Grill a few extra patties tonight, and then crumble them over a crisp salad and fold into a cheesy nacho dip during the week.
Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

There are few meals as filling as a well-prepared burger. This recipe is no exception. We take beef patties beyond the burger by grilling a batch of these smoky burgers for a quick weeknight meal that's ready in less than an hour. You can enjoy these tender burgers topped with tomato, red onion, arugula, and a mayonnaise mixture tonight and refrigerate leftovers for use later in the week. The possibilities are endless, but we crumble them for a protein-packed salad and stir them into a zesty veggie-filled dip.

Starter Dish: Smoky Caramelized Onion Burgers

Sometimes we want our grilled beef patties to have just a little more oomph. These burgers deliver exactly that and more. Caramelized onions and garlic go into the ground sirloin mixture to keep the burgers moist, followed by a bold hit of ground cumin and smoked paprika for a jolt of flavor.

Second Meal: Thai Beef-and-Cabbage Salad

This refreshing Southeast Asian salad, also called larb, is a great use for leftover burgers.

Third Meal: Skillet Nacho Dip

We combined our favorite elements of cheesy queso dip and loaded beef nachos into one epic skillet dish.