When I was growing up, my mom always made us cheeseburgers with cheese stuffed inside of the burger rather than slicing it on top. It wasn't until much later that I discovered this wasn't just a Chevriere family thing but an actual style of cheeseburger, called a Juicy Lucy. Regardless of what you call it, it's delicious. (And I would also recommend experimenting with other types of cheese besides Cheddar, like blue cheese or taleggio.)
We're all guilty of it — buying too many hamburger and hot dog buns for the summer barbecue only to be left with almost a whole pack left over. Don't toss those buns out! Use them to make delicious croutons.
I am not ashamed to say that as a child, I loved Hamburger Helper. I loved it so much that I specifically requested it at a sleepover, a story my family friend has never let me forget. Apparently, I told her that my mother makes this wonderful dish that I thought everyone would love for dinner — the illustrious Hamburger Helper. So when we were presented with the challenge of making a healthy grain recipe, my very first thought was to make my own healthy and frankly, upgraded, version of Hamburger Helper.My first hurdle was the name. Everyone I told had the same (shocking, to me) reaction of semi-disgust and disbelief. But I persevered and I’m glad I did. I used ground turkey, whole-wheat fusilli, grated Parmesan, a touch of heavy cream and butter, and garlic to put together a completely tasty, creamy, satisfying dish. Think of it this way: It’s almost like a turkey Bolognese replacing the tomato stew-like base with creamy cheesy goodness. (Jury’s still out on a new name.)The saltiness of the Parmesan and the slight sweetness of chopped tomatoes worked so nicely alongside the lightness of the lean ground turkey and the creaminess of the whole thing made it feel slightly indulgent while still being healthy. That my boyfriend got up from the table and went for seconds should be testimony enough.
It doesn’t get much easier — or tastier — than a simple fish sandwich. This panko-crusted gem is a great way to keep lunch quick and delicious. The breadcrumbs give the light fish a nice crunch, and the garlic-dill mayo adds a bold kick. Bonus: You can bake several fillets at once, and serve the whole family! Recruit the kids to bread the fish or make the sauce, and you will have a summer feast in no time.
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This is my go-to burger recipe when I'm craving seafood and looking for a quick fix. It's incredibly easy to prepare and also tends to all of those burger lovers out there. Click here for the 10 Seafood Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned hamburger — so juicy and full of flavor that you don’t even need to add cheese. If you’re a fan of this classic cookout fare, this recipe is for you. It’s simple and delicious.