27 mouth-watering burger recipes

Build a better burger with these delicious ideas for succulent patties, fresh toppings, sauces, and more

Master Recipe: Ultimate Burgers

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Master Recipe: Ultimate Burgers

Tyler Florence's burgers are extra juicy and flavorful because they're made with brisket, but chuck works too (don't use extra-lean meat or the burgers will be dry).

Master Recipe:  Ulitimate Burgers

More:  Get Tyler's ultimate burger toppings

Cherry and Brie Burgers with Rosemary and Grilled Onion

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Cherry and Brie Burgers with Rosemary and Grilled Onion

These are only quarter-pounders, but they look heftier because the meat is mixed with ground dried cherries and a little bulgur. The seasonings and cheese take the cherries in a savory direction, keeping the burgers from being too sweet.

Recipe: Cherry and Brie Burgers with Rosemary and Grilled Onion

New Mexico Green Chile and Frito Burgers

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New Mexico Green Chile and Frito Burgers

Give this Southwest-inspired burger a little kick with some chipotle BBQ mayo and grilled green chiles.

Recipe: New Mexico Green Chile and Frito Burgers

Northwest Crabcake Burgers

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Northwest Crabcake Burgers

Top this luscious crabcake patty with a Portland pickle mayo and fresh herbs for a tangy and satisfying bite.

Recipe: Northwest Crabcake Burgers

Hawaiian Pig-Out Burgers

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Hawaiian Pig-Out Burgers

For a taste of the tropics, top this burger with a combination of sweet and salty spam and pineapple. Finish it with some grilled Maui onion. You can use a grilled Hawaiin sandwich roll for the bun or thick slices from a Hawaiin sweet bread loaf.

Recipe: Hawaiian Pig-Out Burgers

Rockies Lamb Burger with Idaho Russets and Sun Valley Mustard

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Idaho Lamb Burgers

For a tasty twist on a lamb burger, try stacking it with crispy potato chive cakes and Idaho mustard spread. We used Idaho's Lava Lake lamb (lavalakelamb.com) and Lark's Meadow Farms Dulcinea, a Basque-style raw sheep's-milk cheese, also from Idaho (larksmeadowfarms.com).

Recipe: Idaho Lamb Burgers

SoCal Veggie Burgers

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SoCal Veggie Burgers

We used Amy's Kitchen veggie burgers, sold at most grocery stores, for this vegetarian option. Top the patty with edamame hummus and carrot slaw for a tasty combination.

Recipe: SoCal Veggie Burgers

BLT Chicken Burgers

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BLT Chicken Burgers

Jazz up a basic chicken burger with sharp cheddar, parmesan, and garlic ― then top with crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes, and lettuce.

Recipe: BLT Chicken Burgers

 

Lucques Pork Burger

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Lucques Pork Burger

This 5-star recipe features patties made of ground pork, chorizo, bacon, olive oil, shallots, parsley, thyme, and cumin.

Recipe: Lucques Pork Burger

Tofu Burgers

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Tofu Burgers

For an alternative to frozen patties, make your own burgers packed with nuts, mushrooms, and tofu in place of meat.

Recipe:  Tofu Burgers

The Classic Burger

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The Classic Burger

These patties get extra flavor from a meaty mix of onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and egg. Make the patties ahead of time and pack them in a cooler with your favorite accompaniments.

Recipe: The Classic Burger

Grass-fed Burgers with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

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Grass-fed Burgers with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Top grass-fed burger with a sauce of smoked chiles, brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, orange juice concentrate, and garlic. The sauce is also excellent on grilled chicken and ribs.

Recipe: Grass-fed Burgers with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Pistachio, Lamb, and Beef Burgers

Pistachio, Lamb, and Beef Burgers

Arabic spices meet the Persian touch of pistachios in the kefta (skewered ground meat) at Mamnoon in Seattle, where the food combines the owners’ Syrian, Lebanese, and Persian heritage with chef Garrett Melkonian’s Armenian background. We opted for an easier version: burgers.

Recipe: Pistachio, Lamb, and Beef Burgers

Herb Butter Burgers

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Herb Butter Burgers

A buttery mix of minced parsely, thyme, rosemary, and dill sets these ground chuck burgers apart.

Recipes: Herb Butter Burgers

Double Salmon Burgers

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Double Salmon Burgers

Herbed salmon patties are topped with a cucumber relish and served in warm, toasty buns spread with cream cheese.

Recipe:  Double Salmon Burgers

Appetizer meatball sandwiches

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Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

Transform the Italian meatball sandwich: Make it bite-size, and add an olive-caper sauce.

Recipe:  Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

Lamb Burgers with Pea and Mint Relish

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Lamb Burgers with Pea and Mint Relish

These juicy burgers served on crusty bread are a nice alternative to traditional beef burgers. Roasted piquillo peppers or regular roasted red peppers add a sweet, clean flavor.

Recipe: Lamb Burgers

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

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Green Chile Cheeseburgers

The magic ingredients in these burgers are the pasilla chiles, roasted on a gas burner or under a broiler 'til nicely blackened. Melt sliced or grated cheddar cheese on top during the last few minutes of grilling.

Recipes: Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Mediterranean Burgers

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Mediterranean Burgers

Olives, feta, and fresh herbs pack a flavorful punch in these patties. This could become your new summer burger standby. 

Recipe:  Mediterranean Burgers

Portabella Burgers

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Portabella Burgers

Meaty portabella mushrooms make this burger a hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike.

Recipe:  Portabella Burgers

Classic Western Burger

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Classic Western Burgers

Sometimes a burger feels naked without a slice or two of nice, crispy bacon.

Recipe:  Classic Western Burgers

Lamb Burger Pitas with Two-Pepper Chutney

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Lamb Burger Pitas with Two-Pepper Chutney

A quick and spicy pepper sauce jazzes up these lamb-stuffed pita pockets. Serve with a cool cucumber salad and yogurt dressing.

Recipe:  Lamb Burger Pitas with Two-Pepper Chutney 

Korean barbecue burgers

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Korean Kimchi Burgers

Follow the recipe to make your own kimchi, or take a shortcut and use the condiment ready-made from the store. Pair the burgers with a beer with balanced malt and hops like Saigon Export.

Recipe: Korean Kimchi Burgers

Grilled Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

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Grilled Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

Try this recipe for a twist on summer burgers. The addition of shredded zucchini makes the burgers oh-so-juicy and healthy.

Recipe: Grilled Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

The Hatch Burger

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The Hatch Burger

At Umami Burger restaurants in Los Angeles and San Francisco, these juicy, full-flavored, mildly spicy burgers are seasoned with Umami Dust and Umami Master Sauce (order at umami.com/shop). Soy sauce makes a good substitute.

Recipe: The Hatch Burger

Steak Tartare-flavored Burgers

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Steak Tartare-flavored Burgers

These burgers are best simply dressed, with just a bit of ketchup or mayo. Add a few slices of gherkin if you want even more pickle flavor that you get from the capers, chopped gherkins, and shallots inside.

Recipes: Steak Tartare-flavored Burgers

The Perfect Burger

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The Perfect Sunset Burger

Start with the right meat, then follow our 10-step recipe below. You'll be turning out one great burger after another. Prep and cook time: 30 minutes. Plus: See how to grind your own meat and make 5 delicious variations.

Recipes: The Perfect Sunset Burger

Video: Tyler Florence's burger secrets

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Tyler Florence's burger secrets

Cooking school: Join us in the Sunset gardens as Food Network star Tyler Florence shows how to make the perfect burger.

Watch: Grill the perfect burger

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