Last updated October 31, 2019

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.

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.

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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.

burger stacked with ham and olive spread with gray background

Muffaletta Burger

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger, Muffaletta
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 1140 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

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

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Certified Angus Beef ® brand ground beef (80% fat/20% lean)
  • 2 tsps dried oregano divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup garlic stuffed green olives
  • 3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 6 buns
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 slices black forest ham
  • 12 slices salami
  • 1 2slices pancetta
  • 12 slices cappacola
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncinis

Instructions

  1. In 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.
  2. In 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.
  3. Heat the grill to high heat. Rub some oil on the grill grates. Place the buns on the grill, cut side down and grill for 30-60 seconds, until toasted. Remove and set aside.

  4. Add 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.
  5. To 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.

Nutrition Facts
Muffaletta Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1140 Calories from Fat 693
% Daily Value*
Fat 77g118%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 3253mg141%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 68g136%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 423mg42%
Iron 15.9mg88%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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