Labor Day weekend is upon us, so fire up the grill for an over-the-top, end-of-summer burger bash. But don't just serve any old burgers. Put the ketchup and mustard aside and celebrate summer's last hurrah with finger-licking, barbecue sauce-slathered burgers. Here, seven killer recipes for BBQ burger lovers.
Inspired by a best-selling dish at Blue Ribbon restaurants in New York City, owners Eric and Bruce Bromberg opened Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken. The menu includes a knockout chicken burger: “We’ll pit our chicken burger against your beef burger any day,” they say.
These succulent burgers were inspired by Carolina pulled pork (shredded slow-cooked pork shoulder). Instead of crisp bits of roasted pork skin, the ground pork gets mixed with browned bacon bits for a smoky flavor. In the tradition of South Carolina, the topping is a honey-mustard sauce.