We haven’t met anyone yet that doesn’t like a burger. A floury bread bun, filled with a patty (meat, veg, or fish… Your choice) and topped with lashings of tasty sauce, salad, and the odd surprise or two. Surprise? Absolutely, take a look at our list of easy homemade hamburger recipes and be amazed at some of the things we manage to sneak in!
Best Hamburger Recipes To Make At Home
It is always best to start simple. We’ve all had a cheeseburger at one time or another. While it might seem a little mainstream, there is plenty of scopes to accessorize and make your cheeseburger into something really special. What do we mean? Well, your choice of cheese for a start. Go mainstream with a slice of cheddar, but to really mix it up, why not try a slice of fiery Mexicana or perhaps a thick wedge of squeaky halloumi?
2. McDonald’s Big Mac
We couldn’t put together a list of burger recipes without including one of the most well renowned burgers ever. The has to go to McDonald’s and their big mac which washes down well with their french fries and even a shamrock shake, divine!
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3. Brazilian Burger
Regular burgers are great, but sometimes you just want something a little different. This combines all of the great flavors of a burger with a Brazilian influence. Bacon, chimichurri, an avocado mayonnaise, and a dash of cumin are all combined. There are quite a few ingredients in this recipe, but it is worth the extra time and effort to create something super special.
4. Cheeseburger Tacos
If you aren’t the biggest fan of floury white burger buns (why ever not?), then this is a great alternative. It contains all of the taste of a cheeseburger, but in place of a bun, we use crispy tacos instead. This is a great alternative dinner party idea. Serve the ingredients in separate dishes, and just let everyone assemble their own! Be sure to create your own homemade burger sauce for a real personal touch!
If you’re feeling creative also check out this cheeseburger pie.
5. Bulgogi Burgers
Bulgogi burgers are just a little bit different. They include a little sugar, soy sauce, and some Korean gochujang seasoning! This is a burger with a real Asian influence and is a great dish to serve if a plain old cheeseburger isn’t going to cut it. We like to make a quick pickle cucumber relish to accompany this dish. It works really well to bring out the flavors of this sweet and savory burger.
6. Beetroot and Horseradish Burger
Don’t be fooled by the name. This certainly isn’t a vegetarian burger! It contains a juicy and thick beef patty! We often serve homemade horseradish sauce with roast beef when cooking a Sunday roast. So, we thought it would work with ground beef just as well as roast beef! This is the result. The bright red beetroot gives your burger a splash of color, and because it is pickled, it is crunchy and sweet.
7. Steak and Peppercorn Burger
Speaking of traditional accompaniments to steak, check this out. When it comes to sauces for meat, peppercorn has to be the king of them all. We serve the peppercorn sauce alongside the burger in a wide bowl. You can take a dip into the sauce at your leisure. It goes so well with mouthfuls of juicy meat. The trick is to soak it long enough that the bun soaks up the sauce, but not too long that it goes soggy.
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8. Raclette Burger
This burger is so tasty… But be warned, you will want a steady supply of paper napkins to hand as it does get a little messy. Juice running down our wrists? Yes, please. Raclette is traditionally used as a loose cheese dip. We’ve combined it with a burger to make a juicy, delicious, and really cheesy dish.
9. Jalapeno Rarebit Burger
If you aren’t aware, rarebit is the posh name for cheese on toast! This should give you an idea of what this burger is all about. We like to use nacho cheese in this recipe. We also top our burgers with a few jalapenos for a little bit of chili heat. A top tip with this recipe is to smash your burgers down, so they get frilly edges. These cook a little quicker than the rest of the burger, so you’ll get crispy edges. Delicious!
10. The Works
As Buddha once said… “Make me one with everything”. This is exactly what we do when we create this behemoth of a burger. Five guys have got nothing on us! We even include our very own homemade burger sauce, along with pickled onions, pickle, relish, lettuce, cheese, bacon, and so much more. There’s no way you will fit this in your mouth… We actually challenge you to finish it.
Having covered many variations of copycat kfc recipes on this website, the zinger was one of the most fun to make. Nowadays, it’s rare for me to not have tried out a burger dish at home myself. This burger happened to be one of those until recently and I was so glad I made it. Quick and easy to put together and we even have the entire recipe on our site. Just don’t be shocked if it turns out better than the original.
12. Juicy Lucy Burger
This is a burger with a twist. The cheese isn’t served on top but is hidden inside the burger. The technique we use is to sandwich the cheese between two burger patties and then press around the edges to seal. As the burger cooks, the cheese inside melts. When you bite into the burger, you’ll be met with all that meaty goodness plus a mouthful of molten cheese.
13. Double Swiss Chili Burger
There’s nothing too fancy about this burger. Its simplicity is what makes it so great. The secret actually lies in the relish. We make it from a mixture of cornichons, green chilis, and a finely sliced onion. We combine all of this with a splash of tangy vinegar and a spoonful of sugar before leaving it a while to soak and pickle. You’ll want to make this ahead of time to let the vinegar do its work!
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14. Bacon and Blue Cheese Burger
This delicious burger is full of strong flavors. We have salty and slightly sweet rashers of bacon, all topped with a strong blue cheese. We go a little unconventional in how we create the patties. We add cubes of crumbly blue cheese to the ground beef before we create the burger. This way, every mouthful contains a bite of blue cheese, and it keeps the burger really juicy too!
