Burgers are one of my favorite things to eat: They're causal, comfortable and infinitely customizable! Check out my winter Burgers of the Month from the past few years.

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Tuscan-Style Steak Burgers with Garlicky Aioli (February 2018)

Tuscan-Style Steak Burgers with Garlicky Aioli
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

"My friend Kenny Oringer, a great chef, made a brilliant steak tartare for my wedding-anniversary potluck in Tuscany. It had a caper-anchovy aioli, Burrata, and chunky breadcrumbs for crunch. Here's my burger version of that masterwork. This one's for you, Ken!" 

Spanish Sliders with Cabrales Cheese and Pickled Shallots (December 2017)

Spanish Sliders with Cabrales Cheese and Pickled Shallots
Credit: Photography by Armando Raphael

"In keeping with the all-tapas 30-Minute Meals this month, here's a slider that stacks big flavor in a small package."

Buttery Burgers & Onions on Toast (March 2017)

Buttery Burgers & Onions on Toast
Credit: Photography by Lucas Zarebinski

"This butter burger is an ode to Wisconsin, on toast. I cook onions in butter, cook my burgers in the buttery drippings and serve with the onions on top."

Beef 'n' Broccoli Rabe Burger (January/February 2017)

Beef 'n' Broccoli Rabe Burger
Credit: Photography by Lucas Zarebinski

"While my husband, John, is hurling himself down the mountains of upstate New York on his snowboard, I'll be at home making these perfect après-ski burgers."

The Mighty Dolomites Burger (December 2016)

the mighty dolomites burger

"If I had time to take a vacation around the holidays, you'd find me in the Dolomites in Italy. I dream of the sexy ski bums eating this kale pesto-topped garlicky cheeseburger!"

Bacon Queso Burgers (March 2016)

Bacon Queso Burgers

"Cheeseburgers get the Texas treatment with spicy beef patties, poblano queso, bacon bits and a big pile of corn chips!"

Ultimate Falafel Patty Melts (January/February 2016)

Ultimate Falafel Patty Melts

"One of my goals for the new year is to become more of a flexitarian (eat more veggies and less meat). Hearty, meat-free meals like this falafel patty melt make it easy!"

Big Blue Turkey Burgers (December 2015)

Big Blue Turkey Burgers

"Sure, Thanksgiving is over, but turkey and cranberries are a delicious combo all year long!"

Lamb Burgers with Smoked Pepperoni & Provolone (March 2015) 

Lamb Burgers with Smoked Pepperoni & Provolone

"Spring is nearly here, but let's face it: It's still cold out! Warm things up with a lamb-and-pepperoni patty paired with provolone, spicy greens and pepper ketchup."

Beef & Burgundy Burgers (January/February 2015)

beef burgundy burgers

"I love beef Bourguignon, but it can be time consuming to cook. This burger combines all the flavors of the classic French stew- but you can make it in a flash!"

Hot Turkey Burger (December 2014)

Hot Turkey Burger

"If you like hot turkey sandwiches, try these open-face turkey burgers topped with bacon and rich gravy, served with the condiment of the season-cranberry sauce!"

Brunch Burgers (March 2014)

brunch burgers

"This morning sammie stacks eggs, bacon, cheese and a sausage patty on an English muffin. What a way to wake up!"

Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli (January/February 2014)

spicy cheddar burgers with chunky blue cheese aioli

"National Cheeseburger Day lands in the fall, but winter is when a hearty beef-and-bun combo like this- with two types of cheese!-can really hit the spot."