Perhaps no one dish represents grilling season better than the hamburger. This summer, perfect a classic recipe such as this iconic cheeseburger, or try a new twist with a version found in our collection.
To make juicy, flavorful burgers, start with ground beef chuck and use a light touch when forming the patties. When the burgers are grilled on one side, top each one with sliced cheddar or Monterey Jack so the cheese is melted when the burger is ready to serve.
Saute bacon with onions and garlic, and grind with beef chuck to make these outrageously delicious burgers from chef Emeril Lagasse. You will need a home meat grinder to prepare this recipe.
Mix ground lamb with minced onion, parsley, and oregano to make this backyard-barbecue version of Greek gyros. Tuck a few mini lamb burgers into pita bread and serve with sliced tomatoes and a garlicky cucumber-yogurt sauce. Kids will enjoy eating these burgers in miniature pitas with ketchup.
These Indian-accented chicken burgers are made of chicken thighs marinated in tandoori spices, including ginger, paprika, cumin, cardamom, and cayenne pepper. The mixture is then chopped in the food processor and formed into patties. Serve these aromatic burgers in pita bread with sliced cucumber, fresh cilantro sprigs, and an easy cumin-yogurt sauce.
Portobello mushrooms, one of our favorite vegetarian burger stand-ins, are marinated along with red bell peppers in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic. Serve the grilled portobellos and peppers on buns with fresh goat cheese and lettuce leaves.
Mix mango chutney, Dijon mustard, chili powder, and reduced-fat sour cream into ground turkey to make moist and zingy turkey burgers. The patties can be formed ahead of time and frozen for up to two months so you'll be ready for an impromptu cookout whenever the sun is shining.