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Grillin’ on the Hill: Burgers!

You know that it’s summertime when you smell something delicious roasting on the barbie in the backyard – yours or your neighbor’s. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to fire up those grills with these burger recipes – (Father’s Day is coming up – June 20th!). You’ll find classic and creative versions – from stuffed or seasoned with unexpected spices, to bacon burgers, veggie burgers and mouthwatering burger-bites.

First up, are a few piled high with Sriracha mayo, creamy cheeses and tangy spices – a smattering of insanely delicious combinations from the Food Network. Like this Beer Cheese Burger – a mouth-watering six-ounce ground beef patty topped with a cheese sauce of beer, with horseradish and mustard powder whisked in. 

Not Your Average Burger Recipes
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Food and Wine follows that lead with a few incredible recipes guaranteed to please with add-in twists to the classic hamburger like pimento cheese and serrano chiles. Check out the 33 recipes, from a cheddar-stuffed burger topped with fried shallots and pickled slaw. This recipe calls for a custom blend of pork fatback and ground ribeye steak (are you kidding – ground ribeye?)! Now THAT’s a recipe you don’t see every day … it is Food and Wine, after all.  

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And Chef Wesley Genovart makes this over-the-top, Shake Shack–inspired masterpiece – The Bacon and Kimchi Burger — with two thin stacked patties, thick-cut bacon, and a spicy homemade sauce – mixing sambal oelek (Indonesian chile sauce) with mayo and ketchup for an exotic kick to the taste buds!

Among this collection of recipes, you’ll find chicken burgers, pork burgers-Asian style, burgers topped with fried eggs, crispy onion rings and grilled onions, as well as Nacho Burgers and all sorts of “secret sauces” that typify F&W’s grilled gourmet treats. 

For a kiddos’ fave, try these little mini burger bites, with a sliver of cherry tomato, a dill pickle disk, wedge of cheddar and sliced onion. You’ll need fancy toothpicks to keep all the stacked ingredients from toppling over, but these are the perfect starter to a backyard BBQ! And Taste of Home curated 33 more reader recipes to include this inspired collection from home chefs.

Non-Beef Burger Recipes

For a primer on non-beef burgers, Epicurious tested the top brands and offers a rundown on how they taste and their pick for the best-of. Veggie burgers are not new, we’ve tasted the black bean variety and went back to beef. But recently manufacturers have developed plant-based burgers that “bleed.” These non-meat burgers have been making the rounds at restaurants (like the Impossible Whopper at Burger King), and now they’re in your local grocery store, too. Epicurious collected recipes for veggie burgers they like so you can skip the learning curve and find out which meatless burgers made their love list.

If you prefer to stick with meaty burgers, just not beef, this Turkey Burger Recipe from Delish might scratch the burger itch. While it’s pretty basic – combining ground turkey, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and salt/pepper, Chef Makenze encourages swaps for Worcestershire – like soy sauce or even liquid smoke. Plus, you can add chopped shallots or additional seasonings like paprika, chili powder or ground mustard.

The Food Network’s Southwest Turkey Burger recipe will take your tastebuds to Texas and back, with turkey bacon, red onion, garlic, jalapenos, cumin, cayenne hot sauce and off-the-shelf steak seasoning. It’s a flavorful burger – not too spicy – and you can watch the pros make it in the handy DIY video.

And See Drummond’s Buffalo Chicken Burgers are the stuff of legend. With 25 five-star reviews, the Pioneer Woman makes her own blue cheese dressing, and adds Frank’s hot sauce to the ground chicken. Don’t forget the celery, or the toasted onion rolls! 

Backyard Barbecues in Colliers Hill!

The backyards in the master-planned community of Colliers Hill are made for outdoor barbecues! This fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities and the beautiful model homes are inspirational — from KB Home, Century Communities and Richmond American Homes and coming soon, Boulder Creek. It’s still a great time to buy a home priced from the $400s – ranch, two-story offerings both single family and paired homes.