Burger Recipe Round-Up

 I love burgers any ol’ time, but since it is National Burger Month I feel like I have an excuse to indulge a little.   

I still have to have mine gluten free and I don’t want to go overboard, but there’s nothing that says I can’t delight in some incredible flavors done the right way.

One way that I like to lighten up my burgers is to use lean Jennie O ground turkey. It tastes better than many other brands, in my opinion, and it is gluten free. Sometimes, however, a burger just screams for the “real thing” and that’s OK.

Some of these recipes will have to be adjusted to make them gluten free, if necessary in your home. Others will just need a substitution of gluten free buns/bread/wrap.

You can also serve them in an alternative method such as:

I have gathered burger (and a few burger-alternative) recipes that I and others like me would actually make at home. There were many that I came across and some I even pinned that were just too over the top for the practical (yet still adventurous) cook at home to even want to make. I mostly look at those recipes to inspire my own recipes that don’t take SO many ingredients or are otherwise just “too much”.

I hope you enjoy this round-up of over 125 mouth-watering burger recipes! I will continue to add burger recipes to this post as I discover them, so don’t forget to pin this post and keep checking back. You can also let me know about your favorites and any I should include in this round-up by leaving a comment below.

Burger Recipe Round-Up

Guacamole Burgers are a beautiful mash-up of some of the more basic Mexican flavors and a mouth-watering burger. These only require a few ingredients: bacon, onion, green chilies, ground meat, cheese, guacamole, and your buns. Guacamole Burgers are one of my family’s favorite specialty burgers to have at home. {Gluten Free}

Mushroom Burger Salad ~ This is a fun and tasty way to enjoy burgers gluten free or low carb. These can also be made as traditional burgers. {Gluten Free and Dairy Free}
Healthy Hummus Burgers ~ Recipe and photo by Abbey’s Kitchen. Used with permission.
Healthy Hummus Burgers ~ These are totally calling my name! They look incredibly tasty and are gluten free, egg free, low fat, and healthy. They also only require three ingredients (in addition to a little oil, salt, and pepper) to make the burgers. The toppings of red bell peppers and cabbage give them some pizzazz, too. {Gluten Free and Egg Free}

Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers ~ With this combination you can’t go wrong. These look extremely easy, delicious, as well as being gluten free and paleo with the correct brands of the few ingredients. {Gluten Free, Paleo, and Whole 30}

Guacamole Turkey Burgers ~ Gluten free and healthy. She doesn’t serve them on a bun, but you could easily change it up into an open-faced burger or even more traditional with a regular bun if you wish. {Gluten Free}

Chunky Portabella Veggie Burgers ~ These vegetarian patties look quite yummy and easier than I thought they would be. {Gluten Free and Vegetarian}

Buffalo Bacon Burger ~ These are simple, gluten free, paleo, and work for Whole 30. They also have received rave reviews. {Gluten Free, Paleo, and Whole 30}

Chipotle Bacon Sliders ~ Gluten and grain free. Served on little pieces of lettuce. {Gluten Free and Grain Free}

Feta-Stuffed Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki ~ These are easily gluten free with the correct panko and other ingredients and comes with a recipe for some homemade Tzatziki. {Easily Gluten Free}

Hawaiian Burgers ~ These look amazing. There’s a recipe for a special sauce included and the burgers have pineapple, red bell pepper rings, teriyaki sauce, provolone cheese, and more.

