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.

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions

Adventures in Cooking

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.

Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Southwestern Slaw

Lemons and Anchovies

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).

Taco Burgers

Taste and Tell

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.

Chicken Caesar Burger

Iowa Girl Eats

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

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Canyon Creek Burger

Iowa Girl Eats

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.

Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Smells Like Home

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.

Gorgonzola Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cherry Relish

Love and Olive Oil

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.

Turkey Burger with a Twist

Spinach Tiger, Angela Roberts

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.)

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Barbequed Maple Balsamic Burger with Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Adventures in Cooking

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.

Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale

Queen of Quinoa

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.

Mushroom-Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Taste of Home

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.

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Paul Bunyan Burgers

Taste of Home

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.

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

Oh My Veggies

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.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Cookie and Kale

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.

Raw Yam Burgers and Daikon Fries with Ketchup

This Rawsome Vegan Life

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.

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Beet Burger with Chipotle Cashew Hummus

Holy Cow Vegan

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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