Love cookouts? 3 recipes perfect for family get-togethers this summer


(BPT) - Summer is a wonderful time for hosting barbecues and picnics, and just enjoying time with friends and family as you share a meal together. Whether you're putting together a festive weekend cookout in the backyard or a simple weeknight dinner, it's easier than ever to create family memories and a tasty meal with the best-selling frozen burger in the U.S., BUBBA burger®.

To make lunch or dinner prep easy, BUBBA burger® provides great-tasting frozen high-quality real beef burgers with no artificial ingredients, additives or preservatives which can be cooked right from the box (with no thaw time) in under 15 minutes using your grill, skillet, oven or air fryer. They also offer tasty options like turkey burgers, veggie burgers and chicken burgers to satisfy anyone's tastes and preferences.

Here are three crowd-pleasing recipes to help you conjure up a meal your entire family will love.

1. Keep it classic

Close up of an all american bubba burger with cheese and pickles

For burger lovers everywhere, this recipe keeps it simple but far from basic with a classic, convenient family favorite for busy weekdays. High in protein and full of flavor, this recipe is ready in just 20 minutes! Serve with chips, tots or fries, and offer a fix-your-own toppings station for extras like onions, relish and additional condiments.

The All American BUBBA burger®
Feeds 4-6; Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes, Total time: 20 minutes

1 box Original BUBBA burgers
4 slices American cheese
4 sesame burger buns
4 slices of tomato
Sliced dill pickles

Step 1: Heat grill on medium to high heat and cook Original BUBBA burgers 4–6 minutes. Check out How to Cook a BUBBA burger® for more ways to cook.
Step 2: Flip burgers and cook another 4 minutes. Add American cheese to each burger about 1 minute before cooking time ends.
Step 3: Add lettuce and tomato to bottom buns. Top with burgers and a few dill pickle slices. Spread about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the top bun and finish assembling burgers.
Step 4: Serve All American BUBBA burger® with a pickle wedge, your favorite sides and enjoy!

2. Freshen it up

Close up of a california bubba burger with cheese, tomato, lettuce, avocado and a side of fries.

Enjoy a touch of Cali-style freshness from the veggies and creamy avocado, along with a hint of sweet onion, by cooking up this Sweet Onion California BUBBA burger® recipe — the perfect burger for summer backyard parties or family get-togethers. You can provide even more freshness to amp up the summer vibes by serving colorful veggie and fruit salads for sides.

3. Elevate your burgers

Looking for a meal that's a little fancier — but still easy to make — with a fantastic blend of flavors and textures? Check out this recipe for Angus Beef burgers with Mushrooms and Onions. The freshness of the homemade lemon vinaigrette, along with tasty sauteed onions and mushrooms, takes this burger and salad combo to a whole new level.

If desired, you can let your inner foodie go wild with extra sides, or spruce up the salad with shaved brussels sprouts, roasted red peppers, toasted nuts or sliced strawberries.

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