Burger burnout. We’ve all been there before. You have a few go-to burgers that you really enjoy and you want to take full advantage of your ability to grill before fall rolls around and the grill goes into storage until the weather starts to heat up again. And while bacon and American cheese make for a great burger, every now and then you’re just going to want something that’s a little bit different.
Luckily for you, we’re here to help. The recipes you’ll find in today’s blog are unique, sure, but they’re also based around familiar flavors, ensuring that you’ll get something that’s huge on flavor and just enough to get you out of your burger rut. So buy a propane tank, grab your ingredients, and let’s get to work!
If you like a combination of sweet and salty in your food, this burger is for you. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pineapple rings
- Teriyaki sauce
- Muenster cheese
- Any other toppings you like
Start by tossing your pineapple rings in a resealable plastic bag along with enough teriyaki sauce to coat them all. You can also add any other seasonings you think would work at this point. Popular options include minced garlic, cayenne pepper, or worcestershire sauce. If time allows, put your bag in fridge and allow everything to marinate overnight.
Grill up your burger any way you like and add your pineapple rings to the grill as well. Your goal with the rings is simply to get them warm and give them grill marks, then you can transfer them to a plate. Top your burger with muenster cheese at the end to get everything melted and then add your pineapple rings to the top. The end result is a burger that’s different enough from the norm without being something you dislike. We think you’re going to love it.
This burger adds a bit of extra taste and texture that we think you’re going to love. You can probably even use ingredients you have around the house! You’ll need:
- Soda crackers (crushed into small pieces)
- Dry onion soup mix
- Garlic powder
- One egg
- Cheddar cheese
- Any other toppings you like
This recipe is straight up old school. To start, combine your ground beef, soup mix, your egg, your cracker pieces, garlic powder, and a dash of salt and pepper. The key to getting the best burger possible is to simply combine all of the ingredients as best as you can without going overboard or over mixing everything.
From here, all you have to do is cook your burgers as you would normally, adding a slice of cheddar cheese to the top of each burger during the last minute or so of cooking to get it to melt down nicely. These burgers work perfectly with a toasted bun and a dash of hot sauce on the top for a bit of extra flavor.
We think you’ll find that the addition of the crackers, soup mix, and garlic powder, as well as the egg, really help to provide this burger with a unique taste and texture that’s just a little bit out of the ordinary. It’s different enough from the standard fare that it stands out and we think it will likely find a home in your regular burger rotation. It’s easy to make and delicious to eat, ensuring that your meal is a bit hit.
One last quick note–if you can, it’s a good idea to form your burgers into patties and then set them in the fridge for awhile so that all of the ingredients are able to combine. This makes everything a bit easier, but it isn’t absolutely necessary.
Surf’s Up Burger
Some will love it and some will hate it, but we think this burger is one that you should definitely try at least once. Trust us when we say that you’ve probably never had anything quite like it. If you love seafood, you’ve just found your new favorite burger. Here’s what you need:
- Crab salad
- Lemon juice
- Fresh dill
- Sharp cheddar cheese
If you’re not frightened off because of that ingredient list, keep reading, because this is a burger that’s definitely going to knock your socks off.
To start, we’re going to make a delicious mayo that we’ll later spread on our buns. Combine your mayo with a bit of lemon juice and some fresh dill. Mix it all up thoroughly, then cover it up and store it in the fridge to be added back to the burger in the last step.
You can go ahead and make your burgers as you normally would. Our tip is to perhaps use a bit less ground beef than usual because we’ll be adding more toppings later, but you can do whatever you like! Just be certain that your burger patty is roughly the same size as your bun and you should be good to go either way. As your burgers are finishing up, top them with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. You’ll want to toast your buns at this point as well.
One thing that we’d like to note is that there is a lot of divided thought on the subject of crab salad. In one camp there are the folks who don’t mind buying crab salad from the grocery store fully aware that the meat inside is imitation crab. Other people prefer to make their crab salad from scratch using recipes that have been handed down from their grandparents. Here’s our take–either way is just fine as long as you enjoy the taste. That’s the most important part after all.
At this point you can begin final assembly. Spoon some of your crab salad of choice onto your burger patty and spread your lemon-dill mayo onto your bun. Serve immediately and enjoy. We should also mention that we sometimes serve these burgers open-faced as an homage to the famous Brucewich sandwich available at Mo’s Restaurant in Newport, Oregon. However you serve it, we think it’s likely to be a big hit at the dinner table.
Until Next Time
We hope that these burgers can help to make your next meal extraordinary. We all need a little something different from time to time and hopefully these burgers will do the trick. And speaking of things that we all need, don’t forget to buy a propane tank at a propane tank exchange location near you to make sure you don’t run out of fuel in the middle of your next big cookout.
From our family to yours, enjoy these burgers in good health and stop by anytime for tips, tricks, and recipes!