50 Best Burger Recipes for 2017
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Cook your way through these 50 best recipes for a summer full of flavor
50 Best Burger Recipes for 2017
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50 Best Burger Recipes for 2017

50 Best Burger Recipes for 2017
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Now that summer is here, it is finally time to direct much of our attention to the best burgers of 2017. What a monumental task! To pit one burger against another in a battle of buns and patties to decide which ones make the cut (and bite!) can be a daunting task. Which old favorites will return and which newcomers will be vying for the coveted title of best burger?

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, and more, make sure you read on to see these 50 incredible recipes we have gathered for you to try and enjoy!

Baked Falafel Burger

Baked Falafel Burger
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Serve your baked falafel in a fluffy pita bread and top with all your favorite condiments and extras for a healthy, delicious, and nutritious burger.

For the Baked Falafel Burger recipe, click here.

Best Bison Burger

Best Bison Burger
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Swap the typical ground beef for leaner ground bison. Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a few shakes of Tabasco for a spicy, deeply flavored burger.

For the Best Bison Burger recipe, click here.

Best Burger Recipe Ever

Best Burger Recipe Ever
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For a simple to make, classic burger, this recipe will always give you the juiciest, most flavor-packed results, with minimum effort or hassle on your part.

For the Best Burger Recipe Ever, click here.

Bison Umami Burger

This burger could not be more flavor-packed if it tried. It really is an umami explosion, thanks to the addition of various types of mushrooms, nutritional yeast, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

For the Bison Umami Burger recipe, click here.

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger
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Black bean burgers are often dry and underwhelming, but this spiced, garlicky, cheesy recipe really goes against that stereotype.

For the Black Bean Burger recipe, click here.

BLT Burgers With Bacon Mayonnaise

BLT Burgers With Bacon Mayonnaise
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A classic BLT sandwich can easily be transformed into a decadent burger. Adding bacon mayonnaise to the mix simply increases the salty, meaty flavor.

For the BLT Burgers With Bacon Mayonnaise recipe, click here.

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger
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For a sweet and tangy burger make sure you top the meat with barbecue sauce, Cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon.

For the Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Burger recipe, click here.

Brat Burger

Transform your favorite combination of pretzels, cheese sauce, and bratwurst into a burger by making your own pretzel buns, burgers, and cheese sauce from scratch.

For the Brat Burger recipe, click here.

Cheddar Cheeseburger With Caramelized Shallots

This burger recipe has a few extra steps, which transform this dish from a basic burger into a decadent treat. The garlicky patties are topped with braised shallots, peppery arugula, and a slick of mayonnaise.

For the Cheddar Cheeseburger With Caramelized Shallots recipe, click here.

Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Infused Burger

Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Infused Burger
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Ground bacon is mixed with ground beef to make a bacon-infused patty that is best when topped with a spicy mustard-horseradish-mayonnaise sauce.

For the Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Infused Burger recipe, click here.

Chicken Burger

Chicken Burger
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A chicken burger may sound boring, but this crispy, breaded, and pan-fried burger is anything but dull.

For the Chicken Burger recipe, click here

Chorizo Cheddar Burger

Chorizo Cheddar Burger
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This burger requires you to mix the Cheddar through the beef and chorizo patty, rather than melt it on top, so that when eating it you come across the most wonderful molten nuggets of cheese.

For the Chorizo Cheddar Burger recipe, click here.

Cuban Frita Burger

Why would you want to have to eat your fries alongside your burger when you could have them inside your burger? This extravagant-looking burger is as tasty as your eyes are telling you it is.

For the Cuban Frita Burger recipe, click here.

Crispy Tofu Parmesan Sliders

Panko breadcrumbs and a shaving of Parmesan make these sliders crispy and full of flavor. A smear of pesto mayonnaise and you’ll be transported to the Mediterranean in a flash!

For the Crispy Tofu Parmesan Sliders recipe, click here.

Dilled Alaska Cod Burgers With Avocado Spread

This recipe uses cod in place of red meat and lettuce leaves instead of a bun. With the addition of a tangy avocado spread, this “burger” is light and full of healthy fats, a great choice if you’re looking for a brain-boosting burger.

For the Dilled Alaska Cod Burgers With Avocado Spread, click here.

