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.

See Popular Burgers Recipes

Mediterranean Burgers

Ladies' Home Journal

Roasted red peppers and basil season the beef for these burgers. After grilling, they're piled high with arugula, cheese, artichoke hearts, and a caper mayonnaise.

Total: 45 mins

Bull's-Eye Burgers

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Quick Burger

Better Homes and Gardens

Italian salad dressing adds flavor to these simple beef burgers.

Polynesian Burgers


You will feel like you have had an island break with the captivating flavors in this great little burger.

Total: 30 mins

Cumin-Spiced Burgers with Harissa Mayo

Food & Wine

The Moroccan flavors in these burgers -- shaped into ovals instead of the usual rounds -- include cumin, harissa, and garlic. The sauce: a delectable mix of mayonnaise, caraway seeds, and more harissa.

Total: 35 mins

Deluxe Cheeseburger Melt (Cooking for 2)

Betty Crocker

Bisquick Heart Smart® recipe! Create a turkey twist on burgers. Turkey and the works are baked and ready to serve in 30 minutes.

Total: 30 mins

Turkey Dinner Burgers

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Surf and Turf Burgers with Spicy Caramelized Mayo

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Cuban Burgers

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Black Bean Beef Burgers

Pace Salsa & Picante

Kick-up ordinary burgers by mixing salsa into the beef patties, and topping the cooked burgers with extra salsa. It's so easy and oh, so flavorful!

Total: 20 mins

Spicy Pork Po'Boys

Food & Wine

In Louisiana, a po'boy is a soft baguette filled with either fried seafood or meat. Melissa Rubel Jacobson makes her po'boys with juicy grilled pork patties, topped with lettuce, tomato, and a crunchy-creamy pickle-and-shallot mayonnaise.

Total: 30 mins

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.

Jalapeno Popper Burgers

These stuffed sandwiches let you enjoy a juicy beef burger and a spicy jalapeno popper all in one bite!

Easy Weeknight Greek Burgers

Add shredded veggies to burger meat for a perfectly moist patty. Your family will love these budget-friendly hamburgers!

Our Best Turkey Burgers

Get our best turkey burger recipes in this delicious recipe collection. From something super easy to adventurous, we've got the recipes you'll love.

All-American Burger with Red Pepper Relish

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Burgers  Recipes: Take your pick!
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