Steak ‘n Shake’s Frisco Melt ~ I have never eaten a Frisco Melt, but this Copy Cat recipe looks so easy and tasty. We can easily make these gluten free at home now. {Easily Gluten Free}Steak ‘n Shake’s Garlic Burger ~ Now, this one is super easy, but sometimes you just crave garlic! Or is that just me? This burger will hit the spot and without requiring any special ingredients.Aussie Burger ~ This is a wonderful example of some of the over-the-top styles of burgers these days, but this one is extremely easy to make. It gives a nod to two popular trends. The first one is going strong over here in the USA; it’s the fried egg on top of your burger trend. I probably love eggs more than most people, but I haven’t really gotten into this trend. I do, however, LOVE runny egg sandwiches (discovered by accident years ago)… so I totally get the yumminess of runny yolk mixing in with everything. I guess I just haven’t had it on the right burger. This one might be the one to win me over, though, because it also gives a nod to a trend over in Australia and New Zealand. Apparently, they call it having your burger with “the lot”. It’s an appropriate name, because it seems like someone just threw a “lot” of interesting ingredients together just for kicks. It appears that they came up with a winner, though. From what I’ve read, “the lot” usually means your burger is topped with a pile of lettuce, tomatoes, thick slices of marinated beets, over-easy egg, cheese, fried onions, a pineapple ring, and bacon strips…and we haven’t even gotten down to the burger itself, yet. Apparently the beets, pineapple, and egg work together amazingly. I will likely wait to try this one when I am in one of my weird moods when I am craving something slightly off-the-wall. This particular recipe is also Paleo, but you could put it all on a bun to make it more traditional. (Note that the lettuce is missing in the ingredients list.)  {Gluten Free and Paleo}Grilled Mushroom and Fried Egg Burger ~ This looks intriguing. I would honestly use quite a bit more mushrooms, though. One cup of mushrooms doesn’t add up to much after they are sauteed. Don’t get too scared when you first see the pictures; it’s supposed to feed four hungry people.Bacon and Cheese Corned Beef Burger with Guinness Caramelized Onions and a Fried Egg ~ This blogger wrote that one day he realized his meals were always boring, so he now proactively searches for more exciting dishes to prepare. I think he definitely succeeded with this one! You can substitute a gluten free beef broth for the Guinness to make this gluten free or just to avoid using any alcohol. If you are making this gluten free, you will have to also watch a few other items. There are gluten free versions easily found for everything else. {Easily Gluten Free}Sonic’s Hickory Burger ~ I grew up on these hickory burgers, foot-long chili cheese coneys with onions, and strawberry limeaids in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. Since needing to go gluten free, I can mostly just enjoy my current favorite drink, their Route 44 plain ice tea. It’s definitely one of the best teas from a drive through, though. I’m really picky about my tea, because I don’t like any lemon or sweetener of any kind mixed in, so it has to be really fresh. Anyway, when we FINALLY got a Sonic out here in Northern Nevada (three, actually in a short period of time), I was continually irritated by the fact that all of them kept getting the hickory burger wrong when I ordered it. They kept adding the other veggie toppings like on the other burgers. I usually like all those veggies, but not on a Sonic hickory burger. Part of their charm is their simplicity that allows the hickory barbecue to star in the show. I even “special ordered” my hickory burger to match how they are supposed to be made,  but they just couldn’t get it right. Evidently nobody working there grew up in the midwest. Sigh! I eventually went gluten free (on October 10, 2012), so my headache was over… whether I liked it or not….lol  If I had only known then what I learned earlier this week… someone has made a copy cat recipe!  It’s not a difficult recipe, I just never thought about making my own; go figure. It looks like it might be a little shy on the barbecue sauce, but that is easily fixed. I can even make mine easily gluten free when I make this at home. {Easily Gluten Free}

Red Robin’s Bonzai Burger ~ This popular burger includes: teriyaki sauce, pineapple rings, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo. This is a Copy Cat recipe, too. I love making dishes from restaurants at home, because we can’t always afford to go out as much as we would like. It’s also usually healthier when you cook for yourself at home; not mentioning the fact that I can be assured that my meals will be gluten free.Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burgers ~ My friend Rey’na loves these, but she uses a slice of cheese off of a cheese block in the place of shredded cheese.

Broccoli and Cheese Turkey Burgers ~ This is a great way to get your kiddos to eat broccoli. Fortunately, my son “Buddy” loves broccoli, so I will probably make these as well just so we can eat it another way. The broccoli is actually mixed in with the ground turkey. Like Rachael Ray says in the video, the kids need to eat their broccoli to get to the meat. These are also topped with a homemade avocado ranch dressing made with Greek yogurt.

Tribute to In-N-Out’s Double Decker Animal Style Burger ~ I’ve never had their animal style burger, but this looks amazing! I will probably just make them singles, though, because these look huge.

