4 Summer Burger Recipes

Summer has unofficially started as Memorial Day is upon us. This year it is time to break out the grill and serve up some amazing burgers. With so many great ways to make this American treat you can have a new burger every weekend. Here are some great burger recipes to try this summer.

Crunchburger by Bobby Flay: The crunhburger is a great burger to bring you back to your childhood. Bobby Flay takes 1 ½ lbs ground chuck, Kosher salt, black pepper, 1 ½ tbsp canola oil, 8 slices of American cheese, 4 buns, 4 slices of tomato, 4 leaves of romaine lettuce, 4 onion slices, horseradish mayo of his own creation and 4 handfuls of potato chips and combines them to make four great burgers with chips on top. My wife and I eat our Subway sandwiches with the chips in the sandwich and now we are going to have to light the grill and try our burgers this way too.

Grilled Turkey Burger from the Mayo Clinic: The turkey burger is a healthy choice for a great summer burger but with about 200 less calories than a regular sirloin burger. In order to have a moist turkey burger with a ton of flavor the Mayo Clinic suggests combining 1 lb of turkey breast, ¼ cup of breadcrumbs, ¼ cup chopped onion, 2 tbsp of fresh chopped parsley, 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp tobacco sauce and dividing that to make four great burgers.

Morgan’s Veggie Burger by Guy Fieri: For the vegetarian at your party try mixing up these tasty veggie burgers by Food Network’s Guy Fieri. First you sauté 3 tbsp diced red onion, 2 tbsp diced black olives, 2 tbs diced red bell peppers, 1 tsp diced jalapeno, 1 ½ tbsp diced artichoke and 1 ½ tbsp diced garlic until they are translucent. The next step for your veggie burger is to add the veggies to 6 ounces rolled oats, ½ tsp Hungarian paprika, ½ tsp chili powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tbsp minced parsley, ½ tsp chili flakes, ½ tsp ground cumin, ½ tsp celery salt, ¼ tsp sage, 2 tbsp bread crumbs, 1 egg, 4 oz drained black beans, 4 oz drained chick peas and 4 oz white beans and mix well. Some folks have suggested that you may want to mash the beans so that the burgers are smoother and easier to make into a patty. Once everything comes together you will have a great healthy and tasty burger.

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Salmon Burgers with Sweet and Sour Cucumbers by Canadian Living: Get some great Omega 3 nutrients into your diet this summer with this great salmon burger recipe from Canadian Living. First cook and mash 2 large potatoes. Second combine potato with 2 tbsp fresh dill, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp grated lemon rind, ¼ tsp pepper, 1 egg (beaten) and 12 oz cooked or canned salmon. When everything has been combined shape your ingredients into four patties and coat with bread crumbs. While the burgers are grilling up combine 1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers, 1/3 cup thinly sliced sweet onions, 2 tbsp white wine vinegar and 2 tsp granulated sugar to use as a topping for your burgers. This fresh take on burgers will spice up a day spent grilling by the lake or sea.

No matter what you choose to add to the base of your burger or to top it off with summer is a great time to grab the family and head out back to the grill. From simple ketchup to chips and salmon the burger is an all time favorite and true American summer classic.