19+ Best Gourmet Burger Recipes

Summertime means grilling, and these gourmet burger recipes are just the thing for your next grilling night. These unique recipes will make you want to have burger night every night!

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These are the best gourmet burger recipes! If you’ve ever wondered how to make fancy burgers at home, you are going to be surprised at how easy they are!

I love grilling out during the summer. And of all of the grilling possibilities, like chicken, steaks or even veggies, burgers have got to be my favorite! I always love a classic burger with American cheese and ketchup, but sometimes I like to kick them up a notch. 

These gourmet burger recipes are topped with everything from bacon, lettuce and tomato to caramelized onions, onion ring toppers, aioli sauces, spicy pickles and apples and vegetables. The possibilities are endless (and delicious!) 

A great burger starts with a the perfect patty. While some of these creations have a special blend of meat and spices, others have nothing but quality ground beef.

Here are a few tips for the best gourmet burger recipes: 

  • Use quality ground beef.
  • Don’t overwork the meat, it can make it tough.
  • Never press down on the patty while you are cooking it, you’ll press out all the juices. Everyone wants a juicy burger!
  • Allow your burger patty to rest before serving. 
  • Use a bun that can handle the toppings you plan to use- brioche buns, Kaiser and sesame seed rolls are good picks.

Also keep in mind that any of these creations can be made into a chicken sandwich or turkey burger!

A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Aioli, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll. #gourmetburgers #truffleburgers www.savoryexperiments.com

Garlic Truffle Burgers

4.77 from 17 votes
A Garlic Truffle Burger is the perfect way to make a gourmet burger at home. Truffle Aioli, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a juicy burger patty on a buttery brioche roll.
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Cowboy Burger

4.39 from 13 votes
The best burger you will ever sink your teeth into is the Cowboy Burger. Double patties topped with cheddar, blue cheese, onion strings, BBQ sauce, bacon and topped with honey habanero pickles.
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Hot Honey Burgers

4.67 from 6 votes
A juicy BUBBA burger topped with chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese, fresh butter lettuce, tangy pepper spread, sweet and spicy honey and all held together with a poppy seed onion bun
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Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

4.58 from 7 votes
Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers are the ultimate in juicy and sweet gourmet burgers using field greens, onion jam, pineapple slices and teriyaki sauce.
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Mushroom Swiss Burgers

4.62 from 13 votes
Rich mushroom gravy and lacy Swiss cheese make this MushroomSwiss Burger one of the best you’ll ever sink your teeth into!
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Open Face Pizza Burgers

4.63 from 8 votes
A juicy BUBBA burger on top of a toasted English muffin topped with pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese and zesty pepperoni bites.
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Best Burger Recipe in the Skillet

4.40 from 41 votes
Ready to make the BEST hamburgers at home without a grill? These easy Skillet Hamburgers are simple to put together and ready in less than 30 minutes for the perfect diner-style meal at home.
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Greek Lamb Burgers

4 from 6 votes
Greek Lamb Burgers are blended with lemon zest and spices then topped with a lemony mint yogurt sauce, pickled onions and feta cheese. The perfect juicy burger on the grill.
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breakfast burger with a runny egg

Breakfast Burgers

4.88 from 8 votes
Breakfast burgers are the perfect protein packed way to start the day. A juicy burger with white cheddar, arugula, bacon and jammy egg.
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Smash Burger Recipe

4.39 from 13 votes
A smash burger is a thin, buttery burger with crunchy lacey edges on a buttered and somewhat limp bun. DELICIOUSNESS!
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Juicy Lucy Burgers

4.50 from 6 votes
EASY Juicy Lucy Burgers are great for a quick weeknight meal. Seasoned beef oozing with melted cheese, you will never want regular cheeseburgers again!
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Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream.

