Here’s Your Official Summer Burger To-Do List
If you really want to make the most of summertime, you have to plan ahead. For instance, no one wants to reach Labor Day without having eaten as many burgers as possible, right? Consider this your “burger bucket list.” Can you check them all off before summer ends?
Ultimate Backyard Burger (above)
Cheese and bacon are always enough to make a burger irresistible, but this recipe’s special smoked-chile ketchup and mustard aioli take it over the top.
Guy Fieri teamed up with his sister Morgan to create this fan-favorite burger — a veggie patty that’s not dry and is filled with flavor, thanks to onions, peppers, artichokes and spices.
By topping this burger with a scallion cream cheese sauce, Rachael Ray successfully translates a classic breakfast combo to dinnertime.
Trisha Yearwood knows that when you hide the cheese inside the burger, you ensure perfectly melty goodness in every bite.
Rachael’s turkey burgers come together in under 30 minutes, are stuffed with herbs and aromatics, and (suitably) get a finishing touch from turkey bacon.
Ina Garten’s petite burgers, topped with Gruyère and arugula, are perfect for that casual-meets-fancy backyard party you literally just threw together (thanks, Ina!).
Giada De Laurentiis skips the bun when she makes these burgers — but since they’re packed with breadcrumbs and Pecorino Romano, and wrapped in prosciutto, you won’t miss it.
It wouldn’t be summer without a Bobby Flay grilling recipe in your rotation. His quintessential burger isn’t dressed up with tons of fixings; rather, he proves how simplicity can shine.