BBQ feast:  Grilled eggplant, inside out burger and more

As we celebrate the unofficial end of summer and prepare for one of the last outdoor feasts of the season, it's time to fire up the grill! Chef and star of “Big Daddy's House” Aaron McCargo is here to add some flair to your Labor Day festivities with a feast your friends won't forget.

Grilled eggplant roulades with goat cheese and dried cherries
Servings:

Serves 4 to 6; makes 10 roulades

Ingredients

    • 2 large eggplants, ends trimmed (about 2 pounds each)
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 ounces goat cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup dried cherries
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper to taste
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
    • White balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Inside-out burger
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 6 slices bacon, cut into bite size pieces
    • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
    • 2 pounds ground chuck
    • 1 Large shallot, diced
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, cubed
    • 4 sesame seed buns
    • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Spicy grilled mangos with Greek yogurt

Ingredients

    • 3 mangoes, peeled
    • Drizzle olive oil
    • Pinch of salt
    • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 1 container Greek yogurt
    • Chopped jalapenos, for garnish
    • Cilantro leaves, for garnish

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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