Celery and blue cheese dressing help tame the hot sauce on these juicy burgers. For an even lighter version, pass on the buns and serve with lettuce leaves, sliced onion and chopped tomato. —Mary Pax-Shipley, Bend, Oregon
My husband enjoys these grilled turkey burgers with their herb flavor and garden-fresh garnish. They make an ideal summer sandwich or in-hand meal for when we're on the run. —Trina Hopsecger, Elkhart, Indiana
"This is a wonderful sandwich for family meals or parties," writes Sue Ann O'Buck of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. Once the meat is browned, the mixture simmers for just 10 minutes, so it's perfect for spur-of-the-moment backyard picnics.
My husband and I love meatball subs, so I tried to come up with a different version that’s easy to make after a hard day,” Karen Barthel relates from North Canton, Ohio. “The meatballs freeze well, too.”
For a change of pace, Rick suggests swapping out the green pepper in these tasty sloppy joes for an Anaheim, if available. Long and lighter green in color than a bell pepper, Anaheim peppers have just a hint of a bite. —Rick Bolte, Montclair, California
This fun mixture of turkey and dressing from Viki Engelhardt of Grand Rapids, Michigan tastes almost like Thanksgiving on a bun. "These moist burgers are great alone, but my family likes them best with lettuce, onion, tomato and a dab of mayonnaise on a whole wheat bun," she suggests.
Jeanette Saskowski uses garlic, ginger and soy sauce to turn ground turkey into moist tender patties. "They're winners at my house," says the Antioch, Tennessee cook. Plus, the flavorful fare is frugal as well at only 45¢ a burger.
“I first made this hearty sandwich for my husband, friends and family who were helping to build our deck. It was a big hit, and I’ve made it several times since then,” recalls Dana Schmitt ofAmes, Iowa. It also makes a quick and impressive summer party entree! &mdashDana Schmitt, Ames, Iowa