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Summer Barbecue Burger Recipes

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 use Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Hearty Buns to hold burgers loaded with lots of fixings, because we load our burgers up, and loaded burgers with fresh toppings definitely makes fun summer get togethers 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!

The Diner Burger

How about a burger on a bun covered with sesame seeds, loaded with coleslaw, lettuce, 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 coleslaw 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 coleslaw 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 the weight. We sometimes make the coleslaw from scratch, and sometimes we pick up a small batch from our favorite local diner, and we use kosher dill pickles and organic tomatoes.

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The Citrus Avocado Burger

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, zesty 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! We found the dressing at Trader Joe’s, and sliced up fresh pineapple and organic avocado from the produce department.

pineapple avocado burger
creative burger toppings
tasty unique burger toppings fixings

These buns are hearty and fluffy, and smell fresh. We can load them high with any fixings, and they just don’t fall apart. There are three varieties: Hearty White topped with sesame seeds, Rustic Potato, and Stone Ground Wheat. We tried the first two at our last barbecue (I’m not a fan of wheat bread but maybe one day I will try it).

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