National Grilling Contest Hits Home

Think you have the best burger in town? How about the best burger in the country?

Sutter Home Winery’s Build a Better Burger Contest and Cook-Off is celebrating its 100 Days of Summer right here in Chicago, and you could enter your burger for the grand prize!

Recipes will be accepted through August 31 and can be submitted online at their website at Build A Better Burger. For each of the 100 Days of Summer, a new burger recipe will be posted on the website. Recipes such as the Colibri Ranch’s Mesquite-Grilled Centennial Burger or the Soy-Glazed Salmon Burger can be your daily inspiration for your own burger creation!

Also head to the website to check out past years’ winning recipes and the chefs behind the masterpieces!

And, oh yeah, did we mention that the grand prize is $100,000?  Dust off the grill and get your burger recipes ready.  It’s summer, and it’s time to sizzle.

In the meantime, here’s the winning recipe from last year, a Strawberry BBQ Burger, to provide some inspiration. And if you’re less interested in award-winning and more interested in a quick family dinner, check out these ideas for 5 ways to mix up your burgers. And if you’re now craving a burger, but don’t want to fire up the grill, we have the 5 best burgers on the North Shore.