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    My Juicy Lucy

    4 reviews

    Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top, it gets stuffed inside, keeping the meat around the cheese nice and juicy. We love the meltiness of American cheese, but it works with any cheese you'd like. —Brigette Kutschma, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

    1 review

    These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. With just a few ingredients and a...


    Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

    This recipe brings together many of the flavors my family enjoys, complete with a surprise in the center of each...


    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


    Stuffed Chorizo Burgers with Tomatillo Salsa

    I created this chorizo burger for my new boyfriend and his family for our first meeting. Needless to say, they...

    Grilled Pineapple Chicken

    2 reviews

    A trip to Hawaii is easy with this juicy grilled pineapple chicken. Simply give it a quick marinade, fire up...


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    Grilled Chicken Ranch Burgers

    13 reviews

    This is one of the most fantastic, flavorful burgers I've ever made. Ranch is a favorite in dips and dressings,...

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    Italian Grilled Steak Sandwich

    1 review

    If you need to feed a hungry crowd you can't go wrong with steak sandwiches. They're easy to make and...


    California Burger Wraps

    2 reviews

    I love the way these fresh flavors blend together. It's a snap to throw this together using leftover burgers for...


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    Spinach Tomato Burgers

    1 review

    Every Friday night is burger night at our house. The tomatoes add fresh flavor and the cool spinach dip brings...


    Harvest Vegetables

    1 review

    Linda Farni of Durango, Iowa wraps a lightly seasoned blend of veggies in foil for quick cooking. "This colorful combination...

    Oregano Onions

    "My dad, who loves onions, invented this tasty side dish," says Marcia Preston of Clear Lake, Iowa. "The tender seasoned...


    Sirloin Sandwiches

    Mom is always happy to share her cooking, and these tender, tasty beef sandwiches are a real crowd-pleaser. A simple...


    Potato Floret Packet

    "This side dish was developed by my daughter, Betsey, who worked in a group home," relates Janet Hayes of Hermantown,...


    Saucy Herb Hamburgers

    These burgers are very moist, and the homemade barbecue sauce adds a sweet touch that we love. I frequently double...


    Pork Burgers Deluxe

    1 review

    I found this recipe in a book I got for my wedding. The flavor of the burger is fantastic.—Peggy Bellar,...

    Quick German Bratwurst

    What a tasty use for bacon drippings! The tangy mustard and brown sugar make this quick-and-easy German Bratwurst recipe from...


    Pork Spiedis

    3 reviews

    Spiedis (pronounced "speedeez") are a type of grilled meat sandwich considered a local specialty. This recipe is my own, but...


    Garlic Chicken

    1 review

    As a child, I spent countless hours with my mom in the kitchen. Now I do the same with my...


    Ginger-Glazed Chicken

    When I first served this instead of usual fried chicken, my family was hesitant...until they sampled it! Now we alternate...


    Tummy Dogs

    3 reviews

    Looking for a fun and flavorful way to jazz up hot dogs? Try these bacon-wrapped versions with zippy Dijon mustard....


    Three-Cheese Stuffed Burgers

    There's a great flavor to these cheese-packed burgers, with a subtle hint of spices. We like to cook them on...


    Swiss Steak Burgers for 2

    1 review

    “If you're hungry for steak, but all you have is ground beef, these hearty burgers will hit the spot.” In...


    Ground Pork Reuben Burgers

    Put a new spin on a classic with this recipe from Jeanne Fenstermaker of Kendallville, Indiana. Jeanne uses ground pork...

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    Paul’s Burgers on the Grill

    1 review

    My wife, Julie, sometimes jokes she married for better, for worse and for my cooking! I spent a lot of...


    Italian Grilled Veggies

    Here's a zesty side dish that will complement any main course. “This recipe was an experiment I tried when I...


    Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

    1 review

    A tangy sauce that combines bottled salad dressing, lemon juice and Dijon mustard flavors this filling main-dish salad. You save...


    Zesty Grilled Chicken

    With just two ingredients in the marinade, this chicken recipe is ready in a snap. While my husband grills the...


    Sirloin on the Grill

    Marinated in onions, beer, mustard and chili sauce, this moist and tender beef boasts a wonderful grilled flavor. Debbi Jahaaski...


    Grilled Maple-Glazed Spareribs

    2 reviews

    I love maple syrup and so does my family, so I gave this recipe a try. It's well worth the...