Cola is the secret ingredient in this delicious slow-cooked beef. Coated with a well-seasoned sauce, the tender meat gets its zip from chili powder and cayenne pepper. —Marie Basinger of Connellsville, Pennsylvania
After eating a burger like this at a diner years ago, I tried to lighten up the sandwich without losing the great flavors. Now I can enjoy one more often without feeling guilty! —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio
“This savory recipe is one of my fall favorites,“ raves Elissa Armbruster in Medford, New Jersey. “It’s quick, easy and so loaded with fresh veggies…no one misses the meat. I vary the produce and spices so I can enjoy it all year!“
MAKE IT EASY. For fuss-free late-autumn hikes or picnics, Elissa bundles up her yummy Portobello Pockets in foil, then takes them along to toss on a hot grill.
These tender sandwiches will surely become the talk of any get-together. Helen Hassler of Denver, Pennsylvania hollows out sourdough baguettes before filling them with cucumber, cheese and marinated lamb and artichokes. Simply delicious, the mouthwatering bites are perfect for a spring brunch.
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
“I always eat healthy meals and am not afraid to experiment with food. I put together some common Greek ingredients and really liked this combination. Hope you do, too. These burgers are delicious with roasted-garlic ciabatta rolls!” Lori Ann Panchisin - Ormond Beach, FL
These burgers are a twist on the traditional backyard favorite. A dollop of dill and horseradish dressing gives extra bite to this standard. They are made with lean ground beef to keep the fat content low, and includes grated carrots and chopped fresh mushrooms to sneak in some veggies.—Deb Anderson, Joplin, Missouri
Caramelized onions, mushrooms and two types of cheese make these my favorite sandwiches. I invented them for a last-minute picnic by combining items I had on hand. They've been a hit ever since.
-Lynda Clark of Spokane, Washington