle to prevent that first squirt of watered down product. You don’t have to shake the bottle before using, and the thicker style mustard doesn’t sink into the bread or make it soggy.
If you are ready for warmer weather and time on the grill, be sure to stock up on Heinz Yellow Mustard! It comes in 8, 14, and 20 ounce bottles, and can be found near the Heinz Ketchup.
I will be sharing all the recipes I used for this BBQ during the next week or so, so check back for more!
In addition to the awesome food, I wanted a fun table. Half the fun of a party is decorating. I used these fun red baskets and napkins, had ice cold sodas in a big metal bin, used chalkboard signs to help people know what is what, and some fun banners and lanterns to give it a festive feel!
It was really simple to put together, but came out really awesome, and everyone had a great time! Now if only the corn on the cob and watermelon were in season…right? They will definitely be at the next BBQ and so will my Heinz Yellow Mustard.
Classic Mustard Animal Style Burgers and BBQ Party Plan
- Bacon grease
- 1 large sweet onion
- 2 Tbs Heinz Yellow Mustard
- 1/4 lb burger patties
- Heinz Yellow Mustard about 1/2 Tbs per patty
- Cheese optional
- Brioche Buns
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- In a heavy skillet heat bacon grease over medium heat, I just cooked up 5 slices of bacon first, then removed them from the pan, and added them to my burger bar, reserving the grease to cook my onions in.
- Add in onions and mustard, stir well, then cover and turn down to low and let cook 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally, until caramelized and golden brown.
- Grill burgers on exterior grill on medium-high heat, using a pan or foil, cook burgers in about 1/2 Tbs Heinz Yellow Mustard per patty for 3-4 minutes per side, until center reaches 160 degrees.
- If using cheese, place cheese on burger, and move to top shelf in grill for 1-2 additional minutes to let cheese melt
- Mix all ingredients together
- Assemble burgers by putting mustard on bottom of brioche bun, then layering tomatoes, pickles, and lettuce, add burger patty, top with caramelized onions, and slather some special sauce on the top of the bun.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Be sure to also check out these Deviled Eggs that also use Heinz Yellow Mustard:
And this Classic Mustard Potato Salad