17 Amazing Burger Recipes

From classic ground chuck to vegan patties, let's be frank about burgers: What's not to love? We rounded up the best burger recipes from some of our favorite food blogs.

Compiled by Perri O. Blumberg
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    Adventures in Cooking

    Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions

    Warning! The Better Burger Bureau confirms claims that this loaded burger recipe from blog Adventures in Cooking may very well launch you into a crumbled bleu-cheese and caramelized onion-infused dream.

    Lemons and Anchovies

    Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Southwestern Slaw

    These turkey burgers from blog Lemons and Anchovies pack some heat, even dressed with a unique, peppery slaw recipe (that may become your summertime staple).

    Taste and Tell

    Taco Burgers

    You'll be the taco of the town with these burgers from Taste and Tell, which are spiked with taco seasoning and studded with crushed tortilla chips. Finish up with taco fixins: melted jack, salsa, sour cream.

    Iowa Girl Eats

    Chicken Caesar Burger

    Wedge that salad between a bun like they do on blog Iowa Girl Eats with a ground chicken burger, parm, and Caesar dressing.

    Iowa Girl Eats

    Canyon Creek Burger

    Like breakfast, but better: This formidable burger recipe from blog Iowa Girl Eats stacks bacon, egg, fried jalapeños on a cheesy, beefy patty and then tops it off with a slick of blackberry jam or grape jelly.

    Smells Like Home

    Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

    Fowl play! This chicken burger from blog Smells Like Home oozes with jalapeño, cilantro, cheddar cheese, and lime juice, and then gets topped with even more of the sharp stuff and ranch dressing to taste.

    Love and Olive Oil

    Gorgonzola Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cherry Relish

    Love and Olive Oil tops a seasoned ground lamb burger with a generous smear of impressive-sounding but easy pickled-cherry relish recipe. Top with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt to cool things off.

    Spinach Tiger, Angela Roberts

    Turkey Burger with a Twist

    Blogger Spinach Tiger invents a zesty burger recipe with dark-meat turkey, fresh spinach, Worcestershire sauce, and an unlikely pop of flavor from chopped, dried plums. (Figs, cranberries, or raisins would work, too.)

    Adventures in Cooking

    Barbequed Maple Balsamic Burger with Sharp Cheddar Cheese

    Holy smoke! On the blog Adventures in Cooking, these burgers get a rich, woodsy flavor after being cooked with hickory smoking chips. Soft pretzel buns make this a grand slam.

    Queen of Quinoa

    Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

    Protein-rich burgers from blog Queen of Quinoa are blanketed by smashed avocado, ripe tomato slices, and a heaping layer of garlicky kale. Omit the cilantro and swap lettuce for kale if you're not a fan.

    Taste of Home

    Mushroom-Stuffed Cheeseburgers

    This recipe from Taste of Home is a true keeper: a melty mixture of sautéed mushrooms, peppers, bacon, and provolone tucked inside grilled patties.


    Spicy Black Bean Burger

    Beany, baby: A meatless burger recipe from the blog Spoon Fork Bacon mixes black beans, summer-fresh corn, and plenty of spices (curry powder, cumin, cayenne pepper) for a thick, savory burger with a kick. Trimmings sound good too, with a whole-wheat bun layered with sprouts, avocado, and tomato.

    Taste of Home

    Paul Bunyan Burgers

    For goodness steak! It's hard to resist these loaded burgers from Taste of Home, stuffed with American cheese, mushrooms, onion, and bacon and with a kick of horseradish and Worcestershire sauce.

    Oh My Veggies

    Teriyaki-Glazed Brown Rice & Edamame Burgers with Grilled Pineapple & Crispy Green Onions

    To beef or not to beef? If you're going meatless, these Asian-inspired burgers from blog Oh My Veggies combine edamame with brown rice and stack up with thick slices of grilled pineapple, vinegar-y slaw, and crunchy grilled green onions.

    Cookie and Kale

    Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers

    Mighty meaty: Smoky spices give a chargrilled flavor in these veggie burgers from blog Cookie and Kate, a taste typically found only in a grilled-beef burger. Note: The no-egg recipe is also vegan and gluten-free.

    This Rawsome Vegan Life

    Raw Yam Burgers and Daikon Fries with Ketchup

    Burger, she wrote: Blogger This Rawsome Vegan Life developed a raw, vegan burger recipe with superstar foods like yams, red bell pepper, garlic, ground flaxseed, mushrooms, and nutritional yeast. Homemade ketchup comes together in a snap by quickly blending tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, dates, salt, and lemon juice.

    Holy Cow Vegan

    Beet Burger with Chipotle Cashew Hummus

    Blog Holy Cow Vegan sandwiches juicy slices of roasted beet "burgers" between layers of caramelized onions, spicy chickpea spread, and a crisp bed of greens.


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