Next-Level Burgers: Our 50 Best Recipes

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Top your mini burger with salty, tangy blue cheese and crumbled bacon for a perfect weeknight dinner - or serve these as the tastiest of appetizers.

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Baked Falafel Burger

Serve your baked falafel in a fluffy pita bread and top with all your favorite condiments and extras for a healthy, delicious and nutritious burger.

Click here to see this Baked Falafel Burgers recipe.

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The Best Cheeseburger

The trick for these juicy cheeseburgers is to smash the beef patties in a cast-iron skillet and cook over medium heat. This creates a nice crust on the exterior that adds great texture to the burger.

Click here to see this Best Cheeseburger recipe.

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Best Burger Recipe Ever

For a simple-to-make, classic burger, this recipe will always give you the juiciest, most flavor-packed results, with minimum effort or hassle on your part.

Click here to see this Best Burger Recipe Ever recipe.

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True Food Kitchen's Bison Umami Burger

This burger could not be more flavor-packed if it tried. It really is an umami explosion, thanks to the addition of various types of mushrooms, nutritional yeast and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Click here to see this True Food Kitchen's Bison Umami Burger recipe.

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Black Bean Burger

Black bean burgers are often dry and underwhelming, but this spiced, garlicky, cheesy recipe really goes against that stereotype.

Click here to see this Black Bean Burger recipe.

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BLT Burgers With Bacon Mayonnaise

A classic BLT sandwich can easily be transformed into a decadent burger. Adding bacon mayonnaise to the mix simply increases the salty, meaty flavor.

Click here to see this BLT Burger With Bacon Mayonnaise recipe.

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Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger

For a sweet and tangy burger, make sure you top the meat with barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese and crispy bacon.

Click here to see this Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger recipe.

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Brat Burger

Transform your favorite combination of pretzels, cheese sauce and bratwurst into a burger by making your own pretzel buns, burgers and cheese sauce from scratch.

Click here to see this Brat Burger recipe.

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Bulgogi and Kimchi Burger

Kimchi-topped bulgogi beef is a classic Korean dish, and it's just as delicious when transformed into a burger.

Click here to see this Bulgogi and Kimchi Burger recipe.

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Cheddar Cheeseburger With Caramelized Shallots

This burger recipe has a few extra steps, which transform this dish from a basic burger into a decadent treat. The garlicky patties are topped with braised shallots, peppery arugula and a slick of mayonnaise.

Click here to see this Cheddar Cheeseburger With Caramelized Shallots recipe.

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Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Infused Burger

Ground bacon is mixed with ground beef to make a bacon-infused patty that is best when topped with a spicy mustard-horseradish-mayonnaise sauce.

Click here to see this Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Infused Burger recipe.

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Chicken Burger

A chicken burger may sound boring, but this crispy, breaded and pan-fried burger is anything but dull.

Click here to see this Chicken Burger recipe.

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Chorizo Cheddar Burger

This burger requires you to mix the cheddar through the beef and chorizo patty, rather than melt it on top, so that when eating it you come across the most wonderful molten nuggets of cheese.

Click here to see this Chorizo Cheddar Burger recipe.

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Cuban Frita Burger

Why would you want to have to eat your fries alongside your burger when you could have them inside your burger? This extravagant-looking burger is as tasty as your eyes are telling you it is.

Click here to see this Cuban Frita Burger recipe.

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Drunken Aussie Beef Burger

Enjoy your burger like the Australians do this summer, by topping the patty with earthy beets, sweet pineapple and a perfectly fried egg.

Click here to see this Drunken Aussie Beef Burgers recipe.

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Edamame Burger

Vegetarians and vegans alike will be thrilled to have the classic black bean veggie burger swapped for a beautiful, vibrant and tasty edamame burger.

Click here to see this Edamame Burger recipe.

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Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Breakfast Burger

This breakfast burger will cure even the worst of hangovers: Cut a hole out of the patty and drop an egg into the gap while the patty cooks. Serve on a cheese-encrusted bun for the ultimate way to start your lazy Saturday.

