Burger Recipes for July 4 and Beyond

on June 30, 2011
Mark Boughton Photography; Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burger

These turkey burgers prove you don’t need beef to create a great burger. With a smoky, sweet flavor and taste delicious topped with Cheddar cheese and watercress. Use canned chipotles in adobo sauce, a thick sauce of tomato, vinegar and spices, to capture the smoky, sweet flavor. Read the Recipe

Mark Boughton Photography; Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Barbecue Burger

For a spicy flavor, try topping your burgers with barbecue sauce instead of ketchup, or incorporate barbecue sauce into the burgers themselves. Add a squeeze of lime juice and serve with leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion and chopped pickle on a sesame seed bun. Read the Recipe

Mark Boughton Photography; Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Blue Cheese Burger

While caramelizing onions takes a bit on time, it’s worth the effort. You can substitute goat cheese or mozzarella cheese for the blue cheese. Serve with a chiffonade of lettuce on ciabatta bread. Delish! Read the Recipe

Recipe of the Week: Burgers

In addition to meat, fish and poultry burgers, the book includes vegetarian burgers. To season them, Sampson uses everything from caramelized garlic to espresso beans. Buy the Book

Cookbook author Sally Sampson creates burgers for every week of the year

When Sally Sampson started creating burger recipes for Recipe of the Week: Burgers, the New York City native didn't have years of cookout experience to draw from. But once she got the go-ahead to write the burger book, Sampson bought the biggest charcoal grill she could find and buckled down to making burgers. Using ideas from burgers she'd eaten and dishes that could be turned into burgers, she created 52 recipes—one for each week of the year. Cheesy, smoky or sweet, these recipes offer something for everyone.