30 Crowd-Pleasing Burger Recipes

Take burgers from ho-hum to extraordinary with these easy-to-make relishes, adds-ons, and marinades.


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Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with Red Onion & Spinach

    This juicy burger oozes with melted blue cheese. Serve it with a fresh side salad of chopped tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice, olive oil, and a little thyme.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   28 mins 
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Apple Bacon Burger

    Banish boring burgers! This one features a combination of Italian sausage and ground beef, sliced green apple, and crisp bacon.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Casablanca Burgers

    For a Moroccan twist on burgers, fold apricots, pine nuts, cilantro, and spices into ground beef, and then serve with spiced ketchup after grilling.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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House-Made Burger with Pimiento Cheese

    For an extra treat, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel stuffs each of her steak burgers with a spoonful of cold pimiento cheese before grilling.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   10 mins 
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West Coast Burger with Roasted Pepper Spread

    A mouthwatering blend of sweet peppers, almonds, brown sugar, and garlic create a delicious sauce for cookout king Jamie Purviance's burger.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   33 mins 
Stand   10 mins 
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Jerk Burgers with Mango Salsa

    A fresh fruit salsa tempers the heat in this crowd-pleasing burger recipe, ready in less than 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   10 mins 
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Grilled Poblano Chile Burgers

    Ground beef is combined with a flavorful mixture of seasonings and veggies before grilling for a burger that's hard to beat.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Roast   20 mins  425° 
Grill   14 mins 
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Grilled Herb Burgers

    This tantalizing burger recipe combines ground beef and turkey with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Double-Beef Burgers

    Two kinds of beef, spicy horseradish mustard, and delectable grilled onions makes this hearty burger flavorful and delicious.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Feta-Stuffed Pita Burgers

    This lamb-and-beef burger features tangy cheese, peppery arugula, and a hint of spice.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   18 mins 
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Old-World Burgers

    Explore old-world flavors by using veal instead of beef and rye instead of white bread.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Red River Burgers

    These juicy burgers get a fiery kick from serrano and chipotle chili peppers. Green tomato slices and crisp red onion add a refreshing twist.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Smoky Double Cheeseburger

    Smoked cheddar, green onion, and Worcestershire sauce -- combined with ground beef before grilling -- take these cheeseburgers to the next level. Top with a fruit chutney and peppery arugula.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   15 mins 
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Chimichurri Burgers with Grilled Plantains

    Chimichurri, a thick, six-ingredient herb sauce, gives these burgers a burst of flavor. Simple-to-make grilled plantains (similar to bananas) make a unique side dish.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 burgers
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   18 mins 
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Burger with the Garden

    Garden-fresh squash, crisp lettuce, and creamy blue cheese make the perfect topper for hot-off-the-grill burgers. Seasoned oil and vinegar dressing make all the different flavors pop.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Surf and Turf Burgers with Spicy Caramelized Onion

    For a fresh twist on beef burgers, add ground shrimp, dill, sea salt, and pepper to the beef before grilling. An easy-to-make spicy caramelized mayo adds the perfect finishing touch.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 burgers
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  1 hr 
Grill   18 mins 
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Bunless Burgers

    A mixture of grilled red sweet pepper and Parmesan cheese fills these hearty burgers made from ground beef and sausage.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   18 mins 
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Grilled Porcini Mushroom Burgers

    These mushroom-stuffed burgers are topped with a savory tomato relish. You'll make this recipe again and again.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 burgers
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Barbecue-Sauced Burgers

    For a special twist on classic burgers, combine ground beef with horseradish mustard, salt, and pepper.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   6 mins 
Grill   14 mins  to  18 mins 
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Terrific Teriyaki Burgers

    Soy sauce, fresh ginger, and garlic, mixed in with the ground beef before grilling, add a touch of Asian flair to these burgers. Top with crisp lettuce and thinly sliced cucumbers.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill   15 mins 
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All-American Burger with Roasted Red Pepper Relish

    A relish of sweet red pepper strips, ripe olives, thyme, and olive oil freshens up these double-decker burgers. Top with mozzarella cheese and basil leaves.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Texas Cheeseburgers

    Roasted poblano peppers and chili powder add heat to this Lone Star State-inspired burger recipe. Pepper cheese and a side of fried onion rings complete the meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 burgers
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  1 hr 
Grill   14 mins 
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Jay's Italian-American Cheeseburgers

    A five-spice blend flavors these juicy burgers; creamy gorgonzola cheese and fresh veggies make the perfect topper.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 burgers
Rise   15 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Latino Barbecue Burgers

    A layer of sauteed mushrooms, kosher salt, and pepper add lots of flavor to these simple burgers. A spicy homemade ketchup tops it off.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 burgers
Prep   35 mins 
Grill   24 mins 
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Renee Behnke's Burgers Pacifica

    These juicy burgers are topped with grilled peppers, creamy avocado, and crisp onion. Serve garden-fresh asparagus on the side.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 burgers
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   18 mins 
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Chuckwagon Goat Cheese Burgers with Onion Jam

    Goat cheese and homemade onion jam take these juicy burgers from ho-hum to extraordinary.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 burgers
Prep   45 mins 
Grill   18 mins 
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Dried Tomato Burgers

    Jalapeno, dried tomatoes, and lime peel add a punch of flavor to these grilled burgers.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Southern-Style Hamburgers

    These juicy burgers are filled with bacon and smoked to perfection. Sage adds a touch of freshness. Top with crisp red onion.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 burgers
Prep  1 hr 
Grill   18 mins 
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Burgers with Blue Cheese Vidalia Onions

    Grilled onion and a creamy topping of blue and cream cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and dillweed make these burgers taste rich and delicious.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   25 mins 
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