50 Burger Recipes

Fire up the grill! Food Network Magazine created 50 sizzling burgers — enough to keep you satisfied all season long!

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Burgers, Main Dish, Summer

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1. Classic Lightly mix 6 ounces ground beef chuck with a big pinch of kosher salt. Form into a ball, then into a 3/4-inch-thick patty; make an indentation in the center. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat; sprinkle the skillet with salt. Cook the burger 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve on a soft bun.

2. Cheese Make Classic Burger (No. 1). Top with 2 slices cheddar in the last minute of cooking (cover to melt). Serve on a sesame bun.

3. Blue Cheese Make Classic Burger (No. 1). Spread soft blue cheese on the inside of the bun and melt in the oven.

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4. Bacon Cheese Put bacon strips on a parchment-lined baking sheet; put another pan on top. Bake at 400 degrees F, 10 minutes, then uncover and bake 10 more minutes. Make Classic Burger (No. 1). Top with 2 slices cheddar in the last minute of cooking (cover to melt). Serve on a sesame bun with the bacon.

 

5. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Make Classic Burger (No. 1). Melt 2 slices muenster on the bun in the oven. Serve the burger, a fried egg and bacon (No. 4) on the bun.

6. Caramelized Onion Cook 2 sliced red onions in butter over low heat until caramelized, about 35 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Make Classic Burger (No. 1); top with the onions.

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7. Sliders Make Classic Burger (No. 1) as 2-ounce patties; cook 3 minutes per side. Top with Swiss in the last minute of cooking (cover to melt). Serve on mini potato buns with pickles and ketchup.

 

 

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8. Juicy Lucy Make Classic Burger (No. 1), but shape the meat into 2 flat patties. Lay 2 slices American cheese between them and form the meat around the cheese before cooking.

 

 

9. 'Shroom Cook 1 pound sliced mushrooms in butter until golden, then add 1 chopped garlic clove and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce and cook until crisp; add fresh parsley. Make Classic Burger (No. 1); top with the mushrooms.

10. BLT Cook 2 bacon slices in simmering water, 15 minutes. Drain and cool, then chop and mix with 4 ounces ground beef chuck. Shape and cook as directed for Classic Burger (No. 1); top with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.