16 May 2015

May is National Burger Month So Let's Get Flipping

Did you know that May is National Burger Month? Now that it is the long weekend we are flashing up the barbecues across the nation, donning our aprons armed with spatulas, condiments, and hearty appetites and fulfilling our meat-centric dreams.

I like burgers. I like burgers a lot!!! I am part of a wanderlust group of over 200 burger aficionados who travel up and down the valley one evening per month sampling burgers, on or off the menu. We hit everywhere from established burger joints, pubs, and wineries to high end farm-to-table eateries. Anywhere where we can make burgers happen we will be there. Of course we don't all go at once!

Sometimes we have burgers from the menu with our "back to basics" attitude and sometimes chefs from local wineries or restaurants step up their game and recreate magic in their kitchen vying for "the best burger" moniker. Many do not have burgers on their menu but make them especially for our group. We have had burgers with grilled cheese buns at a local food truck, amazing burgers at a hockey rink, award-winning burgers recreated by a local Masterchef winner (Oiken Duck anyone?), Indian-inspired burgers at a popular Indian restaurant, burgers from a local burger joint heralded by the television show "You've Got to Eat Here"…and the list goes on. There have been many legendary burgers over the two years I have been a member of the group with many more burger-inspired journeys to come.

Seeing as it is burger month I think it is time to revisit some of the burgers here on these pages at More Than Burnt Toast. Light up the grill and let's get flipping!

Greek Inspired Chicken Burger with Tomato-Feta Relish
Sid's Onion Burgers 

Cabernet-Balsamic Burgers with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions
Parmesan Chicken Burgers with Balsamic Tomatoes, Garlic Mayonnaise and Lemon-Thyme Sweet Potato Wedges
Sesame Seed Encrusted Salmon Burger with Lemon Tzatziki and Asparagus Slaw

Other Burger Recipes…

Smoky Cheeseburgers with Yammy Fries
The Original Loosemeat Sandwich
Spanakopita Burgers with Fries and Yogurt Dip
Grilled Chicken Caprese Burger
Fajita Burgers with Guacamole
Thanksgiving Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
Grilled Sirloin Burger with a Head of Roasted Garlic, Brie and Candied Maple Bacon
Kofta Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Val's Wanna-Be Greek Burgers
Grilled Burgers with Feta Aioli
Canadian Burgers 
Spanakopita-Inspired Burgers with Greek "Tude"
Tex-Mex Burgers
Bruschetta Burgers
Sesame Seed Crusted Salmon Burgers with Mayonnaise and Asian Slaw
Salmon Burgers with Herbed Sherry Mayonnaise

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  1. I will never starve. These look and sound amazing, Val. What fun to have a group to share the search for the perfect burger. Wish I were closer. Hugs and blessings...Mary

  2. The burgers we are having tonight..look sad compared to these!

  3. Hi Val, did you change the looks of the blog? Looks lovely. One of these days I'll make it to the burger tour as well. For a veggie version. Talk soon.

  4. You're reading my mind! I've been thinking a lot about summer grilling and lots of burgers. I want the Greek-inspired Chicken Burger!

  5. I had no idea, but I'm more than happy to celebrate!

  6. Yum. I made burgers for dinner last night, so I guess I must have psychically known it was Burger Month. Count me in as a burger lover. Sir Pickypants is becoming less picky these days and is starting to add beef and pork back into his diet, so I can actually make beefburgers now!

  7. Oh my, these look SO fantastic, Val!! :-) And you've inspired me to get the beef out of the freezer and make some burger deliciousness tomorrow night. :-)

  8. Mouthwatering! I'm a big fan of homemade burgers and these look fantastic.



  9. OMG that Greek-inspired Chicken Burger looks DIVINE! I'm usually a fan of a classic burger with Swiss Cheese & Mushrooms but looks like I need to branch out a bit - thanks for sharing all these fabulous variations ~ Cheers:)

  10. I also love burgers of any kind. Burger month? I am so in!

  11. What a wonderful roundup of burger recipes. I look forward to a good burger more that a steak!

  12. Those are some drool-worthy photos of fabulous burgers, Val. What a fun group to belong to...wish I could join you! I bet you have a ton of laughs in your travels.

  13. Gosh that is a lot of burgers to get through - lucky you. The photographs, as always are stunning. Pleased to see that you too are still blogging......


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