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Burgers and Beans for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday…are you cooking Dad a special meal? Dad’s love Burgers and Beans! How about serving up these Cowboy Burgers with Homemade Onion Rings, Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta Grillin’ Beans, Pasta Salad and Fresh Strawberry Tarts for dessert?

Wouldn’t Dad be excited with this Father’s Day Celebration? Yesterday I shared how to make the Centerpiece complete with free printable flag banners. So now let’s get grilling…

Grill up your favorite burger patty, I simply add a little salt and pepper to ground beef this time. Spread barbecue sauce on a fresh bakery bun, top with cheese, lettuce, tomato and of course, the onion rings, finish them off with jalapeno slices if you like.

Then we need some sides…Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta Grillin’ Beans went perfect with these Cowboy Burgers! Last month I introduced you to the new Grillin’ Beans from Bush’s, there are seven new Bush’s Grillin’ Beans…Sweet Mesquite, Southern Pit Barbecue, Bourbon and Brown Sugar, Steakhouse Recipe, Texas Ranchero, Smokehouse Tradition that we served with the Grilled Butterflied Chicken, and Black Bean Fiesta

The Black Bean Fiesta Grillin’ Beans are packed with flavor, they have black beans simmered in a zesty chipotle sauce with crisp corn and red peppers. Even my picky eater loved them!

Cowboy Burgers with Homemade Onion Rings

Cowboy Burgers with Homemade Onion Rings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make your ordinary burger extra special with homemade onion rings. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com



  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • Barbecue Sauce {we like Sweet Baby Rays}
  • Lettuce & Tomato
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Jalapeno Slices {optional}

Onion Rings

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced 3/4 inch thick rings
  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose or self-rising
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce {optional}
  • 6-8 cup canola oil for frying



  1. Combine beef, salt and pepper and form into patties
  2. Grill over medium-high heat {time will depend on thickness of burger}
  3. Spread barbecue sauce on bun, top with burger, lettuce, tomato, onion rings and jalapeno slices if desired

Onion Rings

  1. Clean and slice onion rings, separate into rings
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt and hot sauce {if desired}
  3. Add water and whisk until blended
  4. Add onion rings and toss gently
  5. Add oil to large skillet and heat to 350 degrees
  6. Fry onion rings until golden brown
  7. Remove to paper towel to drain


Serve with Bush's Black Bean Fiesta Grillin' Beans, Pasta Salad and Fresh Strawberry Tarts for a perfect Father's Day Meal.

Add a yummy Pasta Salad and Fresh Strawberry Tarts and show Dad he’s #1 in your family!

Visit Bush’s Beans for helpful grilling tips, new bold recipes, and meal ideas. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

Disclosure:  I am working in partnership with the Bush’s Beans brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. As always, my opinions, photography and recipe are my own.

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