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
Classic bacon cheeseburgers are taken to a whole new level with zippy green chilies and melted Monterey Jack. A dollop of guacamole adds a delicious twist. Patricia Collins of Imbler, Oregon shares the recipe.
I rely on a few common ingredients to put a new twist on a backyard barbecue staple. To make handling the patties even easier, let them firm up in the freezer a bit before grilling. —Lynda Ferguson of Sarnia, Ontario
I found this recipe almost 8 years ago and tried it for my daughter's first birthday party. I got so many compliments and requests for the recipe, I don't make burgers any other way now! —Marsha Urso, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“This is my lightened up version of a cheese stuffed gourmet Southwest burger I loved from a stand in Texas. This version is just as good but better for the waistline.”
—Deborah Forbes, Fort Worth, Texas