Grilling season is here, and there’s no doubt you’ll be eating — and making — lots of delicious homemade burgers. The keys to a good burger are to keep it simple and to use quality ingredients, but if you’re looking for a recipe to take that hamburger patty from good to great, we’ve got a few must-tries. We’ll be making each of these delicious homemade burgers at least once this summer — how about you?
Pickled Jalapeño Burger Shutterstock
There’s nothing better than tangy pickled jalapeños — except maybe a burger topped with them. This burger gets extra heat from the jalapeños mixed into the beef and the pepper jack cheese melted on top. Make the pickled jalapeños at least a day in advance for the best flavor.
The Cadillac Burger P.J. Clarke's Shutterstock
Nothing fancy here, just the classic ingredients: fresh ground beef, melty American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and hickory-smoked bacon.
Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger
There’s no better way to keep a beef burger juicy than sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. Top yours with Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon for the ultimate grilled burger.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.