If you or someone you know is a burger aficionado, then chances are, many a burger will be grilled this Summer. Gearing up for the high season? Make sure everything you need is at arm's length; the right tools are a must to keep those patties seasoned, stored, and cooked properly. Check out 10 picks we think every burger lover should own.
Just a few years back, the meatless burger section might have been scarce, but today, when it comes to meat-free patties, there are plenty of easily attainable options. We rounded up five versions of meatless burgers, or soy protein-based patties, to distinguish which ones are worth grilling and which ones should never leave the grocery freezer's nether regions.
Have you ever made your own burger patties and thrown them on the grill, only to discover later that there's a major discrepancy with the bun-to-burger ratio? If your burger engulfs your bun — or, more likely, your bun engulfs the burger, then we've got a handy tip for you. For a burger that perfectly fills the bottom bun, here's the simplest way to avoid that pitfall.
While an all-beef burger is pretty darn hard to beat, these unconventional burgers give the all-American classic a run for its money. These burgers, which run the gamut in style from Southwestern crab cakes nestled between buns to Asian-inflected options (mushu pork or tandoori chicken burgers, anyone?), are bound to satisfy even those who swear by the bovine standard. Keep reading, get inspired, and then fire up the grill!
In celebration of warmer weather, there's simply nothing better than a perfectly-charred, ridiculously juicy burger — whether it's filled with brie, packed with Indian spices, or a classic cheddar cheeseburger. Here are a few that we can't stop craving.
Cheddar has nothing on a good blue cheese burger. The funky flavor and saltiness of blue cheese shines but does not overpower the beef, and it's enough to elevate the roadside burger to a bona fide bistro burger. Even if you're blue cheese adverse, it truly is all about the cheese choice. Using a high-quality blue cheese, like the tart, creamy Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, may make you change your mind. I made these for a friend who claims that she's anti-blue cheese, and she practically inhaled her burger before I plated mine.
Time to break out the grill! Whether you're looking for new recipes to try, or something special for the kids to make with dad on Father's Day, we have 12 sensational recipes for you to check out. From buttery salmon to grilled peaches, and even a restaurant-quality rib eye, these recipes are easy, tasty, and top-rated by families. Click through for your new family favorite!
This burger may have you at "brie," but the surprise knockout here is actually a spicy scallion mayonnaise, made with lemon zest, serrano pepper, and garlic.
You may be skeptical of pairing a French cheese with something so spicy, but one bite and I assure you that you'll be sold on the combo forever. Who can resist gourmet flavors, prepped, grilled, and assembled in about 30 minutes flat?
I love that a classic Caesar can be whipped up in a pinch, and now that we've hit grilling season, I experimented a little by charring lettuce leaves directly on the grill. By quickly grilling the romaine lettuce, I imparted a charred flavor that's irresistible with a creamy Caesar salad dressing.
Of course, every Caesar salad needs croutons, so I lightly coated slices of bread in olive oil before grilling them alongside romaine lettuce. I wasn't able to source fresh anchovies but picked up salted whole anchovies, which I rinsed and lightly grilled for a boost of fish flavor.
The result? A salad that makes for a great first course for any barbecue party — or, with grilled chicken, a complete Summer meal. Heat up the barbeque and get to grilling this Summer Caesar salad.
It's still technically Spring, but given how April showers have quickly passed into sunny May days, now's the perfect time to head to the outdoors and fire up the grates for a pre-Summer cookout.
You could go for the classic sides — or just grab bags of your favorite chips — but putting in some extra effort won't go unnoticed by all your guests who are looking forward to what you'll be heating up on the grill! Click through to check out eight less-conventional sides that will have everyone impressed.