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21 Best Burger Recipes Piled High with All the Fixings

Try classic cheeseburgers, turkey, bison, and even veggie burgers!

burger recipes bison burger with bbq sauce pickles and onion on bun
Will Dickey

Burgers are delicious any time of year but, come summertime, they're an essential part of our weekly routine. Whether it's a 4th of July menu, a backyard barbecue, or even a quick lunch on a sunny afternoon, you can't go wrong with a tasty burger and bun combo. And while the classic beef patty is always a hit, we've also included ground turkey, chicken, lamb, and even veggie options on this list of burger recipes. There's something for everyone in your family.

When it comes to burgers, Ree Drummond knows a thing or two about flipping patties. She's been doing it year after year at her 4th of July party (not to mention making burgers as an easy dinner during the week). "Our grilled burgers are magical," she says about the Merc celebration, "The line for burgers is always the longest." Here, you'll find her recipe for classic bacon cheeseburgers, along with creative twists like a cheeseburger salad and green chile cheeseburgers. For those who prefer a healthy dinner idea, try the salmon burgers with sesame soy glaze or the portobello mushroom burger. Looking to indulge in an over-the-top burger? The Hawaiian pizza burgers or Salisbury steak burgers will do the trick—they're loaded with fun burger toppings! Of course, you can add any one of these burgers to your list of grilling recipes. But don't forget: they're just as tasty made on an indoor grill pan or even a skillet—because burgers are delicious no matter how you cook 'em!

classic cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato
Will Dickey
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Classic Cheeseburger

This recipe is a tried-and-true classic! The patty is a blend of ground beef and ground sirloin, and the cheese is traditional yellow American, so it's nicely melted.

Get the Classic Cheeseburger recipe.


lamb burgers with feta and olive on toothpick
Will Dickey
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Lamb Burgers

Hearty, spiced ground lamb is the basis for these Mediterranean-inspired burgers. If you're not sure you like lamb, try a mixture of half ground lamb and half ground beef. It's a fun way to try something new!

Get the Lamb Burgers recipe.

homemade chicken burgers with blue cheese and hot sauce on blue plate with potato chips
Will Dickey
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Homemade Chicken Burgers

Transform ground chicken into a juicy burger by adding sour cream for moisture and chives for flavor. They're perfect for when you want to eat a burger but you also want to eat something healthy.

Get the Homemade Chicken Burgers recipe.

hawaiian burgers with pineapple on plate with chips
Con Poulos
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Hawaiian Pizza Burgers

This is not your average burger recipe! Instead, it serves up the flavors of a Hawaiian pizza (including grilled pineapple, ham, and melty cheese) in burger form!

Get Ree's Hawaiian Pizza Burgers recipe.

cheeseburger salad with pickles and bun croutons
Caitlin Bensel
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Cheeseburger Salad

Transform your favorite cheeseburger into a creative salad that's filling and just as tasty as the original. What's our favorite part? The sesame bun croutons, of course!

Get the Cheeseburger Salad recipe.


chipotle black bean burgers with tomato
Ralph Smith
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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Don't tell Ladd Drummond, but Ree is actually a big fan of meatless burgers—especially when they're loaded with hearty beans and chipotle chiles.

Get Ree's Chipotle Black Bean Burger recipe.

bison burgers with bbq sauce cheese onions and pickles
Will Dickey
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Bison Burgers

Ground bison is a great, lean alternative for ground beef—and it makes for a thick, juicy burger. Just top it off with cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, and pickles and dinner is served!

Get the Bison Burgers recipe.

salisbury steak burgers with onions and sweet potato fries on the side
Ghazalle Badiozamani
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Salisbury Steak Burgers

Salisbury steak is a classic dish made from ground beef patties, so it only makes sense to turn it into a burger. The traditional version has a gravy on top but these burgers get a savory onion topping that's even more delicious.

