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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.