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Smoked, Patriotic Burgers on the 4th of July

Check out these summer burger recipes Patch has compiled for your 4th of July grilling pleasure!

Smoked, Patriotic Burgers on the 4th of July


It's that time of year! Make sure your propane tank is full and your refrigerator is loaded with tasty condiments because grilling season is here! 

If you have a mouthwatering 4th of July recipe, share it with us in the comment section below.

Happy grilling!


Patriotic Burgers

Ground beef, red onion, Ranch dressing and Bleu cheese combine to make a nice juicy 4th of July burger. Red. White. Blue. It doesn't get any better!


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 1 oz pkg dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 4 oz crumbled Bleu cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Lightly oil the grate.
  3. Mix the ground beef, onion, Ranch dressing mix, pepper and Bleu cheese in a bowl.
  4. Form into 6 patties.
  5. Grill the burgers until medium (or however you like 'em).

These are great served on toasted onion rolls with a bit more cheese melted on top. If you like a stronger flavor double the Ranch dressing. Enjoy!


Smoked Burger Marinade


1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 drops liquid smoke (Be careful, don't use too much)
3 -5 drops sesame oil
cracked black pepper
yellow mustard


Pour over burgers or steaks and let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour. You can even mix a little into the burger while forming patties. Cook over hardwood charcoal fire. Grill should be hot enough to sear outside quickly.


Here is a more unusual type of burger, but it is sure to please your 4th of July crowd! 

Summer Chicken Burgers are sure to delight guests. Chicken breasts are topped with fresh avocado, caramelized Vidalia onions and provolone cheese. Feel free to marinate chicken before grilling. If you prefer, serve toppings on the side so everyone can build their own chicken burger. Enjoy! 

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