BLFGT Sliders ~ Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato Sliders. You can use any under-ripe tomato in this recipe.

Chile-Stuffed Cheeseburgers ~ These juicy burgers are stuffed with gooey filling inspired by chile con queso dip, but made with melted cheese and roasted chiles.

Perfect Summer Basil Burgers ~ I cannot wait to try this Basil Sauce.

The Ringer Burger ~ From Guy Fieri’s restaurant in New York City. Includes Guy’s Donkey Sauce recipe, too.

Nacho Burgers ~ Can’t decide if you want burgers or Mexican tonight? Why not have these spicy burgers that were created by Bobby Flay.

Classic All-American Burger with Fried Sweet Pickles ~ Even though it’s called a classic burger, it actually is made with a combination of ground chuck or sirloin, ground lamb, and ground pork. The fried sweet pickles look tasty, too. This recipe was created on Food Network Star by Emily Ellyn.

Smashed Sausage and Pepper Burgers ~ A simple recipe by Jeff Mauro.

Fresh Mozzarella-Stuffed Pesto Burgers ~ With pesto-mayo, red onion, lettuce, and tomato.

Carmelized Onion Dip Burgers ~ I love onion dip and this homemade one has added carmelized onions and a few dashes of hot sauce. It’s then used as the main condiment on these burgers.

Simple Lamb Burgers with Garlic Aioli ~ Sometimes you just want it simple. When it comes to meats like lamb, I prefer to be able to really taste the meat. This recipe looks like it’s just right. (The burger recipe is the second recipe on the page, so scroll down a bit.)

Lola Burgers ~ These look a bit crazy, but I’m sure they are also crazy good. These part burgers and part breakfast sandwiches were created by The Chew’s Michael Symon.

Baked Brie Juicy Lucy ~ Stuffed with brie cheese….Yes, please.

Guy Fieri’s Killer Inside Out Burger with Worcestershire Tomato Ketchup ~ Have a surprise bacon, chorizo, and cheese filling.

Cumin-Spiced Burgers with Harissa Mayo ~ These oval-shaped Moroccan-flavored burgers look intriguing.

Chicken or Veal Parm Sliders ~ I love the idea of ricotta or Burata cheese on these and how she makes the burst tomato sauce out of cherry tomatoes.

Florentine Dream Burger ~ Ahh… Another tasty burger with ricotta cheese. The onions, garlic, and spinach are mixed right into the ground meat.

Easy Stuffed Mushroom and Swiss Burgers ~ These are similar to how you make my Guacamole Burgers at the top of this list. {Easily Gluten Free}

Jalapeno Popper Sliders ~ These little guys have a ton of flavor for their size. The jalapeno poppers are deconstructed, too, so you don’t have to do a lot of busy work there.

Vidalia Bullseye Patties ~ These are really basic, yet done in an unique way. The onions definitely take center stage.

Hoisin Burgers ~ Sriracha mayo, cucumber slices, and grilled scallions give this burger an Asian-inspired twist.

Sit and Spinach Burger ~ The spinach is cooked in garlic and oil until wilted a bit. This is from the Bob’s Burger Cookbook

Double-Decker Burgers with Goat Cheese ~ These are topped with a Grilled Chile Relish.

Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers ~ An American-take on a Vietnamese classic. These burgers are topped with a Tabasco-spiked mayo, cilantro, and crunchy pickled carrots.

Stilton Sirloin Burgers with Onion Jam ~ This slider recipe includes instructions for homemade onion jam.

Uncle Louie Burgers ~ With bacon, avocado, and Russian dressing.

Blue Ribbon Barbecue Chicken Cheeseburgers ~ Inspired by a best-selling dish at Blue Ribbon restaurants in New York City.

Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers ~ These require fewer ingredients than most and even includes a homemade avocado mayo.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Burgers with Barbecue Sauce ~ This patty melt-style burger is topped with smoked Gouda, barbecue sauce, and hot-spiked onions.

Easy Surf and Turf Burgers ~ Ground chuck and large butterflied shrimp. These are easy to get on the table with prepared Caesar dressing.

Surf N’ Turf with Bacon ~ Grilled burger with lobster and bacon.

