11 Burgers You Have to Throw on the Grill This Summer

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired May 27, 2016

It’s heating up outside which means it’s grilling season! Check out 11 delicious burger recipes you have to try this summer.

No. 1: Big Smacker Burger

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First, we have the big daddy of all burgers, the masterpiece Big Smacker burger that Rach created for YouTube burger expert Daym Drops. This triple-decker creation features bacon, a special sauce, onion, lettuce, cheese and pickles. Perfection!

No. 2: Katie Lee’s BLT Ranch Burgers

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Katie’s simple, summery BLT burger will be the hit of any BBQ. Katie accessorizes her beef patty with bacon, homemade ranch dressing and a toasted bun.

Tip: Add Worcestershire sauce to your ground beef when you make your burger patties, because as Katie says, it will make your meat taste “meatier.”

No. 3: Pub Cheeseburgers with Warm Roast Fingerling Potato Salad

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This cheeseburger has it all – a crisp toasted Brioche bun, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bacon and homemade pub cheese featuring wine. Rach serves with a warm, vinegar-based potato salad.

No. 4: Nacho Burgers

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For these delightful burgers, Rach puts chipotle in adobo right into her patties and tops them with actual cheesy nachos which she bakes in the oven ahead of time.

No. 5: Eat-Your-Greens Burgers with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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For this juicy burger, Rach grinds up baby kale and puts it right into the patties! Brilliant!

No. 6: Hit The Spot-light Sliders

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Rach makes this “Boston” style burger with ground sirloin mixed with a splash of whiskey, and tops with cheese. She mixes bacon, Worcestershire sauce and scallions into canned baked beans, then heaps generously over the burger before topping chopped sweet pickles and a bun. Delish!

No. 7: Burgers au Poivre

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These delicious burgers are seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic and lots of course black pepper. Rach serves them on a toasted bun with a creamy Dijon spread – delish!

No. 8: Julia Child's Pan-Fried Thin Burger

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Want to make the perfect burger? Emeril Lagasse shares Julia Child’s intricate common sense strategy.

Tip: Make sure to place the tomato under the burger to make it less likely that it will slip out when you bite in!

No. 9: Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Blue Cheese Aioli

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A blue-cheese aioli adds a tangy richness and depth to these spicy cheddar burgers.

No. 10: Green Onion Burgers with Burst Tomato-Tarragon Sauce

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Cheeseburgers go perfectly with this amazing Tomato-Tarragon sauce? The light, bright tomato flavor enlivens an otherwise traditional cheeseburger.

No. 11: Chile Burgers with Southern-Style Slaw, Mustard and Onions

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This green-chile-infused burger has TWO kinds of cheese on top – American and Pepper Jack! Plus, a topper of southern-style cole slaw, mustard and onions. Yum!

Watch Rach make her Daym Drops burger below:

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