Best Burger Recipes (How to Make Burgers)

Burgers are one of those foods that EVERYONE should know how to make. I’ve gathered some of the BEST burger recipes and burger ideas, along with helpful information to help teach you how to make burgers perfectly. Whether you prefer beef, chicken or turkey burgers, or even veggie burgers, you’ll love these homemade burger recipes!

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Best Burger Recipes

Everyone needs to learn how to make burgers. They’re perfect for parties and BBQs, summer grilling, or even simple dinners at home with the family. I’ve collected the BEST burger recipes from my site and from a few other bloggers to give you some delicious and easy burger ideas.

These homemade burgers will absolutely blow you away. Whether you prefer a classic burger, chicken burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, or super unique burger-inspired dishes, you’ll find something (or many things) here to add to your menu.

I’m also answering a few questions you might be wondering when it comes to cooking burgers:

  • What’s the best way to cook burgers?
  • How long to cook burgers?
  • What is the ideal burger temperature?

In addition to delicious burger ideas, I’ve also collected the best side dishes for burgers (fries, chips, coleslaw, yum!) so you know exactly what to make with them. Enjoy!

I’ve gathered ALL of the information you need to make burgers, plus some of the best burger recipes to try out. Consider this your one stop homemade burger guide!

burgers and fries

close up on cheeseburger topped with onions and tomato

Kitchen Tools to Make Burgers

 Burger Ingredients List

  • Ground Beef (or chicken or turkey)
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Condiments
  • Burger Seasoning

burgers and fries

How to Make Burgers 

Want to make the BEST burgers? Here’s some information and tips to help you learn how to make burgers that are absolutely amazing every single time!

What’s the best way to cook burgers?

The best way to cook burgers depends on a few things. Can you cook outside on the grill, or do you need to cook in the kitchen? What equipment do you have available? How do you prefer to cook?

When it comes to making homemade burgers, there are three main ways to do it: grill burgers, bake or broil burgers in the oven, or cook burgers on the stove.

I have a how-to recipe for each method:

Burger Temperature Chart

What temperature should you cook your burgers? Follow this quick chart.

MEDIUM RARE: 130-135°F


MEDIUM WELL: 150-155°F

WELL DONE: 160-165°F

*NOTE: The FDA officially recommends that hamburgers be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure all bacteria is killed. If you choose to do more of a Medium cook, be sure you’re using the freshest beef or even making your own ground beef!

If you want a printable chart to keep on hand in your kitchen, check out our Internal Meat Temperature Chart.

uncooked ground beef burger patties on a baking sheet

How long to cook burgers?

How long to cook burgers depends on how you like them cooked and which cooking method you choose. Do you want them medium-rare, medium, well-done? Are you grilling, broiling, or cooking on the stove?

Here’s a quick guideline on how long to cook burgers if you’re grilling or making them on the stove:

MEDIUM RARE (Red in the Middle): 6 minutes total (3 minutes on each side)

MEDIUM (Pink in the Middle): 7-8 minutes total

MEDIUM-WELL (Smidge of Pink in the Middle): 9 minutes total

WELL DONE (No Pink): 10 minutes total

What are the best burger toppings?

Changing up the toppings on your burger is the easiest way to create something new and different. How you cook a burger is important, but what you put on it is just as important!

Here are some classic burger topping ideas, plus some more fun ideas:

a hand holding up a turkey burger

mini cheeseburger sliders

25 Best Burger Recipes

Whether you’re looking for more traditional burger ideas, chicken burgers, turkey burgers, or even veggie burgers, we’ve got all the best burger recipes right here! I’ve also included a few burger-inspired dishes (like my cheeseburger dip!), and some easy side dishes for burgers too.

Best Beef Burgers

A classic beef burger is what most of us think of when we hear the word “burger”. I’ve gathered the best classic burger recipes, and some more fun and unique beef burger ideas.

How to Cook Burgers on the Stove – Perfect Stovetop Burgers!

Juicy Grilled Burgers Recipe (How to Grill Burgers)

How to Broil Hamburgers in the Oven

Loaded Cowboy Burgers with Spicy BBQ Mayo

Baked Cheeseburger Sliders (Cheeseburgers for a Crowd)

Butter Burger Recipe (Wisconsin Butter Burgers)

goober burger sliders (peanut butter burgers)

Here are a few more recipes from fellow bloggers:

Best Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers are a great way to get the feel of eating a burger, but in a healthier way! I’m definitely a chicken kind of girl, so these easy chicken burger recipes are some of my faves.

Chicken Burgers with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato

Chicken Burgers with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato

Hawaiian Chicken Burgers (Pineapple BBQ Chicken Sliders)

Hawaiian Chicken Burgers (Pineapple BBQ Chicken Sliders)

A couple of my favorite chicken burgers from other sites:

Best Healthy Burgers

Looking for healthy burger ideas? It’s not always the healthiest type of food, but turkey burgers and veggie burgers can actually be filled with good stuff that will make healthy burgers delicious AND fun.

Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Hummus Fajita Black Bean Veggie Sliders

Hummus Fajita Black Bean Veggie Sliders

Here are some more recipes from fellow bloggers:

Fun Burger Inspired Recipes

I LOVE classic burger flavors (especially when there’s cheese involved), but sometimes an actual burger isn’t quite right for the occasion. Here are some of the best burger-inspired recipe ideas.

Cheeseburger Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe with Bacon Croutons

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

All American Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Deconstructed Bacon Cheeseburger Kebabs

Homemade Sauces

Don’t forget these easy homemade sauces to make your burgers even more delicious!

Best Burger Sauce Recipe (Sweet and Spicy)

“Homemade” BBQ Sauce Recipe

Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce or Dressing

How to Make Buffalo Sauce 

Roasted Garlic Aioli Recipe

Best Side Dishes for Burgers

Whether you’re preparing a quick dinner for the family, a weekend lunch, or a big BBQ for guests, you need some easy side dishes for burgers. Here are my favorite side dish options (or see all of our best BBQ sides).

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe (Homemade Coleslaw)

Shoestring Fries Recipe

Bacon Cheese Fries with Ranch 

Baked Fried Avocado Fries

Cool Ranch Doritos Recipe (Homemade Doritos)

How to Cook Corn on the Cob 

BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon 

Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Instant Pot Potato Salad with Dill Pickles

Crispy Parmesan Potato Wedges Recipe

How To Cook A Baked Potato 

See? Learning how to make burgers at home is simple. You can bookmark this guide and come back to it again all summer long; better yet, you can make some of these burgers all year long!

These are by far the best burger recipes, all the favorites I go back to over and over again. Let me know which recipes you tried!

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