Drunken Aussie Beef Burger

Enjoy your burger like the Australians do this summer, by topping the patty with earthy beets, sweet pineapple, and a perfectly fried egg.

For the Drunken Aussie Beef Burger recipe, click here.

Edamame Burger

Edamame Burger
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Vegetarians and vegans alike will be thrilled to have the classic black bean veggie burger swapped for a beautiful, vibrant, and tasty edamame burger.

For the Edamame Burger recipe, click here.

Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Breakfast Burger

This breakfast burger will cure even the worst of hangovers: Cut a hole out of the patty and drop an egg into the gap while the patty cooks. Serve on a cheese-encrusted bun for the ultimate way to start your lazy Saturday.

For the Egg in a Hole Grilled Cheese Breakfast Burger recipe, click here.

Fake Shack Burger

Fake Shack Burger
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Recreate the classic Shake Shack burger in your own kitchen: We promise the result will taste just as good as the one from everybody’s favorite burger chain.

For the Fake Shack Burger recipe, click here.

Feta-Spiked Turkey Burger

Feta-Spiked Turkey Burger
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Don’t let turkey burgers be relegated to the “health-obsessed only” category; jazz them up with plenty of salty crumbled feta.

For the Feta-Spiked Turkey Burger recipe, click here.

Green Chile Cheeseburger

This recipe from Aarón Sánchez is full of flavor from grilled chiles and onions as well as a refreshing lime zest and crema mayonnaise — a truly memorable burger.

For the Green Chile Cheeseburger recipe, click here.

Goat Cheese Guac Burgers With Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

We’re firm believers in the philosophy that you can’t pack a burger too full of all your favorite ingredients, which is why we are totally obsessed with this goat cheese, guacamole, Cheddar, and caramelized onion burger.

For the Goat Cheese Guac Burgers With Cheddar and Caramelized Onions recipe, click here.

Gorgonzola-Stuffed Burgers

This recipe offers a slight twist on the classic Juicy Lucy burger: Stuff the ground beef with salty, pungent gorgonzola, and season it with a slightly spicy sauce, for the ultimate homemade hamburgers.

For the Gorgonzola-Stuffed Burgers recipe, click here.

Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi, and Pesto Burger

Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi, and Pesto Burger
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Vegetarian burgers don’t need to be lackluster. Swap the beef and bacon for layers of pesto, eggplant, and halloumi for a healthier, but equally tasty, summer burger.

For the Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi, and Pesto Burger recipe, click here.

Grilled Tuna Burgers With Wasabi Slaw

Canned tuna makes a brilliant base to build a burger patty from. Top your grilled fish burgers with a homemade wasabi slaw to add a satisfyingly spicy kick.

For the Grilled Tuna Burgers With Wasabi Slaw recipe, click here.

Hazelnut and Bean Burger

This vegan burger uses nutritional yeast and cumin to create a burger that delivers umami flavor without the flesh.

For the Hazelnut and Bean Burger recipe, click here.

Homage to Island Creek Oysters Burger

Don’t miss out on the most decadent of burgers this year: Top the beef and pork patty with delicately fried oysters and tartar sauce for an extravagant cookout treat.

For the Homage to Island Creek Oysters Burger recipe, click here.

Italian Caprese Burgers

Italian Caprese Burgers
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Top your burger with your favorite Italian summertime salad for the most refreshing, Mediterranean-inspired twist on a classic burger.

For the Italian Caprese Burgers recipe, click here.

Italian-Sausage Burgers With Garlicky Spinach

Italian-Sausage Burgers With Garlicky Spinach
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Jalapeño Jack Savory Stuffed Turkey Burgers With Salsa Mayo

Jalapeño cheese stuffed into these turkey burgers offers a great, tasty surprise, with a cooling mayonnaise sauce to combat the spicy jalapeño!

For the Jalapeño Jack Savory Stuffed Turkey Burgers With Salsa Mayo recipe, click here.

Kefi Lamb Burger

Transform your burger into a Greek delicacy by adding fragrant oregano, parsley, and dill to your lamb burgers, and swapping the cheese slices for crumbled feta.

For the Kefi Lamb Burger recipe, click here.

Korean Kimchi Burger With Gochujang Aïoli

Add some spice to your burger by topping the patty with chopped kimchi, and spreading homemade gochujang aïoli all over the buns.

