Feta and Fig Chicken Burgers with Arugula Walnut Pesto

We can’t let grilling season pass by without putting the meat mincer attachment to use!  Perfect for freshly made burgers using whatever kind of meat you want.  We’ve used chicken thighs to create a flavorful and juicy burger stuffed with feta cheese and fig jam.  Then we broke out the blender attachment to quickly whip up an arugula walnut pesto to go along with them.  And if you really want to go all out, well, the mixer does an excellent job making homemade hamburger buns.

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Chicken, Green Chili and Black Bean Burgers

These burgers were almost called burrito or taco burgers. But uh, that sounds a little funny, and slightly unappealing. However, all those familiar burrito/taco flavors like green chilis, black beans, taco seasoning, even a little sour cream, have come together to create a delicious chicken burger that will bring some new flavors to your grill this summer. I highly recommend topping the burgers with pickled red onions, avocado and a little salsa and sour cream. No ketchup or mustard. This recipe utilizes the meat mincer attachment, one of the many attachments for the Ankarsrum mixer.

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Pimento Cheese Burgers

Continuing on with the food holiday theme this month, and tipping my hat to National Hamburger Day on July 28th.  How do you make a really great burger? Grind your own meat.  How do you make it taste even better?  Make your own hamburger buns.  And how do you really take it over the top?  Fill it with a little homemade pimento cheese and slather some of that delicious southern spread on the bun as well.  That’s right, multiple recipes in this post for the ultimate summer grilling sandwich.

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