There’s nothing quite like a juicy burger with all the fixins. To celebrate this iconic yum-fest of American cuisine, here are 15 unique burger ideas that will bring the gastro-pub right into your kitchen. Sink your teeth into these mouthwatering burger recipe inspirations.
1. Juicy Lucy Stuffed Burgers
A grilled burger masterpiece that’ll make your family feel like they’re eating at the best burger joint in town. The extra zing of flavor comes from ooey, gooey cheese right in the middle of the burger. Top it with crispy cooked bacon, dill pickle, tomato slices, lettuce leaves, red onion rings, or avocado.
2. Italian Meatball Burgers
There are many tasty food combos, but what could be better than classic Italian meatballs in the form of a burger? Thanks to the Burger & Slider Press, you can crank out perfectly shaped burgers fast. This yummy version is topped with marinara sauce and provolone cheese.
3. Asian Salmon Burgers
This fresh 30-minute burger recipe is sure to become a staple in your weekly menu plan. With a homemade slaw and wasabi mayo, this is a healthier, nutrient-rich alternative to its fast-food burger brethren.
4. Bacon & Brie Burgers with Grilled Apples
The secret to these juicy burgers is finely chopped bacon that’s cooked right into the patties. Grilled apples and brie complete this unconventional burger.
5. Green Chile Chorizo Burgers
This yummy beef and spicy pork chorizo burger mixture is topped with a homemade relish of poblano peppers, green onions, and lime juice. Add crushed tortilla chips on top for a satisfying crunch.
6. Grilled Short-Order Burgers
This burger can be made on the Double Burner Grill from start to finish. Toast the hamburger buns, sauté onions and mushrooms, and then grill up your burgers. It’s easy and a great option if the weather isn’t cooperating for outdoor grilling.
7. BBQ Bacon Cheddar Sliders
These little sliders have lots of their fixins—bacon, cheddar, and barbecue sauce—mixed right inside the patties instead of layered on top. The Meatball & Slider Grill Basket makes it much easier to grill and turn these bite-sized burgers all at once.
8. Walnut Quinoa Burgers
A yummy meatless burger option that’s still packed with protein thanks to its blend of quinoa seeds (yup, it’s a seed, not a grain), dark red kidney beans, and walnuts. Serve it up on whole-wheat sandwich thins with Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream, tomato slices, arugula, avocado slices, or chunky salsa. Talk about a guilt-free burger recipe!
9. Ultimate Peppercorn Burgers
Want to know the secret to the ultimate burger? It’s panade—a mixture of starch and liquid that keeps the meat nice and tender. Just combine sliced white bread and milk into a paste and add it to the burger patties. It’s very simple and WOW, the burgers are really tender and juicy.
10. Dijon Tuna Burgers
Meaty tuna burgers offer a refreshing change of pace that any burger enthusiast will love.
11. Sweet & Smoky Turkey Burgers
Dress up the same ol’ turkey burger recipe with a zesty homemade sauce—this unique sauce can be whipped up in minutes with barbecue sauce, Tabasco®, and apple jelly.
12. Hawaiian Chicken Burgers
One bite and you’ll feel transported to the islands. In this creative burger recipe, pineapple juice is mixed in with the meat, then it’s all topped with grilled pineapple rings basted in teriyaki sauce. It’ll have your hips doing the hula!
13. Tuscan Turkey Burgers
These turkey burgers get added flavor and moisture from Italian dressing and Italian turkey sausage. Serve these on focaccia with tomatos and pesto mayonnaise.
14. Mini Burger Bites
Here’s a neat trick for serving up weeknight sliders to the family: bake the meat mix into an even layer in a baking pan and cut it into 16 squares. In less than 30 minutes, mini burgers are ready for dinner!
15. Indian-Spice Chicken Pita
Add big flavor to ordinary chicken patties. The Indian flavors come from garam masala—a blend of ground spices that includes gingerroot and cilantro. This international twist will make your tastebuds sing.