5 Of The Best Burger Recipes For Grilling All Summer

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Summer is at its peak, but this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we aren't able to visit our favorite beaches and water parks. We have to stay at our home, and that can sometimes get a little boring.

If you want to beat the boredom, how about having a family BBQ party in your backyard. Fire up the grill, make some fantastic burgers, and have a great time with your family.

However, eating the same old beef burgers no matter how good they are, can get a little anticlimactic. Therefore, today I am going to share five of my favorite burger recipes that you should try out this summer. Check them out below.

Smothered Swiss Turkey Burger

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


Shallots (2)

Sliced mushrooms (1/2 package)

Ground turkey (1 lb.)

Salt (1/2 tsp)

Olive oil (1 tbsp)

Swiss cheese (4 slices)

Butter (1 tbsp)

Flour (1 tbsp)

Beef broth (1 cup)

Cream (1 tbsp)

Salt and pepper (to taste)


Add the shallots to a food processor, and pulse until chopped. Separate half in a small bowl, and add sliced mushrooms to the jar of the food processor; pulse thoroughly.

Combine the mushroom mixture with the ground turkey, season with salt and pepper, and form into four patties.

Fire up the grill, and cook the patties for 8-10 minutes, flipping once. During the last minute of cooking, add a slice of swiss cheese on each patty. You should also try smoked burgers, which can be very delicious, these days, smoking meat is super easy, you don't need a large oven; instead, you can just get an electric smoker.

Now, melt the butter in a skillet, and add the remaining shallots and mushrooms. After five minutes of cooking, stir in some flour, and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Then add the beef broth, cook for another 5 minutes, and add the cream—season with salt and pepper.

Construct the burgers with the sauce and patties.

Island Burgers

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


Canola oil (2 tbsp)

Ground turkey (1 lb.)

Jerky seasoning (2 tsp)

Green onions (3, finely chopped)

Greek yogurt (1/2 cups)

Green onions (2, chopped)

Mango (1)

Burger buns


Mix the ground turkey, jerky seasoning, green onions in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper. Make about half an inch-thick patties.

Fire up the grill, and oil the grate, cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side until cooked through

Now, mix the Greek yogurt, two chopped green onions, and the diced mango.

Serve the burgers with the mango sauce and lettuce on toasted buns.

Southern BBQ Pork Burgers

Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


Hamburger buns with sesame seeds (6)

Ground Pork (2 lbs.)

Buttermilk, milk or sour cream (3 tbsp)

Cider vinegar (1 tbsp)

Sugar (1/4 tbsp)

Store-bought coleslaw mix (4 cups)

Chopped fresh chives (2 tbsp)

Onion (3)

Barbecue sauce

Kosher salt and pepper


Take a large bowl, and whisk the vinegar, buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Now, add the chives and the coleslaw, and mix thoroughly to combine. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about an hour, and keep tossing occasionally.

In the meantime, add the ground pork, onions, and barbeque sauce to a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. Now, shape the mixture into six patties, about 1 inch thick.

Fire up the grill, and cook the burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side,

Construct the burgers on toasted buns, with a healthy dollop of the slaw.

Black Bean Vegan Burgers:

Prep time: 20 minutes

cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


Cooked black beans (3 cups)

Hamburger buns (4)

Mayonnaise (1/4 cup)

Bread crumbs (1/4 cups)

Ground cumin and ground coriander (1/4 tsp each)

Chipotle chile in adobo seasoning (1 pack)

Celery (2 stalks)

Lettuce (4 leaves)

Tomatoes (4 slices)

Salt and pepper (to taste)


In the jar of a food processor, add the black beans along with the coriander, breadcrumbs, cumin, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper according to taste, and pulse until a consistency similar to ground meat is achieved.

Divide the mixture into four equal parts and form your vegan burger patties.

Fire up the grill, oil the grate, and place the vegan burgers on it—Cook for about 10 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile, mix a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise, with chipotle chile in adobo seasoning, to spread for your burgers.

Now, construct the burgers, by putting the spread on the buns, and place the lettuce leaves on top, followed by the vegan black bean burger. Add a slice of tomato, and place the top bun.

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers:

Prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


Lean ground beef (2 lbs.)

Old El Paso Taco Seasoning (2 packets)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Cheddar cheese (4 slices)

Hamburger buns (4)

Mayonnaise (1/2 cup)

Lettuce leaves (4)

Tomato (8 slices)

Cilantro (4 sprigs)

Bacon (8 slices)


In a large bowl, add the taco seasoning to the ground beef and season with salt and pepper.

Mix thoroughly to combine and form in 4 burger patties

Fire up the grill to medium-high and grease the grates—Grill the burger patties for 4-6 minutes on both sides.

In the last couple of minutes, place a slice of cheese on each patty, and close the grill cover to let it melt. Start cooking the bacon as well in the meantime.

Remove the burgers from the grill and lightly toast the buns.

In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise with a couple of tablespoons of taco seasoning. Spread the mayonnaise on the buns, and follow up with the lettuce, burger, a couple of slices of tomato and the bacon slices. Cover with the top bun and serve.

Krystal Morrison

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