Surf and Turf Burger ~ Ground beef, tiger shrimp, and lump crabmeat.

Jen’s Pomegranate-Feta Burger ~ Oh my! Ground lamb, feta cheese, pomegranate arils, fresh mint, and red onion…

Burgers Stroganoff ~ Traditional stroganoff flavors in the form of a burger.

Black Bean Burgers ~ These veggie burgers are almost fat-free, sweet, spicy, crunchy, moist, as well as packed with protein and fiber.

Applebee’s Quesadilla Burgers ~ Copycat Recipe. The ground beef isn’t listed in the ingredients and you have to look closely in the rest of the post to see how much is used. It says that she used a little over one pound of hamburger and had left over seasoning.

Cheddar BLT Burgers with Tarragon Russian Dressing ~ The homemade dressing is what makes this burger different.

Corned Beef Burgers with Irish Cheddar Cheese ~ Ground beef mixed with ground corn beef that’s topped with sauerkraut and cheddar cheese.

Cheesy Philly Cheese Steak Burger ~ Loaded with steak flavor and topped with sauteed peppers, onions, and provolone cheese sauce.

Cheesy Bacon Cowboy Burger ~ The ground sirloin is seasoned like a Tex-Mex steak and then topped with onion rings, thick-cut bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

Grilled Blue Cheeseburger with Pear ~ This looks so intriguing! It’s topped with crushed candied walnut-coated bacon, sliced pear, arugula, and blue cheese.

Mini Greek Burgers ~ These can easily be made gluten free and served in gluten free pitas, if desired. {Easily Gluten Free}

Texas Tailgate Burger ~ These burgers look a bit spicy and are topped with a homemade barbecue cheese sauce, sweet onion, lettuce, pickles, and barbecue-flavored potato chips

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese Sandwich ~ An ooey gooey mix of a burger and a grilled cheese sandwich.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Mushroom Pizza Burger ~ These Italian-style burgers look easy and tasty. {Easily Gluten Free}

Burgerritto ~ A clever cross between a burger and a burrito.

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps ~ Another clever way to switch things up a bit.

Saltimbocca Burgers ~ These are actually quite simple for what you end up with… a ground veal or chicken burger with Gorgonzola dolce, sage leaves, garlic, lemon zest, prosciutto di Parma, and spinach.

Grilled Brie-Stuffed Burgers with Bacon ~ I recently discovered brie and fell in love, so yes. I will be trying these soon.

Meatball Patty Melt ~ Even if you use your own meatball mixture (like I might do to make it easily gluten free), you could definitely add some pizzazz with the homemade balsamic marinara ketchup and the overall instructions she provides.

The Melt ~ This looks really simple, but it’s Paul Wahlberg’s recipe for a popular burger at his restaurants. He says that it’s “wicked good” thanks to it’s “flavor combo”. It looks like a basic burger with sauteed onions, a lot of American cheese (I will probably use cheddar), bacon, a lot of dill pickles, as well as a mixture of mayonnaise and mustard.

Spinach and Artichoke Burger ~ This spinach and artichoke lamb or beef burger gets a fresh boost from a tarragon special sauce.

Turkey and Green Chili Burgers with Guacamole ~ These Tex-Mex burgers are bursting with flavor.

Maple Turkey Burgers with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Onions ~ As if that wasn’t enough…. these also have apples, lemon juice, grainy mustard, and spices.

Bacon and Egg Burger ~ This is a simple, yet classic burger that is following a popular trend in burgers: topping them with an over-easy egg.

Bistro Sliders a la Rachael ~ I love the combination of the French onion topping and Gruyere cheese.

I’ve Created a Muenster Burger ~ This is rather simple, but I’m always a softy for a good burger with sauteed mushrooms and this one has extra muenster cheese!

Seven Layer Taco Dip Burger ~ OK then! I would have never thought of this. It includes refried black beans, avocado, ground beef stuffed with jalapeno cream cheese, Greek yogurt (mixed with green onions, black olives, and cheddar cheese), tomato, salsa, and lettuce.

