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
Kathleen Vashro perks up ground beef with tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onion and Parmesan and cheddar cheeses. "We love to grill these flavorful burgers in the summer and broil them in the winter," says the Corcoran, Minnesota reader.
No way did I want to give up juicy, delicious hamburgers when I learned that I needed to eat gluten-free. I made a few adjustments to my recipe to meet the requirements—and the family has also given these tasty burgers their hearty approval. —Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
Dorothy Wiedeman of Eaton, Colorado serves this tasty variation on the traditional hamburger at backyard get-togethers. Similar to Greek gyros, the herbed ground beef patties are stuffed in pita bread with a yummy cucumber lettuce mixture.
My family loves orange chicken, but we don't eat it often because of the high sodium, fat and calories. These sliders remind us of our favorite takeout, only they're much healthier. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California
This burger is covered with a few of my favorite things...portobello mushrooms, goat cheese, basil and Mascarpone. These burgers are quite juicy, so serve them with extra napkins.—Lisa Keys, Middlebury, Connecticut
A cooking class that taught me to make my own pita bread inspired me to create this "Greek" burger. The beef-lamb mixture is an interesting change of pace, and the fresh tomato-feta salad adds a delightful, summery taste. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
This recipe always brings back memories of my mom’s homemade sun-dried tomatoes in the summer. I’ve prepared it with ground beef and ground turkey. Either way, it’s fast and tastes great! —Sammy Staab, Pensacola, FL
A tasty tomato-olive mixture, melty cheese and smoky grilled mushroom add so much flavor to this recipe one taster called it “one of the best grilled mushroom burgers I’ve had.” For a change, switch another cheese or spinach for the provolone and lettuce. —Tamra Duncan, Lincoln, Arkansas
I thought I’d made salmon every way you can make it, until now. The tangy slaw, made with fennel and avocado, adds another layer of flavor that goes surprisingly well with salmon and other seafood.—Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas