12 Meat-Lovin’ Recipes to Celebrate Labor Day

To me, nothing helps celebrate the end of a long, hot Summer like the application of copious amounts of meat to fire. The smell of burning charcoal is just so synonymous with summertime, and I like the idea of having one final outdoor blaze of glory, before the hammer of winter falls. Here are 12 recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers to help say goodbye to summer the way nature intended: In an avalanche of good old-fashioned, heart disease-inducing, molar-grinding, aggression-inducing, delicious charred meat.

Asian BBQ burgers with Sriracha Mayo from Flavor Mosaic

Beef Stir Fry Kabobs from Chocolate Moosey

French Chicken Burgers with Easy French Fries from Dessert for Two

Whiskey Balsamic Steak from From Valerie’s Kitchen

Truffled Burgers with Bacon, Mushroom, and Cheddar from Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine

The French Baguette and the Un-Massachusetts Roast Beef Sandwich from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Easy Duck Carnitas from Seasonal & Savory

Bacon Wrapped Dates from Kailley’s Kitchen

Apricot Barbecued Chicken from The Healthy Maven

The All-American Classic Bacon Cheeseburger from Neighborfood Blog

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops from The View from Great Island

Black and Blue Flank Steak Salad from Crumb Blog

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Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the taco-centric blog "Eat More Tacos," and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.


  1. I discovered your site from the World Food Championship blog. I loved reading your recap of the event— it was almost like being there! Having participated in the first WFC in 2012, I swore I’d never put myself through it again skipped last year but heading back for more disappointment fun this year and hope to see you guys there!

    Thanks for sharing and you have a new fan! 😉

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