Are you tired of the same old burgers? One of these 34 Unique Burger Recipes is sure to shake up your usual routine and transform your grilling game. From unexpected flavor combinations to inventive toppings, these recipes are designed to excite your taste buds and impress your friends.

From Wagyu burgers, Elk burgers, Boar burgers – and yes, vegetarian burgers – there’s a burger here for everyone.

Smash Burgers Tacos with Big Mac Sauce

Smash Burger Tacos. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.
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Spice up burger night with these super fun Smash Burger Tacos. It’s basically just a cheeseburger, but you eat it like a taco. Taco Burgers cook really fast, and you get to load them up with extra toppings. THE BEST!

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Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers. Photo Credit: State of Dinner.

Simple ingredients and old-school techniques come together to make these iconic Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers. You’re going to love the flavors of the onion and cheese all blending with the juicy hamburger patty! Smashed onion burgers are sure to become a favorite family dinner night recipe.

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Burger Sauce Recipe

Big Mac Sauce. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Big Mac Sauce is the perfect balance of tangy, creamy, and slightly sweet flavors, all coming together to create a taste sensation like no other. This legendary condiment is the secret behind McDonald’s iconic Big Mac, and now you can enjoy a homemade version in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Elk Burger

Elk Burger. Photo Credit: State of Dinner.

This juicy Elk Burger recipe is a lean but flavorful alternative to a traditional beef burger. Whether you purchase your elk meat from the store or you have it ground fresh, you can make them juicy and delicious with just a few simple steps!

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Maid-Rite Sandwiches

Maid-Rite Sandwiches. Photo Credit: State of Dinner.

Inspired by the famous Maid-Rite Sandwiches, this copycat Loose Meat Sandwich recipe brings the flavors of Iowa right to your kitchen. With a secret ingredient twist, these sandwiches are packed with flavor and make a simple weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.

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Wagyu Burger

Wagyu Burger. Photo Credit: Peel with Zeal.

An affordable way to try authentic Wagyu beef, a Wagyu Burger is tender, melts in your mouth, is juicy, and has just a slight bit of sweetness. Our Wagyu burger recipe is made with creamy aioli, crispy bacon, and blue cheese.

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Tex Mex Burgers with Guacamole

Tex Mex Burgers with Guacamole. Photo Credit: Inquiring Chef.

Tex-Mex Burgers with Guacamole are a fun, flavorful twist on classic burgers. Seasoned with a blend of spices and topped with guacamole and cheese, these Southwestern-inspired burgers are absolutely packed with flavor.

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Brioche Burger Buns

Brioche Burger Buns. Photo Credit: Inquiring Chef.

These soft, pastry-like Brioche Burger Buns will change the way you look at the humble burger bun. A rich combination of eggs and butter comes together to create a tender melt-in-your-mouth texture and a taste that’s impossible to resist. Storing and freezing the buns is easy, they thaw quickly, so you can enjoy that bakery-fresh taste all over again.

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Salmon Burgers with Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce

Salmon Burgers. Photo Credit: Inquiring Chef.

Want to mix up your burger routine? Try these tender Salmon Burgers with Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce. Lighter than your standard beef burger and packed with flavor, use a food processor to make quick work of the creamy sauce and chopping the salmon. No knife-work required!

Get the Recipe: Salmon Burgers with Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Photo Credit: Inquiring Chef.

Made with cooked quinoa, black beans for texture, and quick cook oats to hold everything together, Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers are packed with protein and hold their shape well.

Get the Recipe: Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Patty Melts

Patty Melts. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

Patty Melts are the ultimate hot sandwich, with juicy smashed burgers layered with melty cheese and caramelized onions, all grilled up in crisp sourdough bread.

Get the Recipe: Patty Melts

BBQ Ranch Hamburgers

BBQ Ranch Hamburgers. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Are you looking for a simple and mouthwatering recipe to impress your friends and family at your next BBQ? Look no further than these BBQ Ranch Hamburgers! Packed with flavor and easy to make, these burgers are sure to be a hit.

