30+ Burger Recipes You Need to Try ASAP

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Mike Garten

When you host a BBQ, you don't just do plain old hamburgers and hot dogs. No, we know you better than that. Here, we have delicious takes on the classic patty, from avocado burgers to blue cheese and bacon. Fire up your grill!

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green chile burger recipe
Mike Garten
Green Chile Cheeseburger

Roasted green chiles, gooey cheddar cheese, and a brioche bun are a genius way to take your burger game to the next level.

Get the recipe for Green Chile Cheeseburger »

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turkey burger recipe
Mike Garten
Turkey Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

This lean, healthy burger with plenty of avocado, lime juice, and sprouts pairs perfectly with some crispy sweet potato fries.

Get the recipe for Turkey Burger with Sweet Potato Fries »

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salmon burger recipe
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Salmon Burgers with Cabbage-Apple Slaw

Move over beef and turkey — salmon burgers (these are infused with curry powder!) are your new summer grill go-to.

Get the recipe for Salmon Burgers with Cabbage-Apple Slaw »

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Beef and Mushroom Burgers Recipe
Mike Garten
Beef and Mushroom Burgers

These half-veggie and half-beefy burgers get an extra dose of meatiness from mushrooms.

Get the recipe for Beef and Mushroom Burgers »

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Deviled Burger - Summer Dinner Recipes
Mike Garten
Deviled Burger

Your burger could use a facelift, which is where these chile sauce and horseradish-spiked patties come in. Bonus points for the pretzel bun.

Get the recipe for Deviled Burgers »

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memorial day recipes
Mike Garten
Mushroom-Quinoa Burger

These veggie burgers are hearty enough for carnivores.

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gingered burger with lime slaw
Kate Mathis
Gingered Burger with Lime Slaw

This burger boasts plenty of Asian flair thanks to ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper. Not in the mood for beef? The recipe works great with chicken or turkey patties, too.

Get the recipe for Gingered Burger with Lime Slaw »

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inside out burgers with avocado and sprouts
Kate Mathis
Inside-Out Burgers with Avocado and Sprouts

Stuffed with melted cheddar and topped with lime-spritzed avocado and cilantro-spiked sprouts, this decadent burger packs zest into every bite. (And lean ground beef keeps it under 500 calories per serving.)

Get the recipe for Inside-Out Burger with Avocado and Sprouts »

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greek chicken burger
Tara Donne
Greek Chicken Burger

This tangy, Greek-inspired recipe dresses up ground chicken with one of our favorite blends — tangy feta and fresh mint. Serve it in a warmed pita pocket for a real feel.

Get the recipe for Greek Chicken Burgers »

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bulgur bean burgers
Monica Buck
Bulgur Bean Burgers

Vegetarians and meat-lovers alike will rave about these hearty Middle Eastern-inspired burgers. The black bean patty is seasoned with allspice, cinnamon, cumin, and mint leaves. Top with a dollop of yogurt for a kick of cool flavor.

Get the recipe for Bulgur Bean Burgers »

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chicken caesar burgers
Frances Janisch
Chicken Caesar Burgers

Turn this classic salad side dish into tonight's main course. This recipe combines all the classic flavors of a Caesar salad – lemon, Parmesan, and anchovy – on a scrumptious focaccia bun.

Get the recipe for Chicken Caesar Burger »

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black bean veggie burger with couscous
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Black Bean Veggie Burger with Couscous

We never met a recipe using refried beans that we didn't like. Add couscous for a simple side dish to balance out hearty burger bites.

Get the recipe for Black Bean Veggie Burger with Couscous »

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blue cheese bacon and balsamic onion burger
Steve Giralt
Blue Cheese, Bacon and Balsamic Onion Burger

This mountainous burger incorporates our three favorite food groups: crispy bacon, melty blue cheese, and caramelized onions.

Get the recipe for Blue Cheese, Bacon and Balsamic Onion Burger »

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Ethan Calabrese
French Onion Soup Burger

All that delicious caramelized onion flavor is now in burger form and topped with melted Swiss cheese.

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Ethan Calabrese
Guacamole Burger

Seriously, everything is better with guac.

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Ethan Calabrese
Steak Frites Burger

Burgers are great. Fries are great. Why not put them together?

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Courtesy of A Dish of Daily Life
Avocado Chicken Burger with Chipotle Mayo

This Tex-Mex inspired burger is packed with flavor. But be careful, that tangy chipotle mayo is seriously addicting.

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Courtesy of The Pike Place Kitchen
Garlic Bacon Avocado Burger

These paleo, Whole30-approved burgers bring together all our favorite things: bacon, beef, garlic, and avocado.

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Courtesy of The Hungry Bluebird
Inside Out Cheeseburger

Putting the cheese on top of your burger is so outdated. Try putting it inside the patty for a crazy-delicious twist.

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Courtesy of Nutmeg Nanny
Thai Chicken Burger

This creative burger is full of fresh herbs, topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw, and tossed with a peanut butter dressing.

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Courtesy of Spicy Southern Kitchen
Chipotle Pork Burger

Ground pork makes for the juiciest patty ever — and canned chipotles in adobo is the secret ingredient you never knew your burgers needed.

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Courtesy of Will Cook for Smiles
Quesadilla Burger

Buns are usually non-negotiable, but we can get down with a couple golden, slightly crispy tortillas, too.

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Courtesy of Simply Delicious
Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Courtesy of Nutmeg Nanny
Chorizo Beef Burger with Crispy Onion Straws

Goodbye, bikini body. We won't miss you.

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spicy cauliflower burger
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum
Spicy Cauliflower Burger

Part veggie burger, part rule breaker. Who said meatless patties had to have beans?

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Courtesy of Honest and Tasty
Homemade Butter Burgers

What's a butter burger? A patty with butter in it, duh. You can thank Wisconsin for this culinary delight.

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Courtesy of How Sweet Eats
Bacon Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Maple Aioli

Let's all agree to make breakfast burgers a thing, okay?

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Courtesy of How Sweet Eats
Bacon Pineapple Burgers

It's like a luau in your mouth.

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Courtesy of Eat Good 4 Life
Thai Fish Burgers

These curry-spiced seafood burgers are made for summertime.

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Cuban Frita Burgers

What makes a burger a Cuban burger? Tons of shoestring fries on top, and sauce. Lots of sauce. Bonus points for chorizo in the patty.

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