Epic Summer Hamburger Board
Bring people together with a “build your own burger board,” and serve an Epic Summer Hamburger Board with your favorite cheese and toppings.
Friends, building community isn’t hard. Send that text, and make an invitation to host a summer gathering. Serve this Epic Summer Hamburger Board! You may also want to try “mini burgers” with this Epic Mini Burger Slider Board (on the new BLACK board), or a side of this Tater Tots Snack Board (fun!)
Epic Summer Hamburger Board
Could it be that our personalities influence how neighborly or hospitable we really are?
Yes, I believe that to be true. That is why we sometimes have to stretch ourselves and just make that invite. Recently we had a few neighbors over to enjoy this Epic Summer Hamburger Board and it was delicious!
Summer Hamburger Board Ingredients
- Burger buns
- Turkey burgers
- Iceberg lettuce
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Cherries or summer fruit
- Potato chips
- Pickle slices or serve this Basic Burger Condiment Platter
You can prepare most of this Epic Burger Board before the guests arrive, placing the hot burgers in the center right before serving. Here’s my recipe for delicious [gluten-free] burgers, Grilled Best Turkey Burgers Recipe. Oh, and you can also try these Low-Carb Cheeseburger Sliders!
It’s fun, light, casual, and everyone loves a dinner board.
You can even ask guests to bring side salads.
What are the Best Turkey Burgers?
With only one extra step, which is sautéing the free herbs, this burger recipe is truly the BEST.
You can also try these turkey burgers: Summer Zucchini Turkey Burgers or Greek Turkey Burgers.
Another tip–Grill the burgers ahead and just reheat before the guests arrive. I’ve done this many times. They taste just as good, as long as they are hot.
How to keep the food hot
Everyone asks about how to keep the food warm on these boards.
Arrange all the food on the board, leaving a plate-size space where you’ll be placing the hot food.
Don’t place the hot food on the board until you’re ready to eat!
It’s that easy!
Then let everyone dig in.
The best version of me is when I pour out my time and energy and invite people over. Sometimes it’s new people that we’ve just met, neighbors, or friends we’ve known for years.
Hosting comes from a place of gratitude for being alive, and for the privilege of setting the table, placing food out, and pouring the wine. I seem to forget about myself when I host.
Possibly because you do have to be thinking about organizing the meal, and what comes next, and of course you think about the people you are hosting.
While I’m preparing, I start to think about their lives (not mine!)
A pause in my busy life, when the first doorbell rings, helps me remember and reignite my gratitude. Yes! We get to spend the evening with so and so!
I know my Instagram page is full of life and recipes and ideas and beautiful pictures to help create food and inspire hospitality.
But when I actually host, I’m just a regular person. And the nitty gritty happens with mistakes in the kitchen, and things not always perfect, and then getting down to business around the table. I mean, deep investment into the lives and true goings-on with each person seated around the table!
This is community! This is when it all becomes very real.
I wish more people would experience this and invite people into their homes!
Burgers is a fun way to start!
The Big Board®
Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!
- 20-inch round, maple
- 26-inch round, maple
- 12 x 36-inch maple
- 12 x 24-inch maple
- NEW 12×24” travel board
- 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
- 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
- A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
- FOOD SAFE
- Made in the USA
- Undercut handles (a unique design)
Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!
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More burger boards to try:
Arugula Goat Cheese Burger Board
Get the Recipe:
Epic Summer Hamburger Board
- 3 packages Trader Joe’s gluten-free hamburger buns, or you can buy regular
- 12 Best Turkey Burgers
- 6-12 slices cheese
- 1 head iceberg lettuce
- 3 large tomatoes, sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 pounds cherries, or summer fruit
- Potato chips
- Pickle slices
- Prepare a large platter or board. Add parchment paper if not food safe.
- In the center of the epic board, place a large plate to hold the cooked, hot burgers.
- Around the outside, lay down the 12 buns. Optional to toast the buns ahead of time. Also lay down lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
- Grill the burgers ahead and keep hot until serving. [Add cheese on half of the burgers.] Stack on a dinner plate; add the thinly sliced red onions in the center.
- Lay down small bowls for the condiments.
- Fill in the open areas with potato chips and cherries (or summer fruit).
- Don’t forget the napkins!
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LOVE all your charcuterie boards! My only problem is trying to decide which one to make first:). Love your little wood bowls. Can you share where those might be purchased?
I bought them in a little shop in Bend, OR (Larks).
I found this blog recently and I am in love with its content. I want badly this board, how big is it? Does it turn above something?
Thanks for this beautiful blog!!!
here you go:
Soo fun! Love it. I know you linked the gray tray but is yours the brown one thats currently not sold anymore? Or is yours actually the gray one u linked? So perfect!
I could only find the gray one now for folks to buy online! I’m not sure if they carry it in the store or not (brown).
Another beautiful board…I love them too…You are so creative! Secondly, SUMMER becomes you…you look beautiful! Thanks for sharing…always a highlight to my day.
I have been a fan of your blog for a little over a year. LOVE your boards! Such a fun, easy way to entertain! Finally bit the bullet and purchased the wood tray from Pier 1. Putting it to use this Saturday using your Epic Chip and Dip Board! Can’t wait for everyone’s reaction! Thank you for your innovation!
Have fun! :)
Thank you, Sandy, for all the creative charcuterie board ideas. Love this hamburger board. Your gift for hospitality and for welcoming others to share in your generosity really shines. I needed this prompt today to reach out and build community not just with long-time friends but with neighbors as well. I also love your travel tips, haven’t traveled very much but love the pics and pointers. Hope you enjoy your summer and think you should get royalties on the Pier One Charcuterie boards they must sell from all your creative ideas.
Thank you Tamara!
So beautiful Sandy!!! What a smart, delicious & clever way to serve up a meal!!! I just adore your boards! And thank you for the reminder to reach out. This past year has been a doozy and I’ve found myself retreating within my walls more and more. You’ve sparked something in me today to put into action a backyard gathering I’ve only been *thinking about. xoxo
Awh, love this Wenderly. I bet you throw the best parties. Wish I could attend! xo