I tried to create a healthy veggie burger that wasn't dry and crumbly or really boring. These fit the bill because even my grandkids prefer them over hamburgers. They taste like chips and dip in a burger! —KT Rehrig, Allentown, Pennsylvania
I love hamburgers and pineapple, so it just seemed natural for me to combine them. My family frequently requests these unique burgers. It's a nice change of pace from the same old boring hamburger.—Joi McKim-Jones, Waikoloa, Hawaii
I often end up with a bumper crop of basil and here's a favorite way to use some of it. These burgers feature great Italian flavor. And who can resist their gooey, cheesy centers or the scrumptious topping? —Virginia Kochis, Springfield, Virginia
For a surefire meatless mainstay, Marguerite Shaeffer swears by these moist and delicious salsa-topped burgers. “I first sampled them at an ‘Eating Right‘ session at our local library,“ she writes from Sewell, New Jersey. “And they can hold their own against any veggie burger you‘d buy at the supermarket. They’re wonderful!"
Our recipes often give a range on certain herbs and spices to accommodate different tastes. If you like the heat of chili powder, use 2 teaspoons in your Grilled Bean Burgers; for a milder version, use 1 teaspoon.
A friend who's an excellent cook shared this hamburger recipe with me, and it has since become a family favorite. The unusual combination of cola and French salad dressing added to the ground beef gives it fabulous flavor. The mixture is also used as a basting sauce on the moist burgers.
-Melva Baumer, Millmont, Pennsylvania
These moist burgers get plenty of color and flavor from onion, zucchini and red pepper. I often make the mixture ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator. Later, after helping my husband with farm chores, I can put the burgers on the grill while whipping up a salad or side dish. —Sandy Kitzmiller, Unityville, Pennsylvania
I'm not sure where this recipe originated, but it's one of my family's summertime favorites. I usually serve these juicy burgers when we have company. The guests rave about the flavorful cheesy topping. It's fun to serve a burger that's a little more special.
—Wendy Sommers, West Chicago, Illinois