Labor Day Beef Recipes

Find the yummiest ways to prepare beef for your Labor Day cookouts.

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Soy Garlic Steak

Rating: 4.58 stars
A soy sauce and garlic mixture makes for one tasty flank steak marinade.

Corn Dogs

Rating: 4.57 stars
I made up this recipe many years ago, because I loved the corn dogs you buy at carnivals but could not find a recipe for them. Great served with mustard.

Teriyaki Beef Kabobs

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is a simple, delicious recipe!

Slow Cooker Philly Steak Sandwich Meat

Rating: 4.27 stars
This makes a fantastic meat for Philly steak sandwiches. You can even use lower grade roasts and have this turn out. It also makes its own au jus if you like to dip as I do. To serve, sautee a sliced onion and sliced green pepper in a skillet. Put meat on a sub bun and top with onion and green pepper and Swiss or provolone cheese on top of that. Leave open-faced and broil until the cheese just starts to brown. The top of the bun will brown fast so don't broil that until the cheese has completely melted and just starts to show color.

The Labor Day Burger

Rating: 4.36 stars
Enjoy the end of summer with a burger with kick with The Labor Day Burger, my own creation. The bacon grease acts as a 'glue' and will cook out on the grill, leaving the flavor in the beef. Excellent with grilled portobello caps! Note: this is a flammable burger due to the grease. It requires constant attention when grilling due to flare-ups.

Slow Cooker BBQ Flat Iron Steak Sandwiches

Rating: 4.56 stars
Ridiculously easy sauce and slow cooking make this savory steak sandwich a family favorite. It's also good with sharp Cheddar.

Mijo's Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Rating: 4.43 stars
This makes an incredibly tender shredded beef with a Mexican flair. It takes quite a bit of time to make, but the slow cooker does all the work, and it's well worth the wait. It's great on tortillas, in sandwiches, and even in soup. Go easy on the hot pepper sauce if you don't like spicy food.

Dad's Favorite Detroit-Style Roquefort Burgers

Rating: 4.6 stars
Fifty years ago, my Dad used to have this burger at lunch with his business clients in a nice restaurant in Detroit, Michigan. They all raved about them all the time. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, and chances are it is long gone... but the burger is still YUM!

Best Hamburger Ever

Rating: 4.2 stars
These burgers are the best on the grill in the summertime. Jam-packed with all kinds of stuff, and no tasteless bread crumbs!

Mom's Beef Shish Kabobs

Rating: 4.68 stars
My Mom has cooked this recipe for as long as I remember. Now that I live on my own, I can't wait to go back home over the holidays to have this excellent dish. Mom would probably be upset that I gave it away, but it is so delicious that I think everyone should have a chance to experience it. Technically shish kabobs use lamb, so these should be called beef kabobs, but this is the family recipe and what we call it.

Yeah, I-Lived-in-Texas, Smoked Brisket

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is hands-down the best way I have found to cook a brisket.

Juicy Lucy Burgers

Rating: 4.54 stars
A favorite of Minnesotans! The famous Juicy Lucy! Mmmm. So good. You MUST use American cheese on this to achieve the juiciness in the middle! I like sauteed mushrooms and onions on mine!

Inspiration and Ideas

Juicy Lucy Burgers

"The juiciest burgers I have ever made—and a lot of flavor for such a simple recipe. Got my man card back. Thanks!" – jadesdog06

Grilled Root Beer Beef

Rating: 3.57 stars

Treating lamb to this root beer marinade has historically been a success, so I've been eager to try it with some skewered beef. I originally used 2 tablespoons honey, which was too sweet, so I've adjusted it in the ingredients list and added vinegar as well. This recipe is easy to adapt, and I'm not just talking about the pre-grill soak, but also the glaze we make with the extra marinade. The flavor is reminiscent of bourbon beef.