Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky high. Peanut butter and bacon make them southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York
“If you're hungry for steak, but all you have is ground beef, these hearty burgers will hit the spot.” In just 20 minutes and with only five ingredients, who would believe you could have a restaurant-quality burger? Greg Dalenberg - Peoria, AZ
“I always eat healthy meals and am not afraid to experiment with food. I put together some common Greek ingredients and really liked this combination. Hope you do, too. These burgers are delicious with roasted-garlic ciabatta rolls!” Lori Ann Panchisin - Ormond Beach, FL
"This recipe was given to me by a friend who knows I like to grill," shares Corina Flansberg. "No one ever guesses that the secret ingredient is lemon-lime soda," adds the Carson City, Nevada reader. "Try the marinade with chicken, too. It's wonderful!"
Meet the Cook: My family likes its food spicy. I found the original recipe for these burgers in a cookbook, then added and subtracted ingredients until they suited our taste. Cajun Burgers are always on the menu whenever we have company over for a backyard cookout.
Like my husband, I was raised in the country. We have four children (20, 16, 13 and 9) and now a grandson, too!
-Julie Culbertson, Bansalem, Pennsylvania
Have your bacon cheese burger from the inside out. Since everything is mixed into the patties, you'll get all the flavor in every bite. My family thinks they are just so yummy. —Teresa Euken, Red Oak, Iowa
"This is a variation of an old Southern recipe with a Texas twist," relates Janice Montiverdi, Sugar Land, Texas. "I've been making it at least once a month for the last 15 years. The overnight marinade gives the beef a wonderful taste."