A Gourmet BBQ Meal Plan

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Appetizer, burger, veggies, cocktails and dessert.  All you need for a fabulously impressive, completely delish and easy-to-make BBQ meal.  Impress your friends.  You don’t have to tell anyone that your secret ingredient is Gourmet du Village… but be sure to have some kind of answer ready, because they WILL ask you what your secret is.

Here is the meal plan: Sun Dried Tomato Baked Brie on Baguette to begin. Roasted Garlic Beer Burgers (say that again slowly…roasted…garlic…beer…burger) and Spicy Garlic BBQ Roasted Vegetables.  You’ll turn even your die-hard beer-drinking friends into margarita converts with our easy and delicious margarita recipe.  End with chilled hot-chocolate custard pudding.  *Sigh*

The Appetizer:

Photo and recipe courtesy of Gourmet du Village

Sun Dried Tomato Baked Brie

INGREDIENTS

Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
TO PREPARE THE BRIE: Remove top rind of cheese, leaving rind on sides and bottom in tact. Place brie, cut side up, in Brie Baker.
DIRECTIONS: Combine 22 ml (1 ½ tbsp) olive oil with 22 ml (1 ½ tbsp) Gourmet du Village Sun Dried Tomato Dip Mix in a small bowl. Place in microwave for 15 seconds to re-hydrate the dip mix. Prepare the Brie as per above directions, top prepared brie with the Sun Dried Tomato & olive oil mixture, spreading it evenly on the Brie.

Place Brie Baker, without putting the lid on, in center of hot oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven (with oven mitts) & put Brie Baker cover on Baker to keep baked brie warm and soft until ready to serve. Place hot Brie Baker on a serving platter and surround with toasted baguette slices. Remove lid just before eating.  This can be done on the BBQ if you have a barbecue-safe brie baker.

The Main Course:

Roasted Garlic Beer Burgers

Open the bottle of beer and pour about ¼ of it into a measuring cup. Enjoy the rest while preparing the burgers!

In a medium size bowl, combine the beef, contents of the Gourmet du Village Roasted Garlic Dip Mix pouch, and 45 ml (3 tbsp) of the beer. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Add Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise & combine well.Form into 4 patties.Heat bbq or grill to medium high heat. Brush grill grate lightly with oil. Cook burgers directly over heat for 3 minutes on the first side, turn burgers over. Brush with some more beer. Cook for another 3 minutes, turn & brush again. Continue to cook until burgers are well cooked all the way through.Serve with slices of ripe red tomatoes, sweet onion, lettuce and condiments of your choice.

Your veggies:

Spicy Garlic BBQ Roasted Vegetables

Serves 4

  • 4 potatoes, quartered
  • 4 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 4 parsnips, cut into chunks
  • 1 celeriac, diced into 1 in. pieces
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp. Spicy Garlic BBQ Seasoning 
  • Preheat your barbecue on medium heat.

Wash and peel vegetables. Cut them into chunks (approx. 1 inch).

In a large bowl, pour olive oil and spicy garlic seasoning. Add vegetables and mix thoroughly. Pour into a barbecue proof dish and cover with an aluminum sheet. Cook on medium heat for 30-45 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Cocktails:

Margaritas!

Fill blender with crushed ice. Pour in limeade concentrate, tequila, triple sec and orange juice. Blend until smooth (adding in juice of one lime while blending).  Use the lime peel to wet the rim of the glasses and dip them into the Margarita Rim Trim. Pour blend into glasses and serve.

Dessert:

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Hot Chocolate Custard Pudding

  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) Corn Starch
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) sugar
  • Contents of one pouch Gourmet Village Hot Chocolate Mix (any flavour)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) homogenized milk
  • ½ to 1 tsp (2.5 – 5 ml) vanilla

Combine the corn starch, sugar & Hot Chocolate Mix in a medium saucepan.  Gradually add the milk, stirring well with a spoon or a wire whisk until well-mixed.  Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously to ensure that lumps do not form.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn heat down, so you do not over-boil.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. The pudding will thicken as it cools. Pour into individual glasses, cover, and chill.

Your secret ingredients:

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