Chicken Burgers with Cheddar and Spinach ~ The cheddar and spinach is mixed right in with the ground chicken on these burgers. They can be gluten free if you use a gluten free soy sauce, gluten free panko and watch your shredded cheese for gluten. {Easily Gluten Free}

Spicy Salsa Burger ~ These are so simple.

The Denver Burger ~ Burger meets Denver omelet… and then add some sauteed onions and peppers for good measure.

The Kansas City Burger ~ This has barbecue, of course, in three forms (pulled barbecue pork, barbecue sauce, and barbecue chips). It also has smoked gouda, a beef patty, onions, and slaw.

BLAST Salmon Burgers ~ Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Salmon, and Tomato Burgers with Sriracha Aioli.

German-Style Turkey Burgers ~ An Octoberfest in a bun! You won’t miss the beef in these burgers. They have: bacon, onion, garlic, gouda cheese, spicy brown mustard, bread and butter pickles, sauerkraut, as well as salt and vinegar potato chips! So yes… it’s a Rachael Ray recipe. Could you tell?   😉

All-American Burger Dog ~ A cheeseburger shaped to fit nicely on a hot dog bun.

Bunless Fiesta Hamburger ~ This tasty burger can and should be downsized, since it is so huge.

Spicy Burgers with Sharp Cheddar and Chunky Blue Cheese Aioli ~ These are supposed to be really spicy due to the grainy Dijon and horseradish, but I at least want to try the blue cheese aioli.

Double Kraut – Double Cheeseburgers ~ There is sauerkraut mixed into the ground beef as well as on top.

The Pittsburger ~ A burger on Italian bread and topped with homemade fries and slaw. Includes simple directions to bake the fries, too.

Cobb-Style Burger ~ Cobb salad and burger mash-up. All that’s missing is the boiled egg. Oh wait! Why not bring the current trend over to this burger and put a fried egg on it? BAMM!!! Now that’s kicking it up a notch! Oops, Wrong celebrity chef.  😉

Cheese Fry Chili Burger ~ This is a whole meal in a burger and I don’t see how you could eat this without using a fork and knife. The biggest issue I have with making this, though, is that my stove top isn’t large enough….lol The rest of us who don’t have a professional kitchen will have to figure out a way to get each component done at the right times (and still be hot). That or take a couple of short cuts like maybe use some leftover chili in the place of her chili topping. I like the way she made the “fries” which are actually pare-boiled thick round slices of potato that are then fried in a skillet in a little oil..

BLT Burgers with Sriracha Aioli ~ Includes recipes for aioli and sriracha aioli.

Lasagna Burgers ~ These are similar to meatball sub sandwiches, but with one big, flattened “meatball” and a cheesy sauce starring both ricotta cheese and parmigiano-reggiano.

Rocky Mountain Pastrami Burger ~ Topped with Swiss cheese and homemade fry sauce.

Caprese Stuffed Burgers ~ These look company-worthy.

Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melts ~ These are FULL of mushrooms… just the way I like my burgers. You can substitute beef broth (a gluten free one, if necessary) for the beer.

Mini Portobello Burgers ~ These meatless sliders have mushrooms, Italian eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, and Swiss cheese.

Grilled Baby Burgers ~ Little sliders on squares of toasted bread.

Stuffed Portobello Burgers ~ Meatless and topped with carmelized onions.

Portobello Burgers ~ Meatless with grilled onions, salsa, and mozzarella.

Jack in the Box’s Mini Sirloin Burgers – Copy Cat Recipe ~ I used to eat these all the time before needing to go gluten free. I don’t think they even have them anymore. They were SO tasty! This recipe is missing the onions in the ingredients’ list, but does mention them in the instructions. They are an important part, at least in my “expert” opinion.  “Expert”, because I ate my fair share of these tasty sliders.  😉

Skinny Buffalo Burger Quesadilla ~ These were inspired by something similar at Applebee’s, but these are much leaner.

Don’t Kiss Me Garlic Burger ~ Fortunately my hubby and I both LOVE a lot of garlic. If you both eat about the same amount of garlic, you basically cancel each other’s garlic-breath out.

Chophouse Steak Burger ~ This is a bit labor-intensive, but it looks amazing. I’m not sure about the whisky reduction, but it would still be amazing switching that out. I like the way he makes “bacon discs” to fit nicely on top of the burgers, too. This is a YouTube link.

