13 Burger Recipes For Memorial Day So You Can Kick Off Barbecue Season Right

Memorial Day is the official mark of summer's start, and with that comes an abundance of cold drinks and grilled meat. And for your Memorial Day party to pay proper tribute to the summer about to begin, you need the right setting, the right music, and most importantly, the right menu — that's where these amazing burger recipes come into play. There are tons of adult beverages to choose from in order to perfectly complement America's greatness, but for the food, you must have burgers. It's a requirement. Here are a bunch of insanely good ideas to take your Memorial Day party to next-level awesome.

Image: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Thai Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers With Spicy Peanut Sauce

You don’t need actual meat to make a fantastic burger. This one has the perfect combo of spicy and sweet toppings to make your tastebuds TWERK.

Image and recipe: Oh She Glows

French Fry Bourbon Burgers

Why have fries on the side when you can have them covered in cheese underneath the bun?

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Portobello Mushroom Burger With Avocado Chimichurri

For the vegetarian in your life, this mushroom burger is as rich and meaty as meat-free meals go. A++.

Image and recipe: Foodie Crush

Roasted Jalapeño Cheddar Turkey Burgers

Roasting the jalapeños on this burger slightly softens the spicy zing, but it doesn’t take away the amazing taste. Not even a little bit.

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Peanut Butter Burgers With Slim Jim Fries

This one serves as proof that literally anything can be a burger topping and still taste heavenly.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Bacon Pineapple Burgers

Nothing signals summer like the pairing of pig and pineapple, am I right?

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheese Burger With Guinness Cheese Sauce

This is seriously a grownup burger, with all the key burger elements spiked with booze. 

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

A burger that will make you wish your entire life was queso-smothered.

Image and recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Banh Mi Asian Burgers

Banh Mi sandwiches are the best sandwiches, so it should be no surprise that the burger version is also outstanding.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Tilapia Burgers With Watermelon Salsa

Fresh, light, and absolutely marvelous, these burgers will make you feel the opposite of guilty. 

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Lobster Burgers With Browned Butter Lemon Aioli

The picture of burger decadence with a sauce you’ll want to drizzle on everything.

Image and recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

This one is kind of a classic, and always will be. It’s one of those meals that you want sober, drunk, and DEFINITELY when you’re hungover. So maybe make a huge batch of these.

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Szechuan Beef Burgers

This is a spicy, exceptionally unique take on a typical burger. You’ll want to eat at least three.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective