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The Best Burger Recipes

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If you love homemade gourmet burgers, you will love our best burger recipes. Great for cookouts, weekday dinners, game nights, and casual weekend gatherings.

The Best Burger Recipes

The Best Burger Recipes

The hamburger sometimes referred to as the humble burger, is the world’s most popular sandwich. In fact, it is half of all the sandwiches eaten on any given day. Its popularity is in its versatility, and burgers aren’t always two all-beef patties on a sesame seed bun. Patties can be made of different meats or no meat at all. They can be sweet, spicy, savory, fancy, expensive, or cheap and easy. These best burger recipes are a great way to begin a deep exploration of all things hamburger, so give them a try and build yourself a better burger.

Is grinding your own beef worth it?

Grinding your own meat will give you a fresher tasting burger. You can also lard it by adding fattier cuts or cold butter to suit your tastes. It’s also much less expensive than buying prepackaged ground beef. You can make ground meat using a grinding attachment, food processor, or high-quality blender.

What kind of meat do you grind for burgers?

Chuck and sirloin are the two most popular cuts used for ground beef. However, you can throw in some brisket or plate underbelly (also called navel meat, used for making pastrami).

Remember that while we developed the best burger recipes for the grill, you can also cook them in a skillet on your stovetop or bake them at 375 degrees F in your oven.

Garlic Pastrami Burgers

1) Garlic Pastrami Burgers

Have you ever tried garlic pastrami burgers? If not, you are in for a treat. Legend says the pastrami burger originated in California in the early 1970s and was popularized in Salt Lake City, Utah. To this day, these burgers remain a beloved fast food item. Once you’ve tried a pastrami burger, you will understand just how delicious they are.

Oklahoma Onion Smashburger

2) Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers

Oklahoma Onion Smash burgers are incredibly delicious and easy to make on your flat-top grill, griddle, or skillet. This is easily one of our favorite burgers for casual gatherings or quick weekday dinners. They are so easy and delicious that you’ll eat more than one burger!

pellet grill hamburger with cheese, bacon and toppings
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3) The Best Pellet Grill Burger

These pellet grill burgers are kissed with a bit of smoke and seared right before serving. The hot smoking process brings out the natural beefy goodness of these burgers that will have you coming back for more.

Blue Cheese and onion burger

4) The Ultimate Blue Cheese Burgers

These homemade ultimate blue cheese burgers are decadent and delicious. The patties are flavored with minced bacon and French onion seasoning. Once grilled, they are topped with crumbled blue cheese and caramelized onions. Fantastic!

The Ultimate Stroganoff Burger

5) Stroganoff Burgers

This Stroganoff Burger is an homage to our favorite burger joint in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Training Table. They had amazing burgers, but we were obsessed with the stroganoff burger. It was beefy, with delectable mushroom and sour cream toppings. Unfortunately, this restaurant closed in 2016, and while I do not know all of their recipe secrets, our version calls for simple ingredients.

Chicken Burgers on a cutting board

6) Avocado Chicken Burgers

Hands down, this is one of our favorite chicken burger recipes. We developed this recipe years ago and still love it to this day! One of the best things about these avocado chicken burgers is that they are incredibly versatile. Want more spice? Substitute the roasted red pepper with roasted jalapeno or serrano peppers. You can even convert this recipe into meatballs! They make one heck of a divine appetizer. 

Ultimate Brisket Burger Recipe
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7) The Ultimate Brisket Burger

The Ultimate Brisket Burger is a great solution for using up leftover smoked brisket. These hoagie-style burgers are enormous and make a great sandwich for meat lovers. Try our recipe for the ultimate brisket burger experience!

Two Pulled Pork Sliders
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8) Pulled Pork Sliders

We can agree that pulled pork sandwiches are delicious, but these pulled pork sliders take it to a whole new level. These flavorful, bite-sized burgers include pulled pork, coleslaw, and a lightly seasoned mini beef (or pork) patty stuffed with bacon goodness. These small but decadent sliders are worth the effort AND a great way to use leftover pulled pork!

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Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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