We all love and recognize burgers as the ultimate, crowd-pleasing comfort food, both for their delicious taste and how versatile they are.
Whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or prefer a fish patty, there truly is a burger out there for everyone!
From gourmet-style and takeout style burgers to more original and unique burger and bun combos, keep scrolling for 20 ways to keep your burger night-ins fun and fresh that you’ll be making and loving on repeat with the very best burger recipes.
Do you prefer to keep it classic and simple, or are you a burger experimenter and like to switch it up every while? Let us know!
1. The Ultimate Burger Patty Recipe
We’ve all had a dry burger patty in our time, but there’s no reason you should ever be disappointed in such a way again with this simple hamburger patty recipe.
The secret is…grated butter. The butter helps keep the burger’s inside moist, tender, and really tasty.
2. Homemade Beef Burger
This is a really good replica of a classic takeout burger that we would skip the drive-through for every time!
With just 5 ingredients needed: ground beef, pepper, salt, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, they really are super easy and simple to make.
Our tip here would be to avoid over-mixing your burger mix, as overmixing leads to tough meat.
Oh, and make sure you have a napkin nearby because these are seriously juicy.
3. Best Oven Hamburgers
Cooking burgers individually on the grill, flipping them, and timing them can be a stressful process if you’re cooking for a large group and, let’s face it, the grease splatters all over the stovetop are less than desirable.
This is one of our favorite hamburger meat recipes as it cuts all of that and the additional washing up out for you as the hamburgers are cooked together in the oven.
This also helps to keep them really juicy as they sit and cook in their own fat.
4. Fusion Burgers
If you’re looking for unique burger recipes, this Italian-come-Japanese fusion burger is the recipe for you.
Basil, teriyaki sauce, and parmesan cheese come together to flavor the ground beef here, and although that sounds like a very random combination, we promise they work in perfect harmony!
The teriyaki sauce offers a deliciously savory taste and also helps to caramelize the burger crust.
Will you be trying this one out?
5. Best Veggie Burger
This is the most foolproof, awesome burger recipe that vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores will love.
Vegetarian and vegan burgers often fall apart on the grill, but these cook beautifully and are really hearty.
Made with black beans, fresh parsley, paprika, ground cashews, green onions, and brown rice, the patties themselves are moist but not mushy and absolutely packed with flavor.
For even more protein, you could switch out the brown rice for cooked quinoa!
6. BBQ Meatloaf Burger
What’s more comforting, cozy, and homely than a burger? Meatloaf, of course.
Specifically barbeque meatloaf. This hybrid bbq meatloaf and burger is really smoky, flavorful, and tender.
The secret ingredient here and the thing that completely transforms these burgers into a textural delight is the crispy fried shallot topping.
We do not doubt that if this were entered into a burger competition, it would easily become an award-winning burger recipe in a flash!
7. The Best Turkey Burgers
It can be tricky to make juicy and tender burgers with a lean cut of meat, but this recipe includes the secret to juicy burgers when using a lean protein such as turkey.
What is the secret, you ask? Milk-soaked bread and grated parmesan cheese!
Breadcrumbs are typically added to burger patties, but the soaking of the bread in milk here helps to add to and retain the juiciness of the turkey meat.
8. Coffee Rubbed Homemade Burgers
We know what you’re thinking with this title but hear us out! This is a really awesome recipe.
The dry spiced coffee rub seasoning on these burgers really elevates and enhances the flavor of the meat and really works.
This should really have a nickname for the caffeine burger because the coffee crust the barbeque sauce is also made with coffee and cola.
Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
9. Corned Beef Burgers
This is a really delicious Irish-inspired burger idea and is just as mouth-watering as it sounds.
Save this one for St Patrick’s Day!
Bacon and cheese corned beef burgers are topped with Guinness flavored caramelized onions and a fried egg, and that runny egg yolk really helps bring everything together.
The corned beef is also more affordable than fresh ground beef, so this is great for entertaining on a budget.
10. Greek Burgers
Loaded with fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and salty feta and drizzled with tangy tzatziki sauce, these burgers are really original and a nice option if you fancy something a bit fresher than a traditional cheeseburger.
You could easily swap the tzatziki sauce for hummus as a topping instead here!
We recommend adding some freshly chopped herbs such as parsley and dill to the burger mix to inject even more flavor.
Is there anything else you would add to these burgers?
11. The Ultimate Southern Style Burger
If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate comforting burger, look no further.
What makes it Southern style? Pimento cheese, onion rings, fried green tomatoes, and a tomato jam.
Is your mouth watering yet?
We admit that this isn’t one for the calorie-conscious among us as the fat content is pretty up there and not great for our health regularly, but as a treat, a lot of fried foods in one go good for the soul.
12. Grilled Salmon Burgers
These unassuming salmon patties are flavor bombs as they’re loaded with jalapenos, ginger, green onion, and wasabi mayo.
As well as being a straight-up flavor explosion, they’re also a healthier option and really easy to make.
These are sure to impress anyone but are a really great option if you’re hosting or serving pescatarians as the flavor combinations are unique and ridiculously tasty.
Do you ever make fish burgers, and if so, which is your favorite fish to make patties with?
13. French Onion Soup Inspired Burgers
This really is a gourmet beef patty recipe as it’s inspired by the classic French gourmet dish of onion soup topped with gruyere croutons.
Sticky and sweet caramelized onions top juicy patties and are loaded with gruyere cheese.
If you struggle to get hold of gruyere, any Swiss cheese will do.
The secret ingredients here are the thyme and the splash of brandy in the caramelized onions as they deepen the flavor and enhance the sweetness of the onions.
14. Wisconsin Butter Burger Recipe
This is a ridiculously good burger recipe.
Soaked in butter, these burgers are not for the faint-hearted (otherwise known as the health-conscious), but they are for people who want really juicy and rich burgers.
Famous for its dairy products, it’s no surprise that butter features so heavily in this recipe. It’s used to cook the burgers; it’s spread onto the buns and used to cook the onions, which top the patties.
15. Spicy Chipotle Chicken Burger
Flavored with adobe sauce, chipotle peppers, and chipotle spiked mayo, these burgers are ones for lovers of spice and smoky flavors.
Made in less than 30 minutes, they’re a great midweek dinner idea that will go down with everyone sat around the table.
The smoky flavor of the chipotle peppers really lifts this dish and is topped with lots of freshly squeezed lime juice. They’re a great fresh and healthy burger option.
16. ‘Knock Your Socks Off’ Tailgate Burgers
The title here is a big claim but for a good reason.
They’re the ultimate game-day burger recipe and will have your guests licking their plates (or fingers).
What makes them ‘knock your socks off’ title-worthy? The rich and creamy mushroom sauce and pepper Jack cheese topping.
Flavored with Worcestershire sauce, heavy cream, garlic, onion, and beef broth, this mushroom sauce is so rich, delicious and also helps to keep the patties really juicy.
17. Quesadilla Burger
This easy burger recipe is somewhere between a cheeseburger and a quesadilla.
Crispy flour tortillas are used in place of traditional burger buns, and the burger patties are loaded with corn, jalapenos, avocado, chipotle mayo, and tomatoes.
These are messy to eat, and that’s all part of the fun. They’re fresh, packed with flavor, and a great way of getting loads of veggies into a really comforting and delicious meal.
18. Beef, Beer & Bacon Burgers
The secret ingredient here is the spicy candied bacon, which is crispy, sweet, and smoky and adds a really unique touch to this burger recipe.
The burger patty is spiced with jalapeno peppers, beer, and jalapeno flavored cheese and topped with bacon and chimichurri mayonnaise.
This recipe includes a how-to for homemade chimichurri, but store-bought chimichurri sauces tend to be really great if you want to save time.
19. Greek Turkey Burgers
Served in pitas and loaded with flavorsome toppings like feta, Greek tomato salad, and tzatziki sauce, these burgers are a great healthy but delicious option for the dinner table.
They’re a great one for entertaining, too, as all the toppings can be made before serving.
Our tip here would be to add some of the feta to the turkey patties, as this will inject a lot of flavors and help keep the turkey nice and juicy.
20. Crispy Chicken Burger
This is like a gourmet version of a fried chicken sandwich and is sure to impress any guest.
The chicken is marinated in buttermilk which gives it a lovely, rich flavor and helps to keep the meat really juicy and tender.
If you can, leave the chicken to marinate in the buttermilk overnight for maximum juiciness!
Coated in a blend of spices, the chicken is deep-fried and loaded onto a brioche bun before being topped with a ridiculously flavorsome sweet and tangy slaw.
20 Best Ever Burger Recipes
- 2 sticks (8 ounces) cold unsalted butter
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 6 slices cheese
- Grate the butter using the largest holes on your box grater. So really, more than grated butter, you end up with shards of butter.
- Gently mix the butter and ground beef in a large bowl. Do this as quickly as you can to avoid the butter melting in the warmth of your hands. Once mixed, shape the ground beef into 8 patties (around 4 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick).
- Place the patties onto the baking sheet and season generously with salt on both sides.
- Heat the grill to medium to high heat.
- Cook the patties for around 4 minutes on either side. Place your cheese over the patties while they have around 1 minute left of cooking.
- Serve immediately once cooked and load up with your choice of toppings.