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25 Memorial Day Sandwiches and Sliders You’ll Flip For

Summer starts with a Memorial Day cookout. Make yours first-class with these sizzlin' sandwiches, sausages, burgers and sliders.

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Cola BurgersTaste of Home

Cola Burgers


A friend who’s an excellent cook shared this hamburger recipe with me, and it has since become a family favorite. The unusual combination of cola and French salad dressing added to the ground beef gives it fabulous flavor. The mixture is also used as a basting sauce on the moist burgers. —Melva Baumer, Millmont, Pennsylvania

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Sliders with Spicy Berry SauceTaste of Home

Sliders with Spicy Berry Sauce

For patriotic food, you can’t beat a burger. My sliders have red tomatoes, white cheddar and blueberry sauce. For extra pop, I mix in ginger beer and chipotle. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken SandwichesTaste of Home

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Sandwiches

You can use any type of bread or roll for this sandwich. We like the ciabatta, but I have used other breads and rolls, whatever I might have handy. You can also pan fry the chicken if you can’t get to a grill.—Debbie Speckmeyer, Lakewood, California

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BBQ BratsTaste of Home

BBQ Brats

In Wisconsin, brats are a food group! We are always looking for new ways to cook them. This recipe is easy and a hit at any tailgate party or cookout, any time of year. —Jessica Abnet, DePere, Wisconsin

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Gruyere and Egg BurgersTaste of Home

Gruyere and Egg Burgers

These burgers were a huge hit with our friends during football season. Regular mayo can easily be substituted for the garlic aioli if desired. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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Buffalo Beef BurgersTaste of Home

Buffalo Beef Burgers

This tangy, amped-up burger puts a new twist on Buffalo wings. -Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California

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Mushroom-Stuffed CheeseburgersTaste of Home

Mushroom-Stuffed Cheeseburgers

No need to call my family twice when these burgers are on the menu. Get ahead of the game and stuff them ahead of time, then grill later. — Joyce Guth, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

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Sloppy Joe DogsTaste of Home

Sloppy Joe Dogs

There are so many different ways to top a hot dog, but this tasty sloppy joe version beats them —Kimberly Wallace, Dennison, Ohio

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Grilled Bean BurgersTaste of Home

Grilled Bean Burgers

These juicy veggie patties have major flavor with cumin, garlic and a little chili powder. They hold their own against any veggie burger you‘d buy at the supermarket. —Marguerite Shaeffer, Sewell, New Jersey

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Grilled Italian SandwichesTaste of Home

Grilled Italian Sandwiches

I made this for a family gathering, and everyone raved about it. It’s a fun recipe to grill for a crowd and can be adjusted according to everyone’s favorite sandwich fillings. —Tammy Kriz, Marshall, Minnesota

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King BurgersTaste of Home

King Burgers

My husband is a grill master, and we like to make up recipes together. The sauce for this juicy burger tastes even better when it's been refrigerated overnight. —Mary Potter, Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Sausage and Pepper SandwichesTaste of Home

Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

Pick a dark, malty lager for simmering the sausages. Grill ’em, split ’em and load ’em on toasted buns with garlicky peppers and onions. —Jeanne Horn, Duluth, Minnesota

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Loaded Turkey SlidersTaste of Home

Loaded Turkey Sliders

What these sliders lack in size they make up for in flavor! They're great for little hands and you can customize the toppings to suit kids' tastes. Serve them as an appetizer or as a main dish along with sweet potato fries and fresh fruit. —Kathy DeRousie, Port Angeles, Washington

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Bacon and Date Goat Cheese BurgersTaste of Home

Bacon and Date Goat Cheese Burgers

This burger is a rich and decadent combination of sweet and savory in every bite. If you can't find maple bacon in your local store, you can add 1-1/2 tablespoons maple syrup to the spinach-goat cheese mixture in the food processor and use regular bacon. —Sharon Michelle Anglin, Livingston, Montana

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Best Italian Sausage SandwichesTaste of Home

Best Italian Sausage Sandwiches

While the rich tomato sauce simmers away in the slow cooker, the afternoon is all yours. Before game time, just grill the Italian sausages and these saucy sandwiches are ready to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Avocado Gyro BurgersTaste of Home

Avocado Gyro Burgers

This is the best burger I have ever created. The moist, seasoned burger with Greek-style cucumber sauce makes it seem like you're eating a gyro.—Aki Washington, Chicago, Illinois

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Black Bean Chip & Dip BurgersTaste of Home

Black Bean Chip & Dip Burgers

I finally invented a healthy quinoa burger that wasn't dry and crumbly or really boring. These fit the bill—even my grandkids prefer them over hamburgers. They taste like chips and dip in a burger! —KT Rehrig, Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Burgers with Spicy Dill SalsaTaste of Home

Burgers with Spicy Dill Salsa

When I make burgers or hot dogs for boating or barbecues, I do a topping that tastes like relish meets salsa. Pile it on any griller you like. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California

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Barbecued BurgersTaste of Home

Barbecued Burgers

I can't take all the credit for these winning burgers. My husband's uncle passed down the special barbecue sauce recipe. We love it on everything...it was only natural to try it on, and in, burgers. Add cheese and bacon to take them over the top. —Rhoda Troyer, Glenford, Ohio

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Grilled Ground Turkey BurgersTaste of Home

Grilled Ground Turkey Burgers

These juicy, tender patties on whole wheat buns make a wholesome, satisfying sandwich. We especially like to grill this turkey burger recipe, but you could also pan-fry them. —Sherry Hulsman, Elkton, Florida

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Feta Mushroom BurgersTaste of Home

Feta Mushroom Burgers

My son-in-law gave me this recipe and I tweaked it to make it healthier. The burgers are so quick to whip up on the grill on busy nights. —Dolores Block, Frankenmuth, Michigan

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Southwestern Backyard BurgersTaste of Home

Southwestern Backyard Burgers

Whether you're in the stadium parking lot or on your patio, these Southwestern-style burgers are great on the grill. Sometimes I make six patties rather than eight because I like my burgers bigger and better! —Robert Hodges, San Diego, California

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Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato MayonnaiseTaste of Home

Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise

I often end up with a bumper crop of basil—here's a favorite way to use some of it. These burgers feature great Italian flavor. The gooey, cheesy centers and scrumptious topping are irresistible. —Virginia Kochis, Springfield, Virginia

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Barbecue SlidersTaste of Home

Barbecue Sliders

When company dropped in by surprise, all I had was sausage and ground beef defrosted. We combined the two for juicy burgers on the grill. —BJ Larsen, Erie, Colorado

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Scrum-Delicious BurgersTaste of Home

Scrum-Delicious Burgers

I'm not sure where this recipe originated, but it's one of my family's summertime favorites. I usually serve these juicy mushroom burgers when we have company. The guests rave about the flavorful cheesy topping. It's fun to serve a burger that's a little more special. —Wendy Sommers, West Chicago, Illinois

Annamarie Higley
Annamarie Higley is an Associate Print Editor for Taste of Home magazine, as well as the brand's special issue publications. A midwestern transplant originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, trivia-ing, and—you guessed it!—all things cooking and baking.

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