Grill Time: The 15 Best Burger Recipes Ever

Dec 4, 2019

Category: Food

While the word itself may derive from Germany’s second largest city, it doesn’t get much more American than the hamburger. A food group of its own here in the states, burgers are served all throughout the nation, and the only thing better than picking one up at your favorite local establishment is grilling one up yourself. Whether it’s celebrating a summer holiday, the big game, or really any excuse to fire up the grill, there’s nothing like cooking up some patties for family and friends. Most burgers are served up with beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and maybe some condiments, but if you’re the experimental type (and we are imagine you are), you’ll definitely want to try one of the drool-worthy burger recipes below (or might we suggest you try all of them). We’ve spent countless hours of our time trying some of the best reviewed, and off the radar burger recipes on the web, and have put together a list of our favorites. Keep in mind that quality ingredients are the real key to grilling the perfect burger. Simply put, don’t skimp when you’re picking out the meat, toppings, and buns. So without further ado, we present our list of the 15 best burger recipes – in no particular order.

French Fry Bourbon Burger

1. French Fry Bourbon Burger

Nothing complements a burger quite like some french fries, so let’s kill 2 birds with one stone by tossing them right into the burger itself. Finished off with melted cheese, and bourbon sauce, this is real man food right here. [Recipe]

Jalapeno POP Burger

2. Jalapeno POP Burger

If you like your burger spicy, this it the burger for you. Created as the perfect Father’s Day burger, this recipe calls for a full pound of ground beef, and has been topped off with lettuce, tomato, jalapeno jack cheese, chopped onion, chopped jalapeno, cumin, garlic powder, and the holy grail – bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. [Recipe]

Ultimate Sriracha Burge

3. Ultimate Sriracha Burger

The hot sauce of the gods has made its way to this burger recipe. This recipe is adapted from the official Sriracha Cookbook, and includes soy sauce, bacon, caramelized sweet onions, arugula, tomatoes, and the heavenly rooster sauce. [Recipe]

Ron Swanson Turkey Burger

4. Ron Swanson Turkey Burger

When asked if he had ever had the pleasure of enjoying a turkey burger, Ron Swanson responded with, “Is that a fried turkey leg inside a grilled hamburger? If so, yes. Delicious.” And, boy was he right. This recipe calls for just that, tossing a fried turkey leg right into a pot of ground beef, throwing it in the oven, and then finishing it off on the grill. The end product is a five pound patty that’s ready to be devoured. [Recipe]

Big Barbecue Burger

5. Big Barbecue Burger

Barbecue burgers are always our go-to when he hit up our favorite burger joints. We’ve tried literally hundreds of different barbecue burgers, so needless to say, we were a bit critical before giving homemade options a shot. This 1/3 pound burger recipe delivered in flying colors. Not to mention it includes another one of our personal favorites – avocado. The french fried onions and bacon add the perfect amount of crunchy to the mix. [Recipe]

The Krispy Kreme Donut Burger

6. The Krispy Kreme Donut Burger

Admittedly, we are pretty obsessed with donuts in general, so we already knew that swapping out a pair of buns for a glazed, melt in your mouth Krispy Kreme donut was a recipe for success. If you’re looking to raise your cholesterol, this is the winning ticket right here. Just make sure you don’t forget the bacon, and the rest of the recipe is pretty much the basics. [Recipe]

Epic Crispy Quiona Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

7. Epic Crispy Quiona Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

Let us start off by saying this – we love meat. We are absolutely meat and potatoes guys to the core, but after giving this burger a try, we have to admit – it was absolutely fantastic. There is a whole lot going on between those 2 buns including the quinoa, sweet potato fries, beer caramelized onions (try it with the pumpkin beer, you won’t regret it), eggs, and a whole lot more. [Recipe]

Eggs Benedict Burger

8. Eggs Benedict Burger

Who says you can’t have a burger for breakfast? This breakfast concoction calls for beef, a poached egg, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, and a whole lot more, all messily stacked between two slices of delicious English muffins. [Recipe]

Grilled Beef and Mushroom Burger

9. Grilled Beef and Mushroom Burger

Mushrooms are one of the greatest burger toppings available, and this recipe capitalizes on them perfectly. Make sure you pick up some fresh shitake mushrooms, because as we mentioned in the beginning of this article, quality ingredients make all the difference. Fresh shitake mushrooms are much more flavorful than regular button mushrooms, and will give you a much tastier burger in the end. [Recipe]

Almost-Famous Animal-Style Burger

10. Almost-Famous Animal-Style Burger

As southern California natives ourselves, we know all too well the awesomeness that is the Animal Style Double-Double burger from In-N-Out. So let us preface this recipe with this, you will not be duplicating the same one you can get from the west coast fast food chain, but you will have something close – and it does taste great. For those of you that don’t have an In-N-Out in your vicinity, this could be the next best thing. [Recipe]

Bison Burger

11. Bison Burger

They may have got it wrong when they called it a “Buffalo Burger,” (Buffalo live in Asia and Africa, Bison live here in North America), but they certainly hit a home run with the recipe. So after you get yourself some quality bison meat from the local market, onions, some fresh sage, along with some smoky barbecue sauce, head back to the crib to grill up one of the best bison burgers around. [Recipe]

Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burger with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple 1

12. Hawaiian BBQ Salmon Burger with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple

If that title alone doesn’t get your mouth watering, you might want to check your pulse. In additoin to the juicy slice of pineapple, this recipe also calls for your favorite BBQ sauce, cilantro, cayenne, Panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, jalapenos, swiss cheese, and a slice of avocado, all mashed between two slices of King Hawaiian hamburger buns. [Recipe]

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Burgers

13. Jalapeno Popper Turkey Burgers

We couldn’t make a list of the best burger recipes, and only include one with jalapeno poppers? No way! Opting for a turkey patty (lean ground turkey at that), this one won’t be so hard on the arteries. After mixing the jalapenos in a bowl with shredded mozzarella, cilantro, cream cheese, and ground turkey, all you have to do is toss these things into the oven for about 10 minutes. Top it off with some Sriracha hot sauce, and you’ve got yourself one amazing burger. [Recipe]

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

14. Mac and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has been one our favorite foods since our childhood, and the love affair doesn’t seem to be fading as we continue to grow older. That being said, as soon as we found a burger recipe that included the comfort food we all know and love, we knew it was going to be a winner. The end product is a tasty beef burger stuffed with a handful of creamy macaroni and cheese. This is one we will be making over and over again this summer. [Recipe]

Nacho Burger

15. Nacho Burger

We couldn’t think of a better way to finish off this comprehensive list than a messy burger creation inspired by our favorite sports stadium snack – nachos. This particular recipe has received rave reviews from others online, and for good reason. It’s just that good. The recipe is a carefully constructed burger that has been topped with nachos. Salsa, cilantro, tomatoes, cheese sauce, it’s all there. This is one that you’re going to need to bring extra napkins to the table with as it can get real messy before you know it. The sticky fingers are a small price to pay for one of the greatest tasting burgers we’ve ever had though. [Recipe]

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