Mexican Taco Hamburgers

5 from 6 votes
Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream.
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ranch burger on a plate with fries

Juicy Ranch Burgers

4.75 from 56 votes
No time for boring burgers after you've tried this Ranch Burgers recipe! Only 3 ingredients, plus your favorite burger toppings!
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Red Wine Shiitake Burger- earthy and sweet, these toppings make the perfect artisan hamburger at home! www.savoryexperiments.com

Red Wine Shiitake Burger Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Red Wine Shiitake Burger- earthy and sweet, these toppings make the perfect artisan hamburger at home! 
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5 from 1 vote
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Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers

4.60 from 15 votes
What do you get when you combine cranberry sauce, turkey and a brioche roll? These amazing Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers! So juicy and delicious!
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Bacon Onion Jam Burgers

Delicious bacon jam with white cheddar and arugula is a finger-lickin’ good burger!
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Spicy candied bacon burger with a knife through it

Spicy and Smoky Candied Bacon Burger

This is not your typical bacon burger! This Spicy and Smoky Candied Bacon Burger is topped with a delicious candied bacon, onion straw, and a sauce that is out of this world!
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Four greek burger on a white platter

Healthy Greek Burgers

These healthy Greek burgers are made using ground beef mixed with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes, then drizzled with a delicious tzatziki sauce!
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Prosciutto pesto burger on a black surface

Prosciutto Pesto Burger

This Prosciutto Pesto Burger is fresh, salty, sweet and savory all at the same time! It’s like a party in your mouth!
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Deluxe Pizza Burger

Loaded to the max with all your favorite pizza toppings, this Deluxe Pizza Burger will become a new family favorite!
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BBQ crunch burger on a white plate

Triple BBQ Crunch Burger

If you like barbecue sauce/flavor then this Triple BBQ Crunch Burger is for you! It has just the right amount of flavor and crunch!
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Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burgers

These ridiculously tasty Apple Cranberry Brie Turkey Burgers are topped with seasonal favorites and served up slider-style with fig preserves!
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Salmon dill burger with sweet potato fries

Salmon Dill Burger

This juicy, aromatic Salmon Dill Burger is paired with spicy lime infused refreshing aioli and crunchy sweet potato fries with creamy avocado dipping sauce!
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Chesapeake crab burger on a red, white and blue plate

Chesapeake Crab Burger

This Chesapeake Crab Burger is a beef patty grilled to perfection then topped with lump crab meat in a flavorful sauce. Double the meat for double the flavor!
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Pineapple jalapeno burger on a wooden board

Pineapple Jalapeno Burger

This Pineapple Jalapeno Burger has the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! One of the best gourmet burger recipes to celebrate summer with!
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Loaded Italian Sausage Burger with a flag

Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers

Grill something different with these Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers! They’re loaded with roasted red bell peppers, pepper rings, and fresh basil.
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Stroganoff burger with broccoli on a white plate

Beef Stroganoff Burgers

Combine your favorite comfort food with your favorite BBQ staple! These Beef Stroganoff Burgers are creamy and delicious.
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Two portobello burgers on a board

Grilled Portobello Burgers

Grilled Portobello Burgers with a zesty avocado chimichurri, this easy 30 minute burger will be a hit this summer!
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Close up of a green chili turkey burger

This Green Chili Turkey Burger

This Green Chili Turkey Burger is an easy, healthy turkey burger made on the stovetop featuring canned green chilis and a quick and easy avocado-mayonnaise spread!
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easy salmon burgers

Easy Salmon Burgers

5 from 9 votes
Made with sockeye salmon and flavored with tangy lemon & dill, these EASY delicious Salmon Burgers are on the table in less than 30 minutes!
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Making burgers? Maybe you should also make some hot dogs !

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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. This list is seriously making me drool! So many great options for classic and unique burgers! Can’t wait to try!

  2. What a heavenly post! My husband and I LOVE to try gourmet burger and we are always making our own here at home as well. Your Triple BBQ Crunch Burger is really calling my name! We might have to try that one first!

  3. I’m pinning this for later! I love burgers and this is quite the round up of delicious burger recipes!

  4. All these burgers look delicious! The Garlic Truffle Burger and the Salmon DIll Burger are calling my name!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m doing a burger bar for a party and found a lot of great ideas for toppings here. Thanks!

  6. my goodness what an amazing roundup I dont know where to start they
    all of over the top delicious looking!

  7. WOW what a great burger collection! Every single burger looks and sounds so delicious I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START 🙂

  8. Wow- so many delicious burgers! I love the idea of guacamole on a burger- and the cowboy burger looks so good as well!