Click here to see this Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Breakfast Burger recipe.

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Fake Shack Burger

Recreate the classic Shake Shack burger in your own kitchen: We promise the result will taste just as good as the one from everybody's favorite burger chain.

Click here to see this Fake Shack Burger recipe.

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Feta-Spiked Turkey Burger

Don't let turkey burgers be relegated to the "for the health-obsessed only" category; instead, jazz them up with plenty of salty crumbled feta.

Click here to see this Feta-Spiked Turkey Burgers recipe.

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Game Day Burger

This classic burger is filled with all the traditional ingredients, toppings and condiments, making it perfect for every afternoon spent watching sports this year.

Click here to see this Game Day Burger recipe.

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Goat Cheese Guac Burgers With Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

We're firm believers in the philosophy that you can't pack a burger too full of all your favorite ingredients, which is why we are totally obsessed with this goat cheese, guacamole, cheddar and caramelized onion burger.

Click here to see this Goat Cheese Guac Burgers With Cheddar and Caramelized Onions recipe.

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Gorgonzola-Stuffed Burgers

This recipe offers a slight twist on the Minnesota state classic Juicy Lucy: Stuff the ground beef with salty, pungent Gorgonzola and season it with a slightly spicy sauce for the ultimate homemade hamburgers.

Click here to see this Gorgonzola-Stuffed Burgers recipe.

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Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi and Pesto Burger

Vegetarian burgers don't need to be lackluster. Swap the beef and bacon for layers of pesto, eggplant and halloumi for a healthier, but equally tasty, summer burger.

Click here to see this Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi and Pesto Burgers recipe.

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Grilled Tuna Burgers With Wasabi Slaw

Canned tuna makes a brilliant base to build a burger patty from. Top your grilled fish burgers with a homemade wasabi slaw to add a satisfyingly spicy kick.

Click here to see this Grilled Tuna Burgers With Wasabi Slaw recipe.

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Homage to Island Creek Oysters Burger

Don't miss out on the most decadent of burgers this year: Top the beef and pork patty with delicately fried oysters and tartar sauce for an extravagant cookout treat.

Click here to see this Homage to Island Creek Oysters Burger recipe.

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Italian Caprese Burgers

Top your burger with your favorite Italian summertime salad for the most refreshing, Mediterranean-inspired twist on a classic burger.

Click here to see this Italian Caprese Burgers recipe.

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Italian Sausage Burgers With Garlicky Spinach

Add the taste of Italy to your summer burgers by filling a ciabatta roll with a spiced Italian sausage patty, provolone cheese and sundried tomato pesto.

Click here to see this Italian Sausage Burger With Garlicky Spinach recipe.

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Kefi Lamb Burger

Transform your burger into a Greek delicacy by adding fragrant oregano, parsley and dill to your lamb burgers, and swapping the cheese slices for crumbled feta.

Click here to see this Kefi Lamb Burger recipe.

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Korean Kimchi Burger With Gochujang Aioli

Add some spice to your burger by topping the patty with chopped kimchi, and spreading homemade gochujang aioli all over the buns.

Click here to see this Korean Kimchi Burger With Gochujang Aioli recipe.

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Lobster Burger

If you're craving seafood but don't want to muddle around making lobster tails on the grill, turn your lobster meat and shrimp into simple, tasty, buttery burgers.

Click here to see this Lobster Burger recipe.

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Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Take your two favorite comfort foods, combine them, and you'll end up with a meal that is even better than the sum of its parts.

Click here to see this Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Burger recipe.

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Melty Mozzarella Burger

If you love a classic, red-sauce-covered chicken parm, this is the burger recipe for you. The patty (made with the meat of your choice) is covered with melting mozzarella and marinara sauce for the juiciest and messiest but most satisfying of burgers.

Click here to see this Melty Mozzarella Burger recipe.

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Mushroom and Swiss Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Add a deep-flavored dimension to your classic burgers by stuffing them with Swiss cheese and topping them with sauteed mushrooms and onions.

