Fire Up the Grill – Four Memorial Day Recipes

For a Memorial Day celebration that’s sure to start your summer off right, take to the backyard. Make your Memorial Day menu memorable by firing up the grill and preparing these three unique twists on the classic burger, plus a bonus grilled side. 


#1 – Coffee-Crusted Burger with Chipotle Mayo

While you might not think of coffee when you imagine a great, grilled burger, the two become inseparable after you try this Coffee-Crusted Burger with Chipotle Mayo. Because Pure Coffee Extract packs a strong punch in small increments, it’s the perfect way to imbue rich, freshly brewed flavor, without adding too much liquid and changing the burger’s consistency. Add chipotle mayo and red onion on top for a blast of spice, plus alfalfa sprouts for crunch. 

Coffee Crusted Burger
Coffee Crusted Burger

#2 – Smokey Black Bean Burger

If the idea of using coffee in a burger has you fired up, but you’re longing for a vegetarian option, look no further than the Smokey Black Bean Burger. Pull a can of black beans out of your pantry and doctor them up with Pure Coffee Extract to lend a meaty, smoky flavor. With this recipe, you won’t fret if May showers rain on your festivities, because these burgers are easy to bake or fry in a cast-iron pan. If you can’t wait for Memorial Day, why not give these burgers a try tonight? You probably already have all the ingredients on hand. 

Smokey Black Bean Burgers
Smokey Black Bean Burgers

#3 – Aztec Burger

Extra guests showed up unexpectedly to your Memorial Day party and need a rich, flavorful burger that’s easy to whip up? Our Aztec Burger will make your guests ask about your secret ingredient. We’ll leave it up to you to decide if you want to reveal it’s Pure Chocolate Extract, which adds just a hint of bittersweet chocolate flavor to balance the acidity of the ketchup and the spice of the salsa. Serving millennials? Add some sliced avocado on top. 


#4 – Lemony Grilled Potato Salad

Since you’ve got the grill on, it’s the perfect time to make Lemony Grilled Potato Salad. After pre-boiling the potatoes, put them in a grill basket and cook them for 15 minutes until they are crispy on the outside. Toss them with a simple dressing of Pure Lemon Extract, olive oil, salt and pepper and sprinkle green onions and chopped parsley on top. The fresh, citrus flavor makes the dish a lighter alternative to traditional mayo-heavy potato salad. 

Lemony Grilled Potato Salad
Lemony Grilled Potato Salad

Is your mouth watering yet? Try these great grilled recipes this Memorial Day and share how you are incorporating Nielsen-Massey products into your holiday menu with #NielsenMasseyInspires.

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