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
Sweet and savory with just a hint of heat, these dynamite burgers are packed with flavor. Pineapple and bacon may sound like an unusual combination, but you'll find they're the perfect match. —Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York
Sweet and savory with just a hint of heat, these dynamite burgers are packed with flavor. Pineapple and bacon may sound like an unusual combination, but you’ll find they’re the perfect match.— Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York
Seasoned with oregano and Parmesan cheese, these plump burgers are a delicious change-of-pace entree. I like to serve them on crusty Italian bread with warmed spaghetti sauce, but you can also use hamburger buns.
-Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
The home economists in our Test Kitchen came up with this tasty switch from the usual burger. Italian-seasoned ground beef patties are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, then topped with pizza sauce and green pepper rings for a flavorful twist.
Everyone who tastes them agrees that these are not your ordinary burgers! A flavorful Asian-inspired marinade and crunchy water chestnuts make them a surefire crowd-pleaser. —Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland
Since South Dakota summers are so short, we grill out as often as we can when the weather is warm. By mixing the cheese into the burger, I know I'll get a little cheese in every bite. —Dana Matthies, Parker, South Dakota
Chopped fresh basil leaves add a welcome spark to these hamburgers and wonderfully capture the taste of summer. Grilling brings out the best flavors in the ground beef as well as the basil. They're a pleasant surprise at a family cookout.—Jennie Wilburn, Long Creek, Oregon