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
A tangy sour cream sauce complements these moist ground turkey burgers stuffed with feta cheese. “It’s not always easy to cook for two,” notes Lillian Julow of Gainesville, Texas, “but burgers make it a cinch. This recipe can easily be doubled, too.”
Fresh fennel and crunchy vegetables pump up the flavor and nutrition of these mouth-watering burgers. They’re topped with chopped tomatoes and served on toasted Italian bread. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Ground chicken is perked up with onion, chopped peanuts and carrots for these delectable chicken burgers that can be served year-round. As Betty Carr attests from Huntsville, Ohio, “These sandwiches may take a little more work than the regular burger, but the taste is worth it.”
Looking for a change-of-pace burger? Try these pretty sandwiches from C.A. Hedges of Clarence Center, New York. Instead of beef, the burgers are filled with spinach and turkey for a succulent switch to the usual grilled fare.
Whether grilled or broiled, these juicy, flavorful burgers flecked with spinach and cheese were always a yummy summertime favorite with Jan Komarek from Friendswood, Texas. With or without a bun, they’re sure to bring raves!
The original recipe for these burgers called for lamb or beef, but I decided to try ground chicken to decrease the fat. The sauce easily doubles as a flavorful dip for veggies and toasted pita chips. —Judy Puskas, Wallaceburg, ON
“After having a burger similar to this at a diner years ago, I tried to lighten it up without losing the great flavors. Now I can enjoy one more often without feeling guilty!”
-Kristen Swihart – Perrysburg, Ohio
"Barley adds another dimension to an old-fashioned hamburger," says Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. "My husband, John, and I really enjoy this moist burger flavored with onion and barbecue sauce.”