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Fast Food-Inspired Smash Burger

Fast Food-Inspired Smash Burger. Photo Credit: Inquiring Chef.

Recreate a delicious Fast Food-Inspired Smash Burger in your home kitchen with fresh ingredients and a tangy, creamy sauce. Smash burgers are thin, so they cook fast.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders in Hawaiian Rolls

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders in Hawaiian Rolls. Image Credit: Image credit goes to.

These Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders in Hawaiian Rolls are basically mini oven-baked burgers made with seasoned ground beef, bacon, and lots of cheese. We then brush the top of the Hawaiian rolls with lots of butter and sprinkle with Everything Bagel seasoning. SO YUM!

Caution: These Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders are dangerously delicious…and it is very hard to stop at one!

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Smoked Burgers

Smoked Burgers. Photo Credit: Sweet Tea & Thyme.

If you’ve never had Smoked Burgers, prepare to never go back to anything else! This recipe makes for a seriously juicy burger but requires minimal effort, it’s perfect for cookouts, potlucks, and any other summer parties you’re hosting or heading to this season!

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Bacon Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Bacon Burgers with Caramelized Onions. Photo Credit: Sweet Tea & Thyme.

Bacon Burgers with Caramelized Onions are juicy, flavorful, bacon-packed burgers ready for the grill this summer, topped with delicious caramelized onions.

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Wild Boar Burger

Wild Boar Burger. Photo Credit: A Grill for All Seasons.

This Wild Boar Burger is a great way to cook burger patties! This high-protein recipe is fast and easy to make – and a perfect way to make a good burger loaded with flavor. Grab your favorite burger toppings and enjoy.

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Juicy Lucy

Juicy Lucy. Photo Credit: Sweet Tea & Thyme.

A Midwestern favorite. the Juicy Lucy burger’s patty has a secret: molten cheese inside!

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CopyCat White Castle Sliders

CopyCat White Castle Sliders. Photo Credit: Cincy Shopper.

These CopyCat White Castle Sliders are super simple to make right at home. They are perfect for feeding a crowd or even a great dinner idea. It’s such a fun appetizer or meal. The perfect party burger.

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How to Grill Frozen Burgers

How to Grill Frozen Burgers. Photo Credit: A Grill for All Seasons.

Knowing How to Grill Frozen Burgers is key to being king of the grill! Turn frozen burgers into gourmet, delicious bites with little effort. From bacon Swiss burgers to a New Jersey classic, knowing how to grill frozen burgers will have all your guests coming back for seconds.

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Traeger Burger Recipe

Traeger Burger Recipe. Photo Credit: A Grill for All Seasons.

When it comes to grilling, there’s nothing quite like this Traeger Burger Recipe. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just for yourself, these burgers are sure to please. Made with 100% ground beef and your favorite toppings, Traeger burgers are juicy, flavorful, and easy to make. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy the best burger you’ve ever had.

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Wagyu Beef Burger

Wagyu Beef Burger. Photo Credit: A Grill for All Seasons.

Hello Wagyu Beef Burger. This juicy burger recipe will have you dreaming about the next time you make it. Get the grill ready – there’s about to be a new favorite burger in town. Made with simple seasonings and simplicity, this just might be the best way to grill burgers ever.

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Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Big Mac Sloppy Joes. Photo Credit: Honey Bunch Hunts.

Big Mac Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on the Big Mac Sandwich from McDonalds. These hearty sandwiches are delicious as a main meal but are also great as sliders at your next football party!

Get the Recipe: Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Blue Cheese Burgers

Blue Cheese Burgers. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

These Blue Cheese Burgers are a great twist on the regular grilled hamburger. If you like blue cheese, you will love these easy-to-make burgers!

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Indian Inspired Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Indian Inspired Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce. Photo Credit: Ramshackle Pantry.