Click here to see this Mushroom and Swiss Stuffed Burgers recipe.

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Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil

There's no denying that this is an incredibly rich and decadent burger recipe. Mushrooms are braised with garlic and red wine, and are balanced on top of the patty along with arugula, Parmesan, truffle oil, a fried egg and Dijon mustard.

Click here to see this Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil recipe.

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Pastrami Burger

In this recipe, all your favorite Jewish deli ingredients come together to make one wonderfully rich, salty, beefy burger.

Click here to see this Pastrami Burger recipe.

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Pickled Jalapeño Burger

Make your own pickled jalapeños and then use them to top your burger to add that classic pickle taste along with a much-loved warming heat.

Click here to see this Pickled Jalapeño Burger recipe.

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Ramen Burger

A ramen burger is not as challenging to make at home as you would imagine. Instant ramen noodles are cooked into two bundles to replace the bun, sesame and soy sauce are added to the patties, and the burgers are topped with Sriracha and portobello mushrooms.

Click here to see this Ramen Burger recipe.

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Salmon Burger With Guacamole

Fresh herbs, Asian flavors and a citrusy guacamole all transform a simple salmon burger into the most delicious protein-packed meal.

Click here to see this Salmon Burger With Avocado-Lime Guacamole recipe.

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Healthy Shrimp Burger

There's no reason why pescetarians should feel left out when burgers are on the dinner menu. This shrimp burger will tick all the boxes for every hungry person you're feeding at your summer cookout.

Click here to see this Healthy Shrimp Burger recipe.

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Southwest Salsa Burger

If you were to take your burrito and transform it into a burger, the result would not be too dissimilar from this spicy, cheesy burger recipe.

Click here to see this Southwest Salsa Burgers recipe.

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Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato

Give your lamb burgers an extra boost of flavor by combining them with finely chopped herbs, juicy grilled tomatoes and light, fluffy whipped feta.

Click here to see this Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato recipe.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Don't be tempted to use meat substitutes when making vegetarian burgers. Sweet potatoes and black beans make up the patties in the recipe, and the burger is made even tastier as it is topped with avocado, lime and coleslaw.

Click here to see this Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers recipe.

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The Ultimate Sriracha Burger

Give your burgers a spicy, chile-based heat by adding 10 tablespoons of everybody's favorite hot sauce, Sriracha, to the patties.

Click here to see this Ultimate Sriracha Burger recipe.

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Tuscan Burger

This recipe is an Italian twist on an American classic. Minced pork and Italian sausage are added to the beef patties, roasted red peppers are mixed through the mayonnaise, and mozzarella and pancetta are placed on top.

Click here to see this Tuscan Burger recipe.

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Vegan Portobello and Peach Burgers

The idea of a vegan burger may sound underwhelming, but this portobello and peach burger is so substantial, we don't think you'll even notice that the meat is missing.

Click here to see this Vegan Portobello and Peach Burger recipe.

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Vegan Sushi Burger

Hop on board this year's hottest burger trend by making your own sushi burger at home. The bun has been swapped for rice, and the burger is filled with mushrooms, soy, pickled ginger and wasabi.

Click here to see this Vegan Sushi Burger recipe.

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Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Burger

Transform the tastiest of Vietnamese sandwiches into a burger. Use a crunchy baguette as the bun and top the burger with lightly pickled vegetables for a tasty fusion recipe.

Click here to see this Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Burger recipe.

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White Castle Slider

Replicate the famous White Castle slider in your own kitchen, and make sure you're not stingy with the pickles - you really can't use too many in this recipe.

Click here to see this White Castle Slider recipe.

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Wild Rice, Mushroom and Navy Bean Burgers

This vegetarian burger patty is filled with multiple wonderful flavors and textures. Mushrooms, wild rice and navy beans come together to make a substantial and hearty patty that will satisfy even the most stubborn carnivores. Trying to avoid meat all together? Make sure to check out these 15 vegetarian cookout recipes that will make you forget burgers and dogs.

Click here to see Wild Rice, Mushroom and Navy Bean Burgers recipe.

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