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A Better, Bolder Burger

Summer is for barbecues, and this year we plan to have them as often as possible. Burgers are always a hit, and the best burgers are bbq’ed over a slow fire for a wonderful smoky taste.

We just discovered Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse Hearty Buns, designed to hold burgers loaded with lots of fixings, and now our fun summer get togethers are going to be so much more delicious.

first summer bbq

What is our favorite burger? We have a few, since we’re a family of carnivores with different tastes. I’m sharing two family favorites today!

How about a burger on a Farmhouse Hearty White Bun covered is sesame seeds, loaded with cole slaw and lettuce and pickles and tomatoes, i.e. The Diner Burger?

The Diner Burger
unique summer burgers

During my college years and my 20s I would often stop by a diner late at night for a quick meal before heading home to sleep, and sometimes this would be up to 2am (when I stayed up late studying for an exam or worked a late shift at a 24 hour pharmacy). I grew to love those diner burgers with the side of cole slaw and pickle, and got into the habit of just loading it all onto the burger instead.

When I had my own family and started to host barbecues at home, I craved those delicious diner burgers and recreated them for my guests with homemade cole slaw and sliced up dill pickles, dubbing them the classic “Diner Burger”. They are large and overloaded with yumminess, and the Farmhouse Hearty Buns can handle it all!

big bold burger ideas

And how about a burger on a Farmhouse Hearty Rustic Potato Bun topped with pineapple and avocado, with drizzled cilantro lime dressing? It’s for a huge appetite that is craving amazing taste- between the tartness of the pineapple, the smooth flavor of the avocado, and the spicy sharp cilantro lime dressing, all enclosed in a rustic potato bun, this is flavor overload!

pineapple avocado burger
creative burger toppings
tasty unique burger toppings fixings

These buns are hearty and strong, and they smell delightfully fresh. We discovered we can load them high with any fixings, and they just don’t fall apart. There are three varieties of Pepperidge Farm® Farmhouse Hearty Buns: Hearty White topped with sesame seeds, Rustic Potato, and Stone Ground Wheat. We tried the first two and love both.

Have a fun summer barbecuing, and please let me know if you tried our favorite burger recipes!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm® in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.