What is it that makes burgers so amazing that they deserve to have a whole month named after them?
All you have to do is make a patty, grill it up and dress it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.