It’s just about summer and nothing screams “heat the grill up” more than juicy burgers.
Here are just a few of Food Network’s celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ ready-made recipes for crowd-pleasing burgers.
De Laurentiis chicken burgers get their great taste from garlic rosemary mayonnaise
The chef reveals on her food blog Giadzy the secret to how she keeps these chicken burgers so light and flavorful: “Do you think a chicken burger can’t be as juicy as a beef burger? This one will make you change your mind! The sauce on this burger is a simple rosemary-garlic mayo, but I take it one step further by mixing some of the spread into the actual burger patty. This makes the burgers super juicy and full of flavour.”
The super easy mayonnaise for this burger calls for chopped fresh rosemary leaves, minced garlic and, of course, mayonnaise. Half is mixed into the burger mixture and the other half can be used as a seasoning.
Reviewers gobbled up the Just Giada star’s chicken burgers praise the aromatic spread, saying, “The mayonnaise really adds to the flavour. Even my picky 8 year olds loved it!” and “After you taste the burger, all you can say is OMG.”
Find the full recipe, video and reviews on the Food Network site†
The Burger à la Pizzaiola by Giada De Laurentiis brings two child-friendly dishes together in one recipe
Pizza and a burger in one? The celebrity chef has it covered as she said on Giadzy: “This pizza burger will take your next cookout up a notch. I took the quintessential American burger and made it an Italian version by adding ingredients you would normally find on a pizza. And that’s how this burger got its name: pizzaiola refers not only to a female pizza chef, but also to the tomato and herb sauce used on pizzas.”
Reviewers on the Food Network site adored the mom of someone’s kid-friendly burger: “This is so delicious — great food for kids!” said one home cook. Another agreed that he wrote: “My kids absolutely loved these burgers. My youngest son (16) is very picky and he ate two!!!”
The full recipe, video and reviews can be found on the Food Network site†
The chef’s Mini Italian Pub Burgers are small but strong in taste
The Eat better, feel better The author’s smaller burgers pack in quite a bit of flavor with garlic, parsley, tomato paste, and Parmesan cheese in the burger mix. They are topped with Taleggio cheese and served on toasted sandwiches.
Reviewers on the Food Network site strongly encouraged fellow home cooks to go out of their way to find the Taleggio cheese.
“The first time you try this recipe and the first time you eat Taleggio. Easy [sic] lovely! the crunch of the ciabatta [sic] and soft, creaminess of the cheese are a perfect combination. Try it!” said a home cook.
Another added: “We made these for a cookout last night and they were a hit! Super easy, stick to the recipe and be sure to try and find the Taleggio cheese – it was amazing.
The full recipe is on the Food Network site†
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