Get Ree's Salisbury Steak Burgers.

turkey burgers with avocado and cheese
Will Dickey
9 of 21
Turkey Burgers

A weeknight meal that's ready in just 15 minutes? Yes, please! These quick turkey burgers can easily be made on the grill or on the stovetop, and they can also be customized based on your family's preferences.

Get the Turkey Burgers recipe.

sausage and peppers burgers on seeded bun with chips on side wood board
Ralph Smith
10 of 21
Sausage-and-Peppers Burgers

Here's a fun burger idea: Instead of your typical lettuce and tomato topping, switch things up with sautéed onions, peppers, and melty provolone cheese.

Get Ree's Sausage-and-Peppers Burger recipe.


ranch turkey burgers with bacon and cheddar on pretzel bun with chips on side
Ralph Smith
11 of 21
Ranch Turkey Burgers with Bacon and Cheddar

These turkey burgers are made with garlic, fresh dill, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce—so they're loaded with flavor. Plus, they get an extra boost of goodness from the crispy bacon and Dijon-mayo.

Get Ree's Ranch Turkey Burgers with Bacon and Cheddar recipe.

veggie burger with red onion lettuce on bun close up
Caitlin Bensel
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Veggie Burgers

You won't even miss the meat in these tasty burgers. The grain-packed patties are hearty, flavorful, and good for you, too!

Get the Veggie Burgers recipe.

green chile cheeseburgers on bun
Ralph Smith
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Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Kick things up at your next backyard cookout—these all-beef burgers are topped with poblano peppers and pepper jack cheese.

Get Ree's Green Chile Cheeseburgers recipe.

everything burgers on yellow plate with chips
Ryan Dausch
14 of 21
Everything Burgers

Just like everyone's favorite bagel flavor, these beef burger patties are sandwiched between everything-seasoned buns. They even have a cream cheese and pesto spread.

Get Ree's Everything Burgers recipe.

blt sliders with toothpicks on orange platter
Ryan Dausch
15 of 21
BLT Sliders

Sliders are basically just mini versions of your favorite burger recipe. Best of all, there's no flipping required! You can simply cook them all under the broiler at the same time.

Get Ree's BLT Sliders recipe.


greek style turkey burgers with feta and cucumbers in pita
Ralph Smith
16 of 21
Greek-Style Turkey Burgers

Instead of your typical bun and burger toppings, these turkey burgers are loaded into pita pockets with cucumber, feta, and a creamy tzatziki sauce. Serve them up with Greek lemon potatoes on the side.

Get Ree's Greek-Style Turkey Burgers recipe.

salmon burgers with glaze and cucumbers on buns
Ralph Smith
17 of 21
Salmon Burgers with Sesame-Soy Glaze

These salmon burgers are a great way to introduce more fish into your weeknight routine. They're covered in a sticky glaze and served with a minty cucumber salad.

Get Ree's Salmon Burgers with Sesame-Soy Glaze recipe.

bacon cheeseburger close up
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Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

The combination of smoky bacon, melty cheese, and hearty beef patties is what makes these classic burgers so popular. They're also ready in just 30 minutes!

Get the Classic Bacon Cheeseburger recipe.

portobello mushroom burger with sprouts
Will Dickey
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Portobello Mushroom Burger

While this might not be your typical burger recipe, it's a great meat-free dish to have on hand. Don't worry, the meaty texture and savory flavor of the marinated portobello mushroom is sure to be a hit with everyone at your cookout.

Get Ree's Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe.

freddys burgers double patty with cheese on red plate
The Pioneer Woman
20 of 21
Freddy's Burgers

This fast food-style burger is a Drummond family favorite. The double patties are thin, crispy, and delicious when layered with melty cheese.

Get Ree's Freddy's Burgers recipe.


caribbean burgers with mango slaw
Ryan Dausch
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Caribbean Burgers with Mango Slaw

To give these burgers their island flavor, they're made with teriyaki sauce, fresh ginger, and Sriracha sauce. Plus, you can pair one with mango slaw for serving.

Get Ree's Caribbean Burgers with Mango Slaw recipe.

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