Joe Shymanski
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    It's the Fourth of July, and that means it's time to fire up your grill for a summertime burger. Check out some of "Good Morning America's" favorite takes on this American classic.<p> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=10740861">This burger</a>, of presidential importance, came about during the 2008 election. During the height of the political campaign, chef Spike Mendelsohn held a "Countdown to Election" burger challenge. Not only did the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=10740861"><b>Obama burger, shown here</b></a>, win the challenge, it also became a "GMA" favorite. It's made with horseradish, red wine vinegar, onions, ground sirloin and Applewood smoked bacon. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=10740861">Click here for the recipe.</a>
    Joe Shymanski
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    Award-winning chef Michael Symon knows his meat. So, when he developed this recipe for the<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13694172"> Fat Doug Burger</a>, meat lovers came running. This tasty burger is made with sirloin, brisket, short rib, pastrami and Swiss cheese and is topped with a homemade slaw. Needless to say, with this sandwich the sides aren't essential. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13694172">Click here for the recipe</a>.
    Anthony Underwood/ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    Sunny Anderson knows how to make a burger, and this one is no exception. In <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=11044728">this recipe </a>she flavors the beef burger with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, tops each one with a runny egg and dresses the toasted bread with a garlic mayonnaise. If you're feeling a little adventuresome, add a couple of shakes of hot sauce and enjoy. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=11044728">Click here for the recipe.</a>
    Donna Svennevik/ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    Over the last few years turkey burgers have slowly grown in popularity in restaurants and at home. The savory, meaty patty is now accepted not as a substitute for beef but as its own sandwich. Emeril Lagasse has found the perfect way to prepare it. He grilled a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13792043">turkey burger</a> and then topped it with lettuce, tomato, red onion and freshly prepared cilantro mayonnaise. One bite and you'll be hooked. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13792043">Click here for the recipe</a>.
    ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    So you like a great burger, but the heavy red meat isn't necessarily your thing? Emeril has the perfect sandwich for you: a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=12538620">chicken Queso burger</a>. This chicken burger is filled with chilies, cumin and oregano and topped with fresh cheddar cheese. In a word, yum. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=12538620">Click here for the recipe.</a>
    Donna Svennevik /ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    No good burger menu is complete without a delicious<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13791536"> Portobello burger</a>. Instead of making your vegetarian friends fill up on sides only, fire up the grill and give this mushroom burger a try. The Emeril recipe includes one grilled mushroom topped with onions, bell pepper, avocados and spinach. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13791536">Click here for the recipe. </a>
    ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    Do you want a burger but you can't make a commitment to the whole sandwich? Sliders are just the thing. Instead of cooking up just the mini version of regular burgers, Sara Moulton put together these<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=12485329"> Asian-style pork sliders</a>. They're a great ethnic, spicy alternative to the traditional slider. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=12485329"> Click here for the recipe.</a>
    Ross Eichenholz/ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus
  • Fourth Of July Cookout

    Want to eat like a star? Give <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=10010125">Wolfgang Pucks' mini-burger</a> a try this holiday. This recipe was developed by the chef for the 2010 Governor's Ball on Oscar night, and it likely stole the show. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=10010125">Click here for the recipe.</a>
    Courtesy Wolfgang Puck Catering
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