Say Goodbye to Summer with a Hello to National Cheeseburger Day

 September 15, 2017

Beef. It's What's For Dinner. Shares Top Cheeseburger Recipes and Toppings Inspiration to Help Families Celebrate One of America's Most Iconic Sandwiches

Summer may be just about over, but you still have time to savor the "hot off the grill" taste of one of America's favorite classic sandwiches – the cheeseburger. If you need inspiration to warm your plate as the days get darker and colder, or recipes that will wow any tailgate gathering, look no further than the Beef. It's What's For Dinner. people for tasty, easy and unique ways to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day Monday, September 18. is a top resource for Americans looking for the best cheeseburger recipes to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with family and friends. Check out these delicious cheeseburger creations for entertaining and meal-time inspiration any time of the year. These are their top five most-searched-for cheeseburger recipes: Lean Mean Cheeseburgers, Cheesy Jalapeno Pepper-Stuffed Burgers, Classic Beef Cheeseburgers, Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers, and Spicy Cheeseburger Sliders.

And if you are looking for interesting and unique ways to top your cheeseburger, check out the Beef 101: Burger Bar video. Perfect for those craving global flavors, the video takes viewers on a "Tour de Burger," curing foodie wanderlust one bite at a time. The video features burger recipes from around the world – from a burger inspired by southern barbeques to a burger fit for the Greek islands to one that borrows flavors from an Italian summer staple, the Caprese salad.

"As Americans' love affair with cheeseburgers continues, there are more customizations and flavors than ever for families to enjoy," said Dave Zino, Executive Chef at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. "As a high-quality protein, a sizzling, juicy cheeseburger is a satisfying meal like no other – perfect for entertaining and experimenting with new flavors."

Americans have long had an obsession with the iconic cheeseburger, averaging three per week (or more than 150 a year). Burgers make up 20 percent of our in-home beef meals and about 70 percent of those burgers end up as cheeseburgers. All told, we're eating 50 billion burgers each year.

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About the Beef Checkoff
The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

About NCBA, a Contractor to the Beef Checkoff
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. The Beef Checkoff Program is administered by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, with oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.