Hamburger Recipes for National Hamburger Day on July 28th

Posted: July 25, 2022 11:42 am

Unlike most national food holidays, National Hamburger Day happens twice a year. In the summer, you can celebrate on July 28. Good thing, because hamburgers are a food many find delicious. The origins of the burger are hazy, but some sources say that the first ones were debuted on July 28, 1900 at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut. December 21 is more of a day of casual recognition among burger fans across the U.S. a hamburger is generally known as a ground beef patty that has been grilled, pan-fried or barbecued and is served on a bun. Condiments, including ketchup, onions, mustard and relish are popular. If you love hamburgers, and want to acknowledge National Hamburger Day, check out these recipes below!

Take a look at these hamburger recipes as you prepare to celebrate the holiday.

Recipe #1: Best Hamburger Patty Recipe (Grilled or Stovetop)

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A Spicy Perspective shared this recipe for juicy hamburgers that are ready in about a half an hour. This recipe is customizable, so you can make the patties as thick or thin as you would like. Plus, add all of the toppings you desire. Use ground chuck, crushed saltine crackers or panko bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce for deep flavor, egg, milk and seasonings to form patties. Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and whatever spices you like best work here. Cook according to the recipe instructions. If all goes according to plan, flip the burgers just once or twice during cooking.

Recipe #2: Steakhouse Burgers

Once Upon a Chef brings you this recipe for Steakhouse Burgers, which can be replicated at home! Ground beef from the supermarket is mixed with a panade of bread and milk and then seasonings are added. The result tastes like it came straight from a top-class steakhouse. Grab white sandwich bread and cut off the crusts. Then, take milk, kosher salt, garlic cloves, ground black pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, ketchup, lean ground beef and scallions to make the ultimate burger. Then, top everything off with a squishy hamburger roll.

Recipe #3: Smash Burgers

This griddled burger is similar to those one would get at diners. Cook in a cast iron skillet for best results. Use a spoon or a scoop to form each patty. Smash it with a spatula, season it and then flip. Add cheese and then toast buns. Note that this process is fast, so it might be best to get someone to help you! Cheese, sliced tomatoes and condiments top everything off to perfection.

Recipe #4: All American Hamburgers

Diane Hixton shared this recipe for All-American Hamburgers, which are a favorite of her family’s when they camp or eat outdoors. Chopped onion, chili sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, mustard, American or Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese and hamburger buns take ground beef to the next level. Make sure you have plenty of lettuce pieces, tomato slices, chopped onion, bacon strips, ketchup and mustard for topping!

Recipe #5: Cheeseburger Sliders

These juicy hamburgers are baked on a tray, making them easy to make. They are fun and great for entertaining. Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, white onion, butter and sesame seeds to make the patties. Drain the liquid and discard. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Serve on Hawaiian rolls with toppings—we like them with Secret Sauce!

Recipe #6: Vegan Big Mac

We could not make a burger compilation without acknowledging non-meat options. While this burger has the traditional onions, pickles, relish and American cheese, Secret Sauce is where the magic lies. Vegan mayonnaise, sweet dill relish, maple syrup, onion powder, apple cider vinegar, ketchup and salt are mixed together to form the ultimate sweet and salty topping. Use vegan cheese and sesame seeded buns for a fully vegan dish. Accompany your burgers with homemade French fries for a delicious and guilt-free meal.

Recipe #7: JJ Redick’s Mediterranean Beyond Burger

The guard for the Philadelphia 76ers shared this recipe to spice up veggie burgers. Add cherry tomatoes, a sliced veggie burger patty, cucumbers, olives, soft vegan cheese, hummus, tzatziki, dill and arugula in pita bread slices. Serve with a Greek Salad or a mezze platter.

Recipe #8: Pennsylvania Coal Region Barbecue

A staple of the Pennsylvania Coal Region, this blend of sweet and sour makes for a satisfying meal. MollysPitcher, an AllRecipes user, shared this idea, which combines ground beef, chopped onion, white vinegar, brown sugar, prepared yellow mustard, ketchup and salt and pepper to put over hamburger buns. Serve warm and with tater tots. Enjoy!

Recipe #9: Whisky Hamburgers

Splashed with whisky and some Jack Daniels, this hamburger recipe is an acquired taste. Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper give the burgers some additional substance. Topped with grilled onions, such as mushrooms or steak onions. Do you dare serve these with whisky itself?

Recipe #10: Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

This top-rated recipe from Betty Crocker is a favorite with home cooks. Simply pour a mixture of ground beef, chopped onion, salt, cheddar cheese, biscuit mix, mix and eggs into a pie plate. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with a salad to counterbalance the richness of this pie. It can be served plain or with plenty of ketchup.

Recipe #11: Beef and Noodles

The Cozy Cook shares this easy recipe for Beef and Noodles, which is equally delicious for dinner as it is for lunch leftovers. Lightly seasoned beef and egg noodles are topped with a sauce, which is made up of beef broth, bouillon, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, dried thyme, butter, flour, heavy cream, Cream of Mushroom Soup and cheddar for this rich dish which is ideal for a rainy-day meal. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated, too!

Recipe #12: Smiley Face Hamburgers for Kids

Kids will love these hamburgers that are served up with a smile. Use olives, pieces of cheese and ketchup to decorate each patty to form a face. Pickles can also be used for eyes, if your kids happen to not like olives!

We wish you a wonderful National Hamburger Day. Stock up on condiments and up your cookout game on July 28. You will be glad you did!

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