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Who doesn’t love a good, juicy, cheese-topped (or cheese-filled, as you’ll soon learn) hamburger? I know I sure do. Sometimes it’s best to stick to the classics… and sticking to the classics is something people seem to love. According to PBS, “On average, Americans eat three hamburgers a week.” Me? Not three, but, I’m a simple guy. A burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and some mustard… I’m all set! A fun fact you can surprise your guests with is that hamburgers get their name from Hamburg, Germany and that the “hamburg steak,” as it was originally known, is now called the hamburger.

Whether you prefer a simple burger or want a burger with more flair, we have good news for you. Get your friends and family and gather in the kitchen for the ultimate cooking experience. Our Aprons chefs, the geniuses in the kitchen behind some of your favorite recipes, have come up with some of the tastiest and trendiest hamburger recipes I’ve ever tried. Trust me, one amazing skill that our Aprons team has is the ability to adapt to your family’s ever-evolving taste buds.

These burger recipes are the perfect solution for a dinner that your whole family is guaranteed to love.

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Cheese in a burger? Yup, you read that right. Cheese…stuffed in a burger.

Ingredients08_Post1_MJL_Burger_BodyImage1

2 pounds ground chuck
1 small yellow onion, finely minced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 slices thick American cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
8 slices precooked bacon
4 Bakery hamburger buns, lightly toasted
Include toppings such as lettuce, sautéed onions, tomatoes, and pickles.

Steps

  1. Preheat grill. Combine ground chuck, onion and Worcestershire sauce until combined. Divide into eight portions and form into thin patties. Place cheese slices on four of the patties; top with remaining patties and pinch edges to form a tight seal (wash hands). Season patties with salt and pepper.
  2. Place burgers on grill; cook 3–4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Remove burgers from grill and let stand five minutes to rest.
  3. Toast buns. Heat bacon following package instructions. Assemble burgers, including desired condiments and toppings. Serve.

 

Super Burgers

Mushrooms and shredded Mexican cheese makes for a delicious flavor combination you’re going to love.

IngredientsSuper Burgers

1 (6–ounce) package fresh sliced portabellas
Cooking spray
1 pound grass-fed organic ground beef
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
6 tablespoons ranch dressing
4 whole wheat hamburger buns

 Steps

  1. Preheat grill (or grill pan) on medium-high. Add mushrooms to bowl; coat with cooking spray. Place beef and 1/2 cup cheese in second bowl; mix until blended. Form beef into four patties. Wash hands.
  2. Grill mushrooms 3–4 minutes, turning once, or until charred with grill marks; transfer to cutting board. Place burgers on grill; grill 3–4 minutes without turning. Flip burgers over; top each with remaining one cup cheese. Grill 4–5 more minutes or until cheese melts and meat is 160°F.
  3. Chop mushrooms coarsely; toss with two tablespoons dressing. Coat bottom 1/2 of each bun with one tablespoon of remaining dressing; place burgers on bun. Top each burger with 1/4 cup mushroom mixture and top half of bun. Serve.

Mediterranean Buffalo Burgers

Take your taste buds on a trip with this hand held version of the Mediterranean.

Ingredients

1 cucumber
1 medium red onionMediterranean Buffalo Burgers with Portabella Herb Fries
4 sun-dried tomato halves in oil, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons agave nectar (or honey)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 1/4 (12-oz) packages ground buffalo
1 teaspoon salt-free garlic/herb seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
4 whole wheat thin sandwich buns
2 cups baby arugula leaves

Prep

  • Preheat grill (or grill pan).
  • Slice one half each cucumber and onion thinly (about one cup each). Chop tomatoes (about three tablespoons).

Steps

  1. In small bowl combine rice vinegar, agave nectar and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir in cucumber and onions and set aside.
  2. Combine meat, herb seasoning, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; form into four patties. Wash hands. Place meat in grill pan (or on grill); grill 2–3 minutes on each side and until 160°F. Combine feta and tomatoes until blended; divide over top of patties, then remove from heat.
  3. Toast buns lightly. Assemble burgers in this order: bun, arugula leaves, cucumber mixture, burger, more cucumbers (optional) and top of bun. Serve.

 

Salami Provolone Burgers

Hard salami on top of a ground beef hamburger. Uniquely delicious.

IngredientsSalami provolone burger w bacon and cheese spuds

1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon salt-free garlic/herb seasoning
4 slices provolone cheese (3 ounces)
8 slices Deli hard salami (2 ounces)
1/3 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped black olives
8 teaspoons creamy peppercorn salad dressing, divided
4 Bakery French (or regular) hamburger buns

 Steps

  1. Preheat grill pan (or grill). Form meat into four patties; sprinkle with seasoning (wash hands). Place patties in grill pan (or on grill); grill 3–4 minutes on each side or until meat is 160°F.
  2. Top each patty with one slice cheese and two slices salami; let stand to melt cheese. Chop peppers and combine with olives.
  3. Spread two teaspoons peppercorn dressing on inside of buns. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top each with two tablespoons olive mixture. Assemble burgers and serve.

Roadhouse Burgers

Barbecue sauce on a hamburger? Give it a try, you won’t go back!

Ingredients

4 ounces pre-sliced baby portabella mushrooms (rinsed) 08_Post1_MJL_Burger_BodyImage5
¼ cup pre-sliced green onions
1 tablespoon roasted garlic
1 medium tomato (rinsed)
1 ½ teaspoons seasoned pepper blend
4 (6-ounce) ground chuck patties
4 thin American cheese slices
4 wheat sandwich rolls
4 dill pickle slices
¼ cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Steps

  1. Preheat grill on medium-high. Combine mushrooms, green onions and roasted garlic in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until mushrooms are tender; set aside. Cut tomato into thin slices to top burgers (add any extra tomato to salad); set aside.
  2. Sprinkle seasoned pepper over both sides of patties; place on grill. Wash hands. Close lid (or cover with foil); grill 4-5 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 155°F (for medium). During last 1-2 minutes of grill time, top each patty with ¼ cup mushroom mixture and one cheese slice. Use meat thermometer to accurately ensure doneness. (Grills vary widely; adjust time as needed.)
  3. Place patties on bottom halves of rolls; top with pickles and tomato slices. Spread barbecue sauce and mayonnaise over top halves of rolls. Assemble and serve.

 

 

There it is my hamburger-loving friends! My favorite burgers from our Aprons teams. Try them on your next family night and be sure to let us know in the comments below what your favorite ingredient to add is!

 

Matthew L.

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Matthew L. started with Publix in 2009. After working his way up to a Publix Manager, Matthew decided to make a change from retail and pursue his passion for writing. Matthew enjoys hearing stories from the people he's writing about and loves the Publix culture. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Edmund. They love to explore all that Central Florida has to offer.

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