The first hamburger showed up on New York menu in 1826, and the classic burger - a thick, juicy beef patty surrounded by a fluffy white bun -- has been an enduring American favorite ever since. The basic burger recipe is simple: Work the meat (at least 15 percent fat) as little as possible, use plenty of salt to season, and cook on a very hot surface to achieve that dark, caramelized crust we all crave (a grill is ideal for this). Making a turkey burger, a veggie burger? Follow the same principles. Toppings are up to you, of course, though it's hard to beat the classic combo of sweet, tangy ketchup and old-fashioned yellow mustard.

Bull's-Eye Burgers

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Sweet onions provide the bulls-eye inside these savory beef burgers.

Quick Burger

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Italian salad dressing adds flavor to these simple beef burgers.

Turkey Dinner Burgers

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These glazed turkey burgers are a good alternative to beef burgers when you want a lower fat option.

Cuban Burgers

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Ham and cheese top seasoned beef burgers for this unique sandwich.

Surf and Turf Burgers with Spicy Caramelized Mayo

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Beef and shrimp are a perfect pair in these delicious grilled burgers.

How to Grill Burgers

Whether you're at a summer barbecue or a fall tailgating party, learning how to grill burgers is a skill that will always serve you well.

Southwestern Burgers

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This five-ingredient pork burger recipe is ready in a flash. For maximum flavor, the burgers are served in onion rolls with pepper-jack cheese, pimentos and mayonnaise.

Tuna Burgers

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Sun-Dried Tomato Burgers

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For these grilled burgers, mix ground beef with lemon zest, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and hot peppers. Stack on bus and layer with fresh greens.

How to Make Turkey Burgers

Traditional beef burgers have long been a mainstay at backyard parties and barbecues, but if you're looking for a lighter, leaner alternative, you should learn how to make turkey burgers.

Sloppy Turkey and Chili Joes

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Think of this loose meat sandwich as a spiced-up version of the classic Sloppy Joe.

Total: 25 mins

All-American Burger with Red Pepper Relish

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Top this two-fisted hamburger with a slice of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and the red sweet pepper relish.

All-American Burgers

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If you already love a classic burger, melt a slice of cheddar or Swiss to make it irresistible.

Sweet Onion Burgers

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Honey and mustard glaze the onion slices as they grill in a foil packet alongside these delicious burgers.

Great Grilled Burgers

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What makes a burger great? You decide with this basic recipe and several flavorful variations, including stuffed and topped.

Greek Burgers

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You don't need a charcoal grill to develop a nice crust on your burgers. Sear on cast iron instead for a similar result inside.

Burgers  Recipes: Take your pick!
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