What is the best burger recipe to try at the next family barbecue?

by John Griffith

Are you running out of ideas what to cook? Maybe you are preparing a movie night and are looking for the perfect movie night dinner. Are you organizing a family barbecue? Or are you simply trying to figure out your 4th July menu? Well, no matter which one of these you are doing, the answer is one – burgers. Burgers are a versatile, easy to cook meal, that is also nutritious and, believe it or not, can be quite healthy. So, we have prepared an article which is going to help you decide what is the best burger recipe to try. Here you will find 8 different recipes, which are going to satisfy even the most picky eaters and are definitely going to turn you into the hostess with the mostest.

Satisfy everyone’s cravings with these delicious burgers

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Best burger patty recipe to try


  • 2lbs. ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

You can add anything to your burger to compliment this delicious patty

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  1. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients with your hands until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Press the mixture down in the bowl. Cut and divide into 6 pieces.
  3. Preheat a grill or a skillet at 400 degrees.
  4. Grab one piece of the meat mixture and shape it into a patty. Make sure the patties are slightly larger than the buns to account for shrinkage.
  5. Grill the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. Stack on the buns and add any toppings you like.

Serve with french fries as a side dish

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Source: A Spicy Perspective

Delicious recipe for spiced lamb burger patties

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Best burger recipe for lovers of lamb


  • 2lbs ground lamb
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Once again the toppings are up to you

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  1. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together until mixture is smooth.
  2. Divide into 6 even parts.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium-high. Cook patties for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Assemble the burger with toppings of your choice.

Keep it simple and let the patty be the main ingredient

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High protein vegan burger recipe

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Vegan burger recipe


  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein
  • 1/2 cup cooked red kidney beans
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp each – paprika, ground chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten

Who says burgers don’t have a healthy option

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  1. Bring water to a boil, add the textured vegetable protein and let simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a food processor add the beans, oil, tomato paste, maple syrup, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, liquid smoke, spices and water. Process until it forms a puree.
  3. Add the textured vegetable protein and process again until it is finely chopped.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and add the vital wheat gluten. Mix with your hands and divide into 3. Form into patties and wrap in parchment paper and then aluminium foil.
  5. Transfer into a pressure cooker and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Pan fry on each side until golden brown.
  7. Stack into a burger and add the toppings of your choice.

It might seem difficult to make, but it is definitely worth it

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Now it is time for another veggie option, but this time it is keto

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Easy hamburger recipes to try


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6oz. button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 zucchini, finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12oz shelled edamame
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp psylium husk

Healthy and delicious

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan heat the olive oil over medium high. Add the mushrooms zucchini and onion. Saute for about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a food processor add the edamame, chia seeds, mustard, soy sauce, tomato paste, water and process.
  4. Transfer the processed mixture into the bowl with the sauteed veggies. Then, add the almond flour and psylium husk. Mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Divide into 6 and form each piece into a pattie. Place onto a paper lined baking tray and season with garlic and salt.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  7. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

If you haven’t reached this consistency you can add more water

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Ready for another easy, helthy burger recipe?

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Turkey burger recipe


  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6oz. mushrooms, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • salt and black pepper

Choose healthy toppings

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes. Then, add the garlic, cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and stir in the Worcestershire sauce. Set aside until warm.
  2. Mix the mushroom mixture with the ground turkey. Separate into 4 parts. Form each one into a patty.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the pattie for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve on the buns with toppings of your choice

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Spicy burgers with bacon

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Best burger recipe with bacon


  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 8oz bacon, diced
  • 1-3 jalapenos, grated
  • 1 tbsp burger grill seasoning
  • 8 brioche buns
  • 8 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup french fried onions
  • 8 leaves lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced dill pickles

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  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. In a bowl mix the beef, bacon, jalapenos and seasoning with your hands until fully combined.
  3. Divide into 8 and form into patties.
  4. Place on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Stack on a bun immediately and place a slice of cheese on top, so it melts. Top with lettuce, tomato slices, pickkles, barbecue sauce and fried onions.

A meaty delight

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Source: A Spicy Perspective

A rich, juicy burger recipe

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Best hamburger recipe


For the patty:

  • 2lbs ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 onions, sliced into rings
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 8 slices of cheese

For the hamburger:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • relish
  • sliced pickles

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  1. Divide the beef into 4 and form into patties. Season with salt and pepper on each side.
  2. In a skillet heat 1 tbsp oil over high heat. Add the onion and cook until caramelized. Season with salt and remove.
  3. Add another tbsp oil and add the patties. Cook for 2 minutes on each side. Top with cheese. Cover with lid and cook until the cheese is melted.
  4. Toast the buns slightly.
  5. Top the bun with sauce of your choice. Add the lettuce, tomato, patty, onions, pickles and finish with another sauce. Top with the other bun.


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Now it is time for our final recipe

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Our final best burger recipe you have to try


  • 1 1/2lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 slices cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • toppings of your choice

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  1. In a bowl mix the ground beef, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, molasses, salt and pepper with your hands until mixture is smooth.
  2. Divide into 4 and shape into patties.
  3. Heat oil into a grill pan on medium high heat and cook the burgers for about 6 minutes on each side.
  4. Top with cheese, cover with lid until it is melted.
  5. Remove the patties and slightly grill the buns.
  6. Stack the buns with the patties, cheese and the rest of the toppings you have chosen.

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Burgers may be an American thing, but they are definitely beloved internationally

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Make your own avocado buns for an interesting looking burger

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Idea for spooky Halloween burgers

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Oh my goodness!

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Don’t be afraid to put more sauce

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.