Summer is the season for grilling, and for the umpteenth year in a row, burgers show no sign of losing their spot as top gun of the coals. Does it get much better than cooking a patty over an open flame, setting it in the middle of a soft bun, and smothering it with your favorite condiments? Not a chance. But there are more ways to pimp your burger than American cheese and a Martin’s potato bun (though that always works just fine). From patty melts to spicy tuna burgers, here are some ways keep things interesting this season.
Click through the gallery above to get all of the recipes.
Follow Food52 on Twitter @food52