15. Korean Burger
Another burger with an oriental influence. There isn’t anything too obscure in this burger recipe, and the flavor is pretty mild. Give it a go! To create that Asian taste, we add a little kimchi paste to the beef. You should be able to find it in most Asian stores. We top the burgers with heaps of homemade slaw and a few slices of lettuce leaves.
16. Piggy Burger
You can’t have failed to notice that over the years, pulled pork has found its way into just about every dish. Burgers are no exception, and this burger takes its name because it is topped with a thick layer of juicy and succulent pulled pork. Oh, and don’t forget the BBQ sauce. We like to make our own, but store-bought will work just as well!
17. Sloppy Joe Burger
Sloppy Joes are famous the world over. We can never figure out whether it’s weird that we eat them with a knife and fork to avoid making a mess? Sloppy joes include everything you traditionally love on a burger, cheese, slaw, lettuce, tomato… With another addition. We smother each burger in a rich and indulgent pasta sauce.
18. Falafel Burger
The first time I made falafels from our Lebanese recipes it became an instant hit with my family. Vegetarians and vegans don’t need to feel like they are missing out. While we aren’t vegetarian, we sometimes love to make this as it is just as tasty as any of our beef burgers. Falafel is patties made from ground chickpeas. While this may sound dull, it is actually really tasty. Be sure to season your falafel with heaps of cumin and include plenty of sauce to stop the burger from being dry.
19. Mushroom Burger
We aren’t talking about tiny white mushrooms here. We are talking portobello mushrooms. If you aren’t aware, these have huge cups that are just the right size for adding to the top of a juicy patty. Mushrooms tend to absorb moisture. This is great as it means that your burger is always going to be super juicy.
We’ve got you covered with other mushroom recipe ideas, if you’re also looking for those.
20. Garden Burger
This is another vegetarian burger recipe that is worthy of note. The name comes from the fact this it is stuffed with vegetables you’d normally find growing in a garden. This includes tasty zucchini, eggplant, sweet red onions, and chunky tomato salsa.
21. Freekeh Burger
If you haven’t heard of freekeh before, then you might want to start here. It is a super nutritious bean. Once it has been cooked, it swells with a lovely taste and texture. When cooled, you can blitz it and form it into a patty, very similar to falafel. The burgers toast and get a crisp crust on the outside.
22. Lime and Chilli Chicken Burger
Let’s not neglect the humble chicken breast. This recipe is superb. To get the best flavor, we recommend marinating your chicken breast for at least an hour. This burger is a little different and really low in fat. To make it, we soak a juicy chicken breast in a mixture of oil, chili, and lime juice before grilling to perfection and serving between a floury burger bun.
23. Asian Chicken Burger
The chicken doesn’t have to be Asian… Joking aside, this is one to definitely add to the list. We recommend using a blender to make ground chicken. We combine it with Asian recipe staples such as lemongrass, sesame oil, and cilantro. We also add a large dash of sriracha sauce to give it a garlic and chili kick! These burgers are baked, not fried. You can also grill them if you want to keep them super lean.
24. Spiced Turkey Burger
As healthy meats go, turkey tops the bill. It is really low in fat. To stop the turkey from tasting a little bland, we supplement it with a little squeeze of chipotle sauce. This recipe has a secret addition… We make pea guacamole by blending green peas, onion, cumin, and yogurt. It is similar to avocado but is much lower in fat.
25. Thai Salmon Burger
Salmon fishcakes are a great way to use up any salmon leftover from the day before. This recipe can also be made with canned salmon. The key lies in finding a nice Thai curry paste to combine with flakes of salmon and soft sweet potato. We combine it with a Thai-inspired slaw that contains lime juice, sugar, and fish sauce. You can use leftover salmon to make food the next day. We have so many salmon recipes on our site but are you surprised to see one inside a burger?
26. Fish Burger
We call this a burger, but in truth, it is a slice of succulent fish that is dusted with a subtle spice mix before being fried until crispy. Make sure you open the windows when cooking! It’s a simple midweek supper and can be assembled in mere minutes. We finish the burger off with a large dash of chili mayo.
27. The British Chippy Burger
Fish and chips are part of Britain’s culture and are reflected in this burger. It has everything that you’d expect to find in a chip shop, all in one handheld taste sensation. A crispy battered fish fillet sits among a soft bun with a mushy pea topping. Oh, and don’t forget the tartare sauce!
28. Butter Burger
If you’ve ever had a burger that was a little bit dry, then this could be the one for you. This one comes with a warning. It absolutely isn’t waistline-friendly… Why? Because it is made with lashings of butter. We fry the onions in it. They soak it all up and turn your burger really juicy! Any leftover butter isn’t wasted. We spread it all over the bun!
29. New York Deli Burger
New York is the city when it comes to fast food. You’ll find a deli on practically every corner! This burger nods to those deli sandwiches where you can fill two slices of bread with just about anything. Ours includes pastrami, Emmental cheese, pickled cabbage, and a horseradish sauce for a little fire!
We are sure that you will find something you like among our simple hamburger recipes. We’ve got fish, beef, pork, and even vegetarian options! The trick to making a tasty burger is to go wild with the ingredients. Feel free to adapt any of the above as your see fit. Which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.