Everything Salmon Burgers ~ With Scallion Sour Cream-Cream Sauce.

Caprese Burgers ~ Basil pesto is mixed in with the beef then they are topped with mozzarella, tomato, and more pesto.

Griddle Burger ~ With “18,000 Island Dressing” and Quick Pickles.

Loaded Chili Burgers ~ With cheddar cheese, prepared chili, and (cooked) frozen onion rings.

Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach ~ These look rather simple for such an upscale kind of burger.

White Castle Cheeseburgers (Copy Cat Recipe) ~ These ones are baked in the oven.

Miami Burger ~ A Cuban Sandwich done in burger form.

Kid’s Menu Burgers ~ “Channel your inner child and top your burger with crinkle-cut french fries, ketchup, and American cheese.”

Muffin-Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers ~ I’m not sure what product/brand of buns could be used to be able to make these gluten free, but those of you who don’t have to worry about gluten can definitely check these out. They look fun and would be great for slumber parties and similar activities.

Italian Burger ~ Sauteed cremini mushrooms, fried Genoa salami, and fresh ricotta cheese create this upscale burger experience.

Healthy Remake of McDonald’s-Style Big Mac ~ All the taste without all of the unhealthiness.

Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers ~ Covered in cheesy queso sauce, bacon, crushed corn chips, and more.


Smoky Sweet Cherry Pepper Cheeseburgers ~ Oh my! This is definitely different and looks intriguing.

3 Cheese Roq Star Burger ~ You might want to just skip to the recipe and not read the rest of the post, but this burger looks worth it. It’s definitely not something you can eat often, though.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers ~ Topped with marinara, mozzarella, and basil leaves.

Egg in a Hole Cheeseburger ~ This is a simple version. You can switch it up by seasoning your burgers in a favorite or exciting way and adding this egg in a whole. Now that sounds delish!

Prosciutto Lamb Burgers ~ These lamb burgers by Giada De Laurentiis are wrapped in prosciutto and topped with tomato and basil.

Cedar Planked Burgers ~ These look amazing and are topped with onions and two kinds of mushrooms as well as a homemade red wine barbecue sauce.

Perfect Turkey Burgers ~ Mixing portobello mushroom into the turkey adds flavor in these burgers. They are then topped with cheese and creamy avocado.

Wild Mushroom Cheddar Burger ~ This is topped with an assortment of mushrooms and a homemade chipotle ketchup.

Meat Lover’s Pizza Burger ~ Oh my! These look crazy good! You won’t miss the bun on these ones. The base is a portobello mushroom cap with a bit of homemade tomato sauce. The burgers themselves are made out of Italian sausage and then they are topped with mozzarella, pepperoni or salami, more sauce, and basil.

Cheyenne Burger ~ This burger and it’s homemade onion rings and BBQ sauce take a bit more work, but it looks worth it for a special occasion.

Louisiana Burger ~ This one is topped with a homemade spicy “Remoulade” mayonnaise, thin-sliced ham, and potato chips.

Marsala Burgers ~ These are simple, yet taste fancy. I like that they are served on French bread baguettes. Udi’s and Schar make great quality gluten free baguettes that I believe will work.

Bacon Patty Melts with Special Sauce ~ This is like the basic patty melts, but adds in some tasty bacon and a sauce you wouldn’t normally put with a patty melt. If I wasn’t gluten free, I would definitely use a good quality rye bread or at least some sourdough, though.

Perfect Pork Burgers ~ Bacon, sage, and garlic are mixed into the pork and then these are topped with cole slaw.

Bruschetta Burger ~ Stuffed with fresh mozzarella, topped with loads of bruschetta, and served on crusty garlic bread.

Crunchburger aka Bobby Flay’s Signature Burger ~ This includes a homemade horseradish mustard mayonnaise and his signature move of adding potato chips to the burger.


So, what’s your favorite burger? Please leave a link or the recipe in the comments section below. If you have the recipe on you blog and would like it added, be sure to also tell me if it’s OK to use one of your pictures (while giving you the credit). Thank you!


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