It's Burger Time: 10 Recipes to Up Your Grill Game
BBQ Pork Burgers
Ground pork and bacon make these burgers are doubly delicious. Use wet hands to shape burger patties. The meat will be less likely to stick to your fingers.
Served on lettuce or tucked into a bun, these salmon burgers may just turn picky eaters into seafood-lovers. Get a head start on these, or any burgers. Form them up to one day before grilling. Store patties in the refrigerator between layers of parchment paper or plastic wrap.
Black Bean and Herb Burgers
Vegetarian burgers don't have to be boring. These black bean burgers are filled with flavor and budget-friendly to boot.
No grill? Use a stovetop grill pan or cook the burgers under the broiler. To help the burger cook more evenly, use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each raw pattie.
Thai Turkey Burgers
Serving fruit at dinner is a smart way to get veggie-averse kids to eat more produce. And don't forget, toasted buns make for tastier burgers. Just place them on the grill a few minutes before serving.
Whip up these homemade condiments to give basic burgers a little more kick.
Garlicky Olive Spread Mix 1/4 cup store-bought olive tapenade with one clove chopped, sautéed garlic.
Saucy Avocado Smash one avocado with 1 Tbs. low-fat mayo.
Sweet 'n' Smoky Combine equal parts store-bought barbecue sauce and ketchup.
Kickin' Ketchup Add 1/2 tsp. Sriracha to 1/4 cup ketchup.
Potato Chip Dip Stir together 1/4 cup caramelized onions with 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream.
Great Green Sauce Combine chopped basil, cilantro, chives, and/or parsley with chopped garlic. Add enough olive oil so the herbs are just saucy.
Cheese Please Spread Mix store-bought blue-cheese dressing with chopped chives or scallions.
This down-under classic is traditionally topped with sliced pineapple and an egg! (We suggest going with one or the other based on what your kiddos like.)
A hearty serving of veggies—sautéed spinach and mushrooms—is built right into this burger.
Mexican Bean Burger
It's a taco! It's a burger! It's a salad! Get your kids to give meat-free a go with this south-of-the-border spin.
Asian Shrimp Sliders
These burgers have an extra layer of crunch (and flavor!) thanks to panko breadcrumbs. Plus, they're a good way to introduce seafood to picky kids.
The secret ingredient? Sweet pepper jelly!