The distant sound of a solitary firecracker punctuates the summer air from time to time, and across the country, Americans adorn front porches and patios with multi-colored red, white and blue decorations. Brightly colored tents housing firecrackers of every variety blossom under wide open skies and backyard barbecue chefs ready grill stations and prepare for the patriotic parties to commence soon.
Since American ancestors first began celebrating the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, citizens of the “Home of the Brave” have pursued patriotic revelry with a particular panache. Early celebrations included parades, ringing bells, patriotic speeches, band music, and picnics. Communities across the country linked arms together in celebration, and eventually, their annual patriotic parties grew to include fireworks, bonfires and, of course, backyard barbecues.
This year, harness the hungry with these Five Patriotic Burger Recipes You’ll Want to Celebrate.
1. All American Double Decker Cheddar Bacon Steakburger
Mouthwatering cheddar bacon steakburgers, sharp cheddar cheese, thick slices of bacon, brioche hamburger buns, your favorite burger sauce and toppings all work together to pull off a flavor-packed punch in this All American Double Decker Cheddar Bacon Steakburger recipe from Kansas City Steak Company Cook Team Chef Sherri Williams. Fire up the grill and cook these patties to perfection, then serve with classic steak fries or an all-American Mac and Cheese for a party plate that pleases.
2. Red, White & Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger
What could be more patriotic than a steakburger and a little red, white and blue, right? This Red, White & Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger recipe from Hey Grill Hey packs a welcome wallop with red pepper, blue cheese crumbles, Smoky Montreal Steak Seasoning and more. Sizzle until seriously splendid, then slap on the perfect bun with some red onion and serve up with the best Creamed Corn and a fluffy Lemon Cream Cake for dessert.
3. Steakhouse Cheesy Black Truffle and Mushroom Vidalia Onion Burger
Our burger recipe round-up wouldn’t be complete without a nod to a juicy, savory burger topped with perfectly sautéed mushrooms and onions. This gourmet Steakhouse Cheesy Black Truffle and Mushroom Vidalia Onion Burgers recipe also from Chef Sherri Williams made our short list in part because of the low prep time, but mostly because of the flavor explosion evident in every bite. Serve this hearty burger with a light green salad and something simple like steak fries or baked beans. Avoid anything with a complex flavor profile; with this “can’t miss” burger recipe, less really is more.
4. Firecracker Burger
In the quest for how to grill the perfect hamburger, we stumbled across this Firecracker Burger recipe from Lady Behind the Curtain, and now we’ll never be the same. Avocado spread, salsa con queso dip and sweet onion work together to craft a truly unique flavor profile you won’t soon forget. Serve this spicy rendition of a tried and true burger recipe with your favorite coleslaw and fresh fruit.
5. Balsamic Blueberry & Brie Burger
While there is something to be said for tradition, we’re all for a little free expression and experimenting with flavors. This Balsamic Blueberry & Brie Burger may sound unusual, but the incredible flavor combo of burger perfection paired with blueberry and brie is enough to ring our bell. Keep it straightforward and serve with a simple potato or mixed green salad. The sweetness in this burger recipe may steer you away from serving with a dessert, but you could always add an appetizer like savory Mac N’ Cheese Melts or Scallops Wrapped in Bacon.
Whether you wanted to know how to grill the perfect hamburger, find the best steakburger, or simply find some new burger recipes…with our help, Baby, you’re a firework! Next, bookmark this page for easy access and all your Independence Day burger recipes, then tell us your favorite 4th of July recipe in the comments below!