For the Korean Kimchi Burger With Gochujang Aïoli recipe, click here.

Lobster Burger

Lobster Burger
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If you’re craving seafood, but don’t want to faff around making lobster tails on the grill, turn your lobster meat and shrimp into simple, tasty, buttery burgers.

For the Lobster Burger recipe, click here.

Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Take your two favorite comfort foods, combine them, and you’ll end up with a meal that is even better than the sum of its parts.

For the Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Burgers recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Lamb Sliders

These little lamb sliders will whisk you off to Greece in an instant. They are full of spices like cumin, coriander, and paprika and slathered with Greek yogurt and feta cheese.

For the Mediterranean Lamb Sliders recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Salmon-Burger Pitas

These burgers are nestled into warm, fluffy pita breads along with tomatoes, Greek yogurt, cucumbers, and Kalamata olives for great texture as well as wonderful flavor.

For the Mediterranean Salmon-Burger Pitas recipe, click here.

Melty Mozzarella Burger

Melty Mozzarella Burger
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If you love a classic, red-sauce covered chicken parm, this is the burger recipe for you. The patty (made with the meat of your choice) is covered with melting mozzarella and marinara sauce for the juiciest, messiest, but most satisfying of burgers.

For the Melty Mozzarella Burger recipe, click here.

Mushroom and Swiss Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Add a deep-flavored dimension to your classic burgers by stuffing them with Swiss cheese and topping them with sautéed mushrooms and onions.

For the Mushroom and Swiss Cheese-Stuffed Burgers recipe, click here.

Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil

There’s no denying that this is an incredibly rich and decadent burger recipe. Mushrooms are braised with garlic and red wine, and are balanced on top of the patty along with arugula, parmesan, truffle oil, a fried egg, and Dijon mustard.

For the Mushroom Burgers With Fried Egg and Truffle Oil recipe, click here.

Pastrami Burger

In this recipe, all your favorite Jewish deli ingredients come together to make one wonderfully rich, salty, beefy burger.

For the Pastrami Burger recipe, click here.

Salmon Burger With Guacamole

Shrimp Burger

Shrimp Burger
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There’s no reason why pescetarians should feel left out when burgers are on the dinner menu: This shrimp burger will tick all the boxes for every hungry person you’re feeding at your summer cookout.

For the Shrimp Burger recipe, click here

Southwest Salsa Burger

Southwest Salsa Burger
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If you were to take your burrito and transform it into a burger, the result would not be too dissimilar from this spicy, cheesy burger recipe.

For the Southwest Salsa Burger recipe, click here.

Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato

Spring Herb Lamb Burgers With Whipped Feta and Grilled Tomato
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

 Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
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Don’t be tempted to use meat substitutes when making vegetarian burgers. Sweet potatoes and black beans make up the patties in the recipe, and the burger is made even tastier as it is topped with avocado, lime, and coleslaw.

For the Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger recipe, click here.

The Ultimate Sriracha Burger

The Ultimate Sriracha Burger
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Give your burgers a spicy, chile heat by adding 10 tablespoons of everybody’s favorite hot sauce, sriracha, to the patties.

For the Ultimate Sriracha Burger recipe, click here.

Tuscan Burger

Tuscan Burger
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This recipe is an Italian twist on an American classic. Minced pork and Italian sausage are added to the beef patties, roasted red peppers are mixed through the mayonnaise, and mozzarella and pancetta are placed on top.

For the Tuscan Burger recipe, click here.

 

Vegan Portobello and Peach Burgers

Vegan Portobello and Peach Burgers
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The idea of a vegan burger may sound underwhelming, but this Portobello and peach burger is so substantial, we don’t think you’ll even notice that the meat is missing.

For the Vegan Portobello and Peach Burgers recipe, click here.

Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Burger

Transform the tastiest of Vietnamese sandwiches into a burger. Use a crunchy baguette as the bun and top the burger with lightly pickled vegetables for a tasty, fusion recipe.

For the Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Burger recipe, click here.

Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Navy Bean Burgers

Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Navy Bean Burgers
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This vegetarian burger patty is filled with multiple wonderful flavors and textures. Mushrooms, wild rice, and navy beans come together to make a substantial and hearty patty that will satisfy the most stubborn meat-eaters.

For the Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Navy Bean Burgers recipe, click here.