Fire up the grill! Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means burgers. And grilling. And yum. To kick off hamburger season, we’ve rounded up a collection of 7 sensational, mouthwatering burger recipes. There’s something for everyone: griller or broiler, carnivore or vegetarian. Sizzle on.

Let’s start big and bold: Blue Cheese Burger with Bacon Onion Marmalade from Serving Seconds (above). I honestly don’t know what to say about this burger except that it must get in my belly. Now.


Green Chile Cheeseburger / Cool Mom Picks

I’ve been looking for a great Tex-Mex inspired burger recipe for a while. Mission accomplished! Introducing the Green Chile Cheeseburger from Saveur, a twist on a recipe from a well-known chef out of Santa Fe. Trust me, this burger has mad Tex-Mex street cred. If you’re craving chiles and guac…this one’s for you.

Burger with Onion Dip and Potato Chips / Cool Mom Picks

I love the concept of this Burger with Onion Dip and Potato Chips from Real Simple. It’s a summer BBQ trifecta, all in one bite. Plus, the kids are less likely to steal your chips when you’re not looking.


Sliders with Beer Glazed Onion and Brie / Cool Mom Picks

If you’re a beer connosseur, these Sliders with Beer Glazed Onions and Brie from Confections of a Foodie Bride may tickle your fancy. For more options, check out this food blogger’s entire National Burger Month archive. It’s a burger recipe windfall.


Cranberry and Brie Burger / Cool Mom Picks

When I first saw the Brie and Cranberry Burger from Sprouted Kitchen, I was curious (albeit in a very good way). What do you say we make it with turkey or beef for an exciting Memorial Day side-by-side cook-off?


Thai Turkey Burger / Cool Mom Picks

I’m also digging this Thai Turkey Burger from How Sweet It Is. Jessica uses juicy turkey as the perfect vehicle for her sweet and tangy Thai sauce. Sold!


Spicy Black Bean Burgers / Cool Mom Picks

Hankering for a healthy meatless burger? Do me a favor and back away from the frozen food aisle. Nothing you can get there will come even close to these Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Spoon Fork Bacon. As a once-longtime vegetarian, I still can’t get enough of fresh black-bean burgers, and I bet you’ll be amazed by the heavenly heft of these. Yum.