What is it that makes burgers so amazing that they deserve to have a whole month named after them?

They’re easy

All you have to do is make a patty, grill it up and dress it.

Classic Hamburger

They’re versatile

You can keep them simple, or add an array of toppings.

Create your patties with quality Certified Angus Beef ® brand or mix up the flavors with lamb from the American Lamb Board or ground poultry. You can even go the all veggie route.

Beef Bourguignon Burger
Bourbon Burger
Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger
Bison Burger

They’re downright sexy

Check out the colors of these mile-high beauties. You can really impress at your next block party by making any of these recipes.

Thai Beer-Battered Farmers Market Burger
Smashburger Spicy Cowboy Burger
Green Chile Turkey Burger
The Barnyard Burger
Hard Root Beer Burgers
Broccoli & Cheddar Stuffed Breakfast Burger
Thai Burger
 Gochujang Teriyaki Burgers

In celebration of National #BurgerMonth, I’ve created a flavor-packed custom burger recipe just for you. I call it the Big Easy Muffaletta Burger. Inspired by the signature New Orleans sandwich, it’s loaded with deli meats, cheese and olive spread.

Muffaletta Burger
Muffaletta Burger

Muffaletta Burger

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May 19, 2016

The Big Easy Muffaletta Burger, inspired by the signature New Orleans sandwich, is loaded with deli meats, cheese and olive spread.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 burgers

Ingredients

2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® brand ground beef (80% fat/20% lean)

2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

3/4 cup garlic stuffed green olives

3/4 pitted Kalamata olives

1/2 cup roasted red peppers

6 buns

6 slices provolone cheese

6 slices Black forest ham

12 slices salami

12 slices pancetta

12 slices cappacola

6 slices mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup pepperoncinis

Directions

1In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with 1 teaspoon oregano, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Form into 6 patties a little bit larger than the buns. Chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the olive spread.

2In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and 1 teaspoon oregano. Using a mini chopper, chop the green olives, kalamata olives and roasted red peppers into about 1/4-inch pieces. Combine the olives and peppers with the oil and vinegar mixture. Set aside.

3Heat the grill to high heat. Rub some oil on the grill grates.

4Place the buns on the grill, cut side down and grill for 30-60 seconds, until toasted. Remove and set aside.

5Add the burger patties to the grill, and grill for 6 minutes. Flip. Grill for 4 more minutes. While still on the grill, top each patty with 1 slice of provolone, 1 slice ham, 2 slices salami, 2 slices pancetta, 2 slices cappacola and 1 slice mozzarella cheese. Close the grill, and cook until the cheese is melted.

6To assemble, spread the olive mixture on the top and bottom buns. Add a patty to the bottom bun. Top with pepperoncinis. Add the top bun. Enjoy.

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What could make #BurgerMonth even better? How about free stuff!!!

Fellow girl griller Kita over at Girl Carnivore (follow her) coordinated some awesome giveaways, just in time for grilling season. And this wasn’t some dorky giveaway. This was some real kickin’ swag. We’re talking about a grill, lamb, cheese, grilling tools, gift cards and more. Unfortunately, the contest is now over. But stay tuned. We’ll have more giveaways in the future.

Burger Month 2016

Be sure to try one of our many burger recipes or create your own. Don’t forget to share a pic of your burger masterpiece on Instagram using #GirlsCanGrill and #BurgerMonth to be featured on our website.

I would love to thank American Lamb Board, Cowboy Charcoal, Char-broil, Casabella, Cabot Cheese, Grill Masters Club, Certified Angus Beef, Spiceologist and CuttingBoard.com for the kick butt grill prize packages and for participating in #BurgerMonth 2016.

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About the Author:

I love to cook outdoors. Give me a smoker, a grill or even a campfire, and I'll serve you up a meal you won't forget.

30 Comments

  1. Christopher Mason May 19, 2016 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Home smoked applewood and lightly peppered bacon

    • Christie May 19, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Yeah that would make a perfect burger Christopher. Best of luck.

  2. Elissa R. May 19, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm! These burgers are making me hungry! I’d top them with grilled jalapenos mmmmmm!

    • Christie May 19, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Sounds great Elissa. Good luck!

  3. HS kraftmaking May 19, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Avocado is the best.

    • Christie May 19, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Good call HS kraftmaking! Good luck.

  4. Marty May 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Roasted garlic, walnuts, and goat cheese (I’m a weirdo.)

  5. Will G May 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    The best topping is Mushrooms!

  6. Rachel May 19, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    The best topping is a fried egg.

  7. Rhonda May 19, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I’d top my epic burger with fresh avocado slices, bacon, and cheddar cheese!

  8. Nikki May 20, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    My favorite burger toppings are a fried egg with smoked bacon and a thick slice of pepper jack. However I love trying new things and this Muffaletta burger looks super fun and deliciou!

  9. Ali celestino May 20, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Pico de gallo Love it on my burger!

  10. Harmony Burmeister May 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Pork roll and cheese

  11. Kaitlin May 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I really love a excellent grilled jalapeño with pineapple or some hickory smoked Apple wood bacon on my burger as topping!

  12. Kristen May 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Bacon jam is the best topping.

  13. Lisa Keys May 21, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

    I have to have some fresh cut raw veggies on my burger like crisp lettuce and tomato and then something acidic to cut through all the fat of the burger and cheese and bacon

  14. carol clark May 21, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    bacon and pico de gallo it is good i love the stuff i use it on everything

  15. Eric May 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Bacon burgers are so great because of fat of the bacon, plus the flavor of beef… Cheese is mandatory… I’m still trying to find another meat from a different animal to complete the ultimate burger!

  16. Erika P. May 21, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Grilled mushrooms

  17. Susan Christy May 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Grilled mushrooms and onions.

  18. Renee May 24, 2016 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Love that Big Easy burger!

  19. Deanna Samaan May 28, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

    oh my! These all sound sooo good!! Yummo!!!

  20. anitakayduvall May 30, 2016 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I MUST have Red (Purple in the South) Onions for my burgers. Love a thick cut bacon as well.

  21. Nettie Moore May 31, 2016 at 6:42 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous burger! I love lots of cheese and red onion on mine! Nettie

  22. Melissa Hoffman May 31, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    banana peppers!

  23. brian hoffman May 31, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    definitely bacon

  24. karen spicer May 31, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    mushrooms and onions

  25. joe stimac May 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    cheese is the best burger topping

  26. Cıvata June 14, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply
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