#HotSummerEats Garlic Herb Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper Aoli and Feta

Day 7 of  #HotSummerEats- only 1 more day left to share recipes and enter the giveaway! 

When planning recipes for this blogging event it was mandatory, to me, to include a burger. Burgers are a summer favorite in our house and we love grilling them! Ron and I can be traditionalists when it comes to burgers, but we also like to break out of the box to bring new flavors to one of our favorite summer dinners. Last year, I won the appetizer contest from Taste of Home for this roasted red pepper and basil dip and I thought the flavors would be amazing in a burger and, just as I thought, it was amazing! I love the flavor combination of the roasted peppers, basil and feta. The combination is unique and works perfect with the juicy garlicy grilled burgers. 

This recipe uses two products from our generous sponsors: Gourmet Garden and Intensity Academy.

Gourmet Garden was kind enough to send participants 17 different herb products (stir-in pastes and lightly dried) for this challenge.  I was lucky enough to work Gourmet Garden's product in two previous blog challenges and was thrilled to have a chance to work with the product again. They are so generous and their products are amazing! Gourmet Garden sent bloggers 12 stir-in pastes and 5 lightly dried herbs. I love love the lightly dried herbs because they last 4 weeks after they are opened and keep a great fresh flavor. Check them out of FacebookTwitter and Instagram

The Intensity Academy was kind enough to send me a bottle of Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce. Intensity Academy is a Florida based, all natural, gourmet and hot sauce company. In the past 5 years, Intensity Academy  has won 53 awards for this tasty creations. I love trying different hot sauces and always think they are a great addition a grilled burger. I love that they provide a little bit of "zip" to the burger and the garlic flavors of this  hot sauce are amazing.  Check out Intensity Acamdemy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

I can't wait to share more delicious recipes and great products from our sponsors this week (both products mentioned above are in the prize pack)! Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter below (or click here to learn more about the prize pack!) and check out my fellow blogger's delicious recipes! 


2/3 cup mayo
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbl Gourmet Garden Semi-Dried Basil
1 whole roasted red pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 lb ground beef (this will make 4-6 burgers depending on size you prefer) 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbl Gourmet Garden Garlic Stir-In Paste
1/2 Tbl Gourmet Garden Basil Stir-In Paste
1 Tbl Gourmet Garden Semi-Dried Parsley
1 Tbl Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce
1 cup Feta cheese
4-6 hamburger buns


In a food processor or blender, combine mayo, lemon juice, semi-dried basil and salt. Pulse till blended. Remove from food processor, cover and set aside till ready to serve. 

In a bowl, whisk together, salt, pepper, garlic, basil, parsley and hot sauce. Add the ground beef and gently mix with you hands till just mixed.  Form the burger into patties. The recipe makes 4-6 depending on the size of the burger you prefer. 

Heat grill to medium high and grill 3-4 minutes per side or until thermometer reads 160 degrees F at the thickest part of the burger.

To assemble the burgers, spread aoli on the bottom of the bun followed by the burger. Top with more aoli and crumbled feta cheese.

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Disclaimer - Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden, Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny's, Quirk Books, Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation. All opinions are my own.

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