15 Best Cheeseburger Recipes
The cheeseburger! It's easily as American as apple pie. We love the simplicity of a basic cheeseburger from the grill, of course. But sometimes we want to gild the lily a little. And these cheeseburger recipes add a little something extra — a spicy sauce, some over-the-top toppings, a secret stuffing — because, sometimes, more of a good thing is just the right amount!
Sunnyside Burger with Chipotle Aioli
Put an egg on it! "The combination of the egg and the aioli makes this burger special," says Chef V. "Grab a few napkins, it can get deliciously messy! When assembling the burger I recommend you spread the aioli on the bottom bun so the top bun is available for the egg."
Juicy Lucy Burgers
"The famous Juicy Lucy" says Cooking Mama. "A favorite of Minnesotans! Mmmm. So good. You MUST use American cheese on this to achieve the juiciness in the middle! I like sauteed mushrooms and onions on mine!"
"I am always looking for ways to jazz up the boring burger and came up with this after having a delicious caprese salad," says Sarah Stephan. "Be sure to use fresh basil and the marinated tomatoes are a must!"
Roasted jalapenos, Tabasco sauce, steak sauce, pepperjack cheese, and a secret ingredient make these burgers spicy and irresistible. "Oh, yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about!" says Mark Easter. "We may never grill straight-up burgers again. Outstanding!"
Li'l Woody's Farmers Market Burger
"L'il Woody's executive chef Cory Alfano said he was inspired by the fresh flavors of summer when he created this burger served as a weekly special at the beloved Seattle restaurant," says Leslie Kelly. "Imagine a nice summer Pacific Northwest day and wanting to grill some burgers with friends. Super easy, just go down to your local farmers market and pick up some fresh ingredients from local purveyors to make an amazingly light but meaty late-afternoon grilled burger. Heirloom tomatoes, arugula, red onions, local cheese, and grass-fed beef make this 'Farmers Market Burger' a sure thing."
Loaded Greek Burgers
"Tired of plain old 'burgers for summertime? Mix it up a bit by adding some classic Greek flavor: spinach, feta, roasted red pepper, and herbs...Yum!" says nickster. "Serve these burgers on a warm toasted Kaiser roll, with a delicious feta cheese spread, fresh lettuce, and tomato."
Juiciest Hamburgers Ever
"No more dry, lackluster burgers," says Jane. "These are juicy, and spices can be easily added or changed to suit anyone's taste. Baste frequently with your favorite BBQ sauce."
These Mexican-inspired burgers are topped with pepperjack cheese, onions, homemade pico de gallo, and guacamole. "Definitely worthy of more than five stars!" raves Christina. "Served these on toasted buns. All of the flavors blended perfectly. Delicious!"
Grilled Gorgonzola-Basil Burgers
"These burgers combine fresh basil, Gorgonzola cheese, and garlic, and it's easy enough for a quick and simple dinner. Serve them on toasted sourdough or ciabatta buns," says Caroline Anne. "I tasted these burgers in Athens, Georgia. They were so good that I made my own recipe."
Cream Cheese Jalapeno Hamburgers
"These are the BEST burgers I've ever had," says Noelle C. "My mother made a version of these, and I changed it a little. Instead of Jalapeno peppers, you can add anything, or just do the cream cheese. Trust me, you're family and/or guests will beg for the recipe!"
Cheddar Bacon Hamburgers with Horseradish
Horseradish adds a real zing to burgers with Cheddar cheese and bacon mixed right in. "I thought this was one of the best burgers I've in quite some time," raves Sheila LaLonde. "I followed the recipe, used sharp cheddar, adding some additional on top at the end. I used the bacon bits, which I thought added great flavor, along with the horseradish, which I felt was just the right amount."
Big Mac Clone
Two beef patties, special sauce, cheese, lettuce, pickles — you know the drill! "We loved this!" raves Christina. " I made single burgers (Mac Jr.'s) and made my patties about 4 ounces each. The family flipped over these. They really did taste just like a Big Mac!"
Grilled Mushroom Swiss Burgers
"If you want to kick this up a notch and make it taste like restaurant mushroom burger sauce, stir a little dollop of sour cream into your mushroom mixture after you've taken it off the heat," Tammy Lynn says. "Perfection!"
Big Bad Burgers
"We loved these! The burger itself was so moist and flavorful that it almost didn't need anything else," Christina says. "This was a winning combination!"
"Wow. Wow, wow, wow. My husband and I actually just finished these and he told me he just ate the best burger he's ever had, and he's had a lot of burgers! I'm so proud." — jkcooks