These Indian Inspired Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce aren’t your ordinary burger. The rich, juicy flavor of lamb mingles with exciting spices like garam masala and ginger. Then it’s topped off with a cool, creamy sauce that’s got mint, yogurt, and cucumber.

Get the Recipe: Indian Inspired Lamb Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Black and Blue Burgers

Black and Blue Burgers. Photo Credit: Ramshackle Pantry.

These Black and Blue Burgers are filled with tangy blue cheese, and topped with rosemary garlic mayo. Then, slabs of bacon are the exclamation point on these big burgers.

Get the Recipe: Black and Blue Burger

Make Your Own Ground Beef Patties

Make Your Own Ground Beef Patties. Photo Credit: Ramshackle Pantry.

You can easily Make Your Own Ground Beef Patties with just a little time and a food processor. You don’t need any stinkin’ meat grinder! Learn how easy it is with this delicious recipe that makes your burgers your own with the tools you have.

Get the Recipe: Make Your Own Ground Beef Patties

Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Chickpea Veggie Burgers. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

I swear, a simple, satisfying meatless burger has the power to change the world, and these delicious Chickpea Veggie Burgers are contenders, for sure — they’re just as tasty as beef, but so much better for you!

Get the Recipe: Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Chili Crisp Asian Burgers

Chili Crisp Asian Burgers. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

Juicy Chili Crisp Asian Burgers are the smash hit of this summer’s barbecue scene with cilantro and a delicious slaw.

Get the Recipe: Chili Crisp Asian Burgers

Homemade Falafel Burgers

Homemade Falafel Burgers. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

Discover a flavorful alternative to traditional burgers with Homemade Falafel Burgers. Get the recipe for this crispy and delicious plant-based meal.

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Big Boys’ Beef Burger

Big Boys’ Beef Burger. Photo Credit: The Flavor Bender.

This Big Boys’ Beef Burger is a spicy beef burger with beer and jalapeno cheese, spicy candied bacon, and chimichurri mayonnaise! A beef burger with incredible flavor, lots of heat, bacon, beef, and it’s big! What’s not to love?

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Hawaiian Burger

Hawaiian Burger. Photo Credit: Pitchfork Foodie.

A Hawaiian Burger is the most flavorful grilled burger EVER! It’s piled high with grilled pineapple, bacon, or ham, and the BEST creamy BBQ sauce! Be sure to add cheese to make them cheeseburgers!

Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Burger

Grilled Southwest Poblano Burgers

Grilled Southwest Poblano Burgers. Photo Credit: The Rustic Foodie.

These Grilled Southwest Poblano Burgers are juicy, made with ground beef, and topped with smoky roasted poblanos along with avocado guacamole. They are perfect if you’re looking for a grilled burger with a Southwestern twist! They’re smoky and topped with homemade guacamole and fresh cilantro.

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Jalapeño Grilled Burgers

Jalapeño Grilled Burgers. Photo Credit: The Rustic Foodie.

These juicy Jalapeño Grilled Burgers are made with ground beef and cooked to perfection! They’re topped with tangy pickled jalapeño burger sauce. There is nothing better during the summer months than biting into a juicy grilled burger.

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. Photo Credit: The Rustic Foodie.

This gluten-free Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe Recipe is made with ground beef, peppers, and served with Provolone cheese on toasted buns! If you are a fan of sandwiches I think you’ll love these ground beef Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. This easy weeknight meal offers a grown-up version of a childhood favorite.

Get the Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Southwest Burger

Southwest Burger. Photo Credit: Happy Honey Kitchen.

Fire up the grill and get ready to devour this spicy Southwest Burger with Chipotle Mayo, topped with cooling guacamole and fresh pico de gallo. The juicy burger patty is mixed with green chiles, crushed tortilla chips, cilantro, and taco seasonings for a spicy, smokey, and bold-flavored Tex-Mex burger.

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Hi, I'm Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

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