I really don't know who designates days to be all about a certain food. The industry? Intensely enthusiastic fans of Nutella, Fig Newtons, and Peach Melba? Well, whomever decided that today is National Burger Day seems right on time. Memorial Day is here and the holiday kicks off a whole summer of burgers — are they in your menu plans?
From a tutorial on grilling the juiciest burger ever to lots of vegetarian burgers (including my own favorite, black bean and edamame burgers — yum!), we have 10 recipes to get National Burger Day off to a good start!
Burgers with Meat
Sun's out buns out — and we mean hamburger buns! Here are our best recipes for burgers with meat, from a beef-and-bacon blend to an unconventional lamb option, plus tutorials for making burgers on the stovetop or the grill.
- How to Make the Best Burgers on the Stovetop
- How to Grill Really Juicy Burgers
- Beef & Bacon Burger Blend
- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Spiced Lamb Burgers
Who says meat-eaters should have all the fun? We think these burgers are just as good, if not better, than their beefy counterparts.
- Best-Ever Veggie Burgers
- Black Bean Edamame Burgers
- Beef-Free Bean Burger
- Wild Rice Burgers
- Tofu-Hijiki Patties
- Jared's Portabella Mushroom Burger
What's your favorite burger? Do you have any tips for making a really stellar burger — with meat or no?