Sure, fireworks are great, but the real star of 4th of July should be what comes off your grill! And nothing says “Independence Day cookout” like the perfect burger. We’re not just talking patties and buns with these delicious burgers. These 4th of July grill stars go above and beyond with cool toppings, vegetarian options and even a seafood surprise or two. And if you can’t pick just one, may we suggest a super-packed toppings bar to get all this grilled-goodness in? Now it’s time to get celebrating. Ready, set… grill!

1. Breakfast Burgers: It’s never too early to fire up the grill. Start your day off the right way with a freshly grilled burger sandwiched inside an English muffin and topped with your favorite breakfast staples: bacon and eggs. This version is slathered in maple syrup-infused aioli. (via How Sweet Eats)

2. Bacon Burgers With Onion Jam: This burger is the perfect balance between sweet and salty with help from crispy bacon and a homemade onion jam. Add a slice of sharp cheddar cheese on top and you’ve got yourself one jammin’ good burger. (via Smells Like Home)

3. Chicken Fajita Burgers: Where’s the beef? Not needed in this grilled chicken sandwich. The patty is held together with melted queso and fajita-style peppers and onions. (via Confections of a Foodie Bride)

4. Western Burgers: If you like things cowboy style, this one’s for you. There’s plenty of tangy flavor in the BBQ mayo, but it’s the fresh and crispy shoestring onion rings that takes this ground beef patty over the top. (via Creme De La Crumb)

5. Hatch Chile Burgers: If you have a taste for the hot stuff, this burger is for you. Not only is it loaded with roasted Hatch chiles (they have the same heat as a poblano pepper), it’s also topped with jalapeño-infused guacamole and homemade spicy Russian dressing. If you’re worried about the heat, creamy Jarlsberg cheese and sweet brioche buns help balance that out. (via The Little Ferraro Kitchen)

6. Prosciutto-Wrapped Burgers: Everyone loves prosciutto-wrapped melon for an appetizer, so why not incorporate it into your main? Wrap a ground beef patty with this deliciously salty Italian ham and top it with a cantaloupe slaw and you can! (via 10th Kitchen)

7. Caprese Burger: With another nod to a classic app, this caprese burger hits all of the salad’s flavor notes that you loved with the season’s freshest ingredients. We’re talking uber ripe tomatoes and a fresh basil pesto. (via Today’s Nest)

8. Grilled Portobello Burgers: Vegetarians need not skip out on the grill. Go meatless with this, er, meaty mushroom cap burger, topped with spinach and vegan cheese. (via Je Suis Alimentageuse)

9. Teriyaki Piña Colada Burger: If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, than you’ll love this tropical twist of a burger. Along with a juicy grilled pineapple, colby jack cheese and crispy bacon, the patty is topped with a creative sweet piña colada mayo. (via Oh, Sweet Basil)

10. Chipotle Turkey Burgers: Go healthy with a ground turkey and pack in the heat with chipotle chili and garlic in the patty. The smokey burger pairs perfectly with sweet and tangy corn slaw on top. (via Ocean View Kitchen)

11. Greek Turkey Burgers: Go Greek with this turkey burger. You’ll love the fresh and crunchy cucumber and red onion topping, with a healthy helping of salty feta cheese. We recommend pairing it with tzatziki. (via Virtually Homemade)

12. Salmon Burger: There’s nothing fishy about this burger! You’ll get plenty of veggies and Omega-3s in the light and flaky salmon patty, and you’ll love the creamy homemade tartar sauce topping it off. (via Will Cook for Smiles)

13. Mexican Chorizo + Shrimp Burger: Go big or go home, right? You might have to unhinge your jaw to bite into this spicy chorizo burger, topped with garlicky shrimp and paprika mayo, but it will be worth it. (via Lady and Pups)

14. Steak Burgers: Why have a patty when you can have the whole steak? Meat lovers will be in paradise after one bite of this version of a burger, made with sirloin steaks instead of ground beef + topped with whiskey-marinated onions. (via Cookies or Biscuits?)

15. Turkey and Brie Burgers: Here’s a burger with a bit of sophistication. Not only is it lightened up by using ground turkey, the patty is also flavored with fresh rosemary and lemon. Then this beautiful burger is topped with farmers market raspberry jam and a hefty chunk of Brie for good measure. (via The Kitchen Prep)

16. Chianti Burgers: Full disclosure — there is no actual booze in these burgers, but they do make the perfect pairing for a nice bottle of Italian wine. That’s because this guy, sandwiched between thick slices of foccaccia bread, has plenty of Italian flair! It comes served with homemade tomato ketchup, caramelized onions and fresh Provolone cheese. (via The Cake Chica)

17. The Paunch Burger: This triple-stacked burger is for the brave and the hungry. And Parks and Recreation fans. Start with a potato bun, then add the following layers to make this beast: garlic-dill aioli, a homemade ground beef patty, three, yes, three types of cheese, stringy fried onions, dill pickles and bacon. Then repeat. (via Sugar Dish Me)

18. Queso Burgers: Hold the dip for the main course! Other than the ingredients for your patties, all you need to make this mouthwatering, cheesy goddess is some Velveeta cheese and diced tomatoes with chiles. Then get to smothering that burger in queso dip! (via Dessert Now, Dinner Later)

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