The Best Hamburger Recipes We’ve Ever Tried
Want the best hamburger recipe for your cookout? We've collected the most flavorful burgers from cooks across the country.
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Taco BurgersMy family loves the taste of tacos, but I dislike the mess! So I developed these burgers as a tasty but tidy alternative.—Linda Logan, Warren, Ohio
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Burger Sliders with Secret SauceThese sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are “fast food” without our having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois
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Papa BurgerWhen whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully loaded, juicy yumburger. My family thinks it’s the best hamburger recipe. —Chase Bailey, Costa Mesa, California
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Wisconsin Butter BurgersIt’s no secret that Wisconsinites love their dairy—so much that they sometimes top their burgers with a generous pat of butter.
My recipe is a lot like the butter burgers you’ll find in popular restaurants all over the state. —Becky Carver, North Royalton, Ohio
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Beef ‘n’ Pork BurgersThe combination of meats is the secret behind these beef and pork burgers. They’re ideal for summer grilling, and everyone loves them. Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe for large get-togethers. —Sharon Adamczyk, Wind Lake, Wisconsin
Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for TwoHere’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! My family really enjoys the melted cheese center. —Says Janet Wood, Windham, New Hampshire. Hungry for more? Try our favorite stuffed burgers.
Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed BurgersThese loaded burgers are one hearty meal in a bun. They're sure to satisfy the biggest appetites. —Christine Keating, Norwalk, California
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Aloha BurgersI love hamburgers and tropical fruit, so it just seemed natural for me to combine them. My family frequently requests this unique Hawaiian pineapple burger recipe. It’s a nice change of pace! —Joi McKim-Jones, Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Mini Burgers with the WorksI started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a creative way to use up bread crusts accumulating in my freezer. They're delicious. —Linda Lane, Bennington, Vermont
Scrum-Delicious BurgersI’m not sure where this recipe originated, but it’s one of my family’s summertime favorites. I usually serve these juicy mushroom burgers when we have company. The guests rave about the flavorful cheesy topping. It’s fun to serve a burger that’s a little more special. —Wendy Sommers, West Chicago, Illinois
Cuban Sandwich BurgersMy mom would make these Cuban burgers when we would visit her in Florida. They are a take on the real Cuban sandwich. My kids love them. My boys could eat two of these monsters in one sitting. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California
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Baked HamburgersThis baked hamburgers recipe is hearty and moist. The onion gives it a special flavor, and the sweet-flavored sauce further enhances the taste. I serve these as an entree with accompanying vegetables or on a bun as a sandwich. —Marg Bisgrove, Widewater, Alberta
Spinach Tomato BurgersEvery Friday night is burger night at our house. The tomatoes add fresh flavor and the cool spinach dip brings it all together. We often skip the buns and serve these over a bed of grilled cabbage. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
Bacon Cheeseburgers with Fry SauceIn Utah, fry sauce is the beloved condiment. We use it not just as a dip for fries, but also as a spread for hamburgers. Utah is known as the Beehive State, so I wanted to add honey as a special touch to my fry sauce. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Pesto HamburgersPurchase pre-shaped patties in the meat section of your local grocery store for these tasty pesto burgers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Meat Loaf BurgersThese hearty meat loaf sandwiches are delightful for potluck dinners. Served on hamburger buns, the beefy patties get extra flavor when topped with the seasoned tomato sauce. —Peggy Burdick, Burlington, Michigan
Buffalo Beef BurgersEver-popular Buffalo wings inspired the flavors of this best hamburger recipe. The zippy mayonnaise topping gives the sandwiches their kick. —Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California
Mom’s Favorite Olive BurgersWhen she was in her 80s, my mom would reminisce about the olive burgers at Coney Island she loved. I used her instructions to make them and ended up pleasing both of us. —Lorraine Hickman, Lansing, Michigan
Feta Mushroom BurgersI got the best hamburger recipe from my son-in-law and I tweaked it to make it healthier. The burgers are so quick to whip up on the grill on busy nights. —Dolores Block, Frankenmuth, Michigan
Sliders with Spicy Berry SauceFor patriotic food, you can’t beat a burger. My sliders have red tomatoes, white cheddar and blueberry sauce. For extra pop, I mix in ginger beer and chipotle. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
Jalapeno Swiss BurgersMexican culture greatly influences our cuisine, and we eat a lot of spicy foods. In my best hamburger recipe, the mellow flavor of Swiss cheese cuts the heat of the jalapenos.—Jeanine Richardson, Floresville, Texas
Smash Burger RecipeNow is not the time to cut calories or skimp on salt. Go for ground chuck that is at least 80/20. If you can find a blend with ground brisket or short rib, all the better. The best burger comes with being liberal with kosher salt—it is beef’s best friend. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Cola BurgersA friend who’s an excellent cook shared her best hamburger recipe with me, and it has since become a family favorite. The unusual combination of cola and French salad dressing added to the ground beef gives it fabulous flavor. The mixture is also used as a basting sauce on the moist burgers.
-Melva Baumer, Millmont, Pennsylvania