Red, White & Blue Burgers #SundaySupper #LaborDay

Red White and Blue Burgers for Labor Day

Happy Labor Day (a day early)! We’ve got some AMAZING recipes for you to try out tomorrow on your family, friends, neighbors and whoever else you plan to feed. We all know it’s historically known for it’s great food, grilling and pool parties. As I am writing this it’s 100 degrees on the nose outside, so anything with water sounds AMAZING!

What is Labor Day?

As a child, labor day was nothing more than the signaling end of summer. And I hate it. I didn’t understand the holiday at all, and it was just an excuse to BBQ food and hang out at the pool, which was great but then I thought, but it’s the end of summer. As a teenager, I began to respect the holiday a little bit ore when I got the day off work, or the day off school. I no longer saw it as the end of summer (though it still is) but more as a break from everyday life.

But what is it really?

It is a day to celebrate and pay homage to all working men and women. Even those of us that work from home count in the day’s tribute. This year mark’s the national holiday’s 119th celebration in the United States and Canada since it became a Federal holiday. Pretty cool!

However, Labor Unions have been celebrating 11 years longer than it’s been a national holiday.  The first labor day parade occurred on September 5, 1882 in New York City. The unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between 4th of July (Independence Day) and Thanksgiving.

And while all of that is quite interesting and I feel like every American should understand the holiday and why we celebrate it, I also know the day is about good food.

And these burgers… they’re Ah.May.Zing!

And to cut the heat back a little, you can use ranch dressing or go with some blue cheese dressing to compliment the blue cheese that’s already packed inside the burgers.

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Red, White & Blue Burgers #SundaySupper #LaborDay
 
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These stuffed burgers are tangy with a bit of spice and are perfect for any event.
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • Salt, pepper and seasonings
  • ½ cup Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 Mozzarella Cheese Slices
  • Extra Blue Cheese for the top of the burgers, if desired
  • Extra Rotel for top of burgers, if desired
  • Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing
  • Hamburger Buns
Instructions
  1. Season the hamburger meat as desired. I used salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Mix it all together and then separate the meat into 6-8 balls (Depending on how many you need).
  2. Take each ball of meat and push your thumb down into the middle. Fill the hole with a tablespoon of rotel and a tablespoon of blue cheese. Cover the meat over the top and gently pat the meat into a patty. Repeat with all of the burgers.
  3. Grill as desired. It was too hot the day we made these to want to heat up the grill, so I used our griddle. Just cook them anyway you wish until they are done. About 2 minutes before you’re ready to remove from grill, top each patty with a slice of mozarella cheese.
  4. To serve, place a hamburger patty on each bun, top with more rotel, drizzle some blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing and then top with some more blue cheese crumbles.

Red White and Blue Burgers for Labor DayRed White and Blue Burgers for Labor Day

They were just SO good and will be made again VERY soon at our house.

Now, go check out the other recipes in today’s lineup!

Refreshing Drinks

Amazing Appetizers and Sides

Enviously Good Entreés

Delicious Desserts

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  1. says

    I’m so glad to have found your blog through #SS! I am all over these blue-cheese smothered burgers! YUM! I think I’m following you now on all of the ways that you offer so I never miss a beat (I mean, post)!

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