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People Love Burgers – On National Hamburger Day Or Any Grilling Holiday

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Americans are kicking off the official start of grilling season this Memorial Day weekend. They are firing up their grills in celebration of National Hamburger Day on Sunday, the 28th. We can all share the fun with recently released, “hot off the grill” burger recipes from the Beef Checkoff.

ranch burger

The Ranch Burger

So Many Burger Options

With so many culinary twists on the classic, burgers have taken on countless shapes, sizes and toppings over the years since the original burger began its rise to stardom.

An authority on beef, the continues to be one Americans’ top sources for top burger ideas. To further inspire grillers on National Hamburger Day, the Beef Checkoff revealed its top ten most-searched-for burger recipes, with Lean Mean Cheeseburger, Ranch Burgers, Caribbean Beef Burgers with Mango Salsa, Cheesy Jalapeno Pepper-Stuffed Burgers, Carolina Barbecue Burgers, Classic Beef Cheeseburgers, Maple-Bacon Beer Burger, Barbecue Chipotle Burgers, Thai Burger and Zesty BBQ Cheeseburgers taking top billings.

caribbean beef burger

The Caribbean flavor inspired beef burger

Burger How To

The Beef Checkoff is also rolling out its new Beef 101: Burger Bar video. Perfect for those hosting at home but craving global flavors, the video takes viewers on a “Tour de Burger,” one bite at a time. The video features burger recipes from around the world. Including burgers inspired by southern BBQ & burgers that borrow flavors from the Greek islands and Italy’s Caprese salad.


These recipes can be prepared outdoors on your favorite grill or indoors using a cast iron grill pan like ones from Le Creuset.

Burger History

The origin of the term ‘burger’ dates back to the 1880s in Hamburg, Germany. The locals ground up beef steak and formed it into patties they called a “Hamburg Steak.”

German immigrants brought Hamburg Steak to the United States where Americans placed it between two pieces of bread to form the first hamburger. Though the exact origin of the hamburger continues to be debated, one thing is certain: the first burger was indeed beef. To this day, the hamburger continues to be an American all-time favorite.

For cooking tips, information and more creative takes on Americans’ beloved burger, visit

Happy Grilling Everyone!

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. The Beef Checkoff Program is administered by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, with oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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