Delicious Recipes For Memorial Day Weekend

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Campgrounds are full of festive travelers for Memorial Day weekend. Cookouts and get-togethers are traditional Memorial Day activities, but instead of grilling up the usual burgers and hot dogs, try these new delicious recipes to spice up your celebrations this year.

Mouthwatering Beer Brats

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cans of beer
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 10 bratwurst
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grate lightly.
  2. In a large pot, combine the beer and diced onions. Bring them to a boil.
  3. Drop the bratwurst into the beer and stir in the garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and allow the brats to cook for another 12 minutes.
  5. Remove the bratwurst from the mixture and set them aside. Continue cooking the onions in the beer mixture.
  6. Cook the bratwurst on the grill for five to ten minutes or until fully cooked.
  7. Serve with the beer mixture on top.

Cold Southwestern Salad with Feta

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 large green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh sweet corn (cut off the cob)
  • 1 jicama (peeled and minced)
  • 1 bunch green onions (sliced)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (minced)
  • 1 package crumbled feta cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Cooking instructions:

  1. Mix the beans, bell pepper, tomatoes, corn, green onions, jicama, jalapeno pepper and feta in a large bowl.
  2. Mash the salt and garlic together.
  3. Whisk the mashed garlic, mustard, lime juice and pepper together in a small bowl. Slowly stir in the oil as you whisk.
  4. Whisk until the mixture is smooth, then drizzle it over the salad in the large bowl.
  5. Chill overnight, then serve.

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