Try one of these tasty grilled and pan-fried burger recipes. Whether you have a hankering for hamburger, chicken, turkey or any other favorite sandwiches we've got you covered with these tried-and-true recipes.
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
"This is an easy way to make ordinary burgers taste exceptionally good," writes Karen Bourne from Magrath, Alberta. "Guests always enjoy the flavorful topping that's made with bacon, cheese, mushrooms and mayonnaise."
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
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
I CREATED this recipe and won a red ribbon for it in a 1976 cookbook contest. It's like meat loaf in a bun, so it's very hearty. Sometimes I'll serve it with gravy and without the bun.
When I prepared this for dinner, I always felt my family was well fed.
-Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
"I dreamed up these cheese- and vegetable-stuffed burgers for a family barbecue years ago," recalls veteran cook Betty Canoles of Atascadero, California. "They're delicious grilled or pan-fried. You bite into a surprise."
"We created these quick vegetable patties to use up some of our garden bounty," relates Mary James from Port Orchard, Washington. "To suit your family's tastes, include more of the vegetables you like and leave out the ones you don't for a specialty sandwich that's all your own."
I first tried these puffs while visiting a friend, who made them for her family as a treat during the Depression. When I see a new recipe, I like to experiment with it to make it my own. - Joyce, Wichita, Kansas
As the mother of teenagers, I strive to find meals they like but that require little work on my part. I get many requests for these Italian-style hamburgers...I make them monthly. - Amy LaPointe, North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin