10 Labor Day Burger Recipes To Make Your Last Summer Barbecue One To Remember
Whether you are going back to college, or are continuing to hustle at your nine-to-five job, Labor Day is your last chance to soak up some sun and kick back before summer officially comes to an end. Most of us are probably planning on hitting up or hosting a barbecue or two, and what would a Labor Day barbecue be without trying out a few mouth-watering burger recipes?
Burgers have always been classic backyard barbecue fare. But the meat-bun-condiments burgers of our childhoods do seem a bit plain now that we are all grown up, huh? As all-American and quintessential as hamburgers are, there are so many ways you can elevate their hearty nature, and make them your own. From trying out Asian-inspired flavors, to taking a meal you love and making it fit beneath a bun, you can really set your burgers and your barbecue apart from all the rest.
Plus, the great thing about burgers is that there is always something for everyone — whether you eat red meat, white meat, or no meat — and you can pick and choose which elements you want in your juicy meal. So, celebrate (or mourn) the end of another great summer by savoring any of these amazing Labor Day barbecue burger recipes.
1. Sun-Dried Tomato + Basil Turkey Burgers
If you've enjoyed a healthy crop of tomato and basil plants this summer, Labor Day would be the perfect time to savor the last of them on some burgers. A Better Happier St. Sebastian has a delicious recipe.
2. Lamb Pita Burgers
You've probably had your share of classic burgers — so these Mediterranean-inspired burgers from A Cozy Kitchen are sure to be a welcome break.
3. Szechuan Beef Burgers
Just because burgers are considered "all-American" doesn't mean you can't spice them up with some foreign flavors. A Spicy Perspective has a great recipe to set your burgers apart.
4. Beetroot & Feta Burger
Don't think I'd forget about you vegetarians! These burgers from Green Kitchen Stories are made from beetroot, and topped with feta and lots of veggies.
5. Burgers With Balsamic Blueberries, Baked Onion Rings, And Mozzarella
I know, I know. Blueberries on a burger doesn't seem like it would work — but it does. Cooking for Keeps has the recipe.
6. Hawaiian Tuna Burgers With Grilled Pineapple
You might not be able to spend Labor Day on a tropical island, but you can still mentally escape to Hawaii with these Ahi tuna burgers from A Spicy Perspective.
7. Southwest Burgers With Pepper Jack Cheese And Avocado Salsa
This burger recipe from Blogging Over Thyme tops a classic burger with the Southwestern flavors of guacamole and salsa. Yum!
8. Cuban Style Burgers
A cool take on a Cuban sandwich, with just as much punch and flavor. You can find the recipe on The Crepes of Wrath.
9. Cauliflower Falafel Veggie Burgers
Another option for vegetarians and vegans — this burger is made with quinoa, so you'll still get a good helping of protein. Recipe courtesy of Cookie and Kate.
10. Filet O’ Fish And Fries Burger
Think of this as a barbecue-friendly version of the classic fish and chips. You can find the recipe on I Am a Food Blog.
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