"Flavored with a little of wine, these moist patties taste like they came from an artsy restaurant," promises Hutchinson, Minnesota's Sharon Spethman. "They're a great way to work a few additional vegetables into a backyard barbecue."
In Buellton, California, Kathleen Tribble spreads flour tortillas with seasoned mayonnaise, then fills them with crunchy broiled veggies. For fun presentation, wrap sandwiches in plastic wrap and tie with ribbon to resemble firecrackers.
I love to add this or that to recipes to create my own taste twists. Wild rice is a popular ingredient here in Minnesota. But the only way my kids will touch it is in these burgers.—Amy Barthelemy, Eagan, Minnesota
If you're looking for a deliciously different entree, try Hot Turkey Sandwiches suggested by Janice Bilek of Holland, Michigan. Her version has tender shredded turkey in a basil cream sauce. "The sandwiches are a nice change of pace from turkey in traditional gravy," Janice says.
This pretty braided sandwich loaf is a winner! My daughter entered the recipe in a state 4-H beef cooking contest and won a trip to the national competition. It seems to rate tops with most folks who taste it.
Give roasted veggies an Italian accent with salad dressing mix and shredded mozzarella, then fold them into flour tortillas. "My husband and I really enjoy the assortment of vegetables in these handheld sandwiches," notes Jeanette Simec of Ottawa, Illinois. "They make a great light lunch."