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21 Epic Burgers You've Gotta Try

It’s what’s between the bun that matters most, and these 21 epic burger recipes prove it. Prepare your mind to be blown.

Goodbye, boring burgers. Hello, cheese, bacon, sriracha and everything amazing! With this impressive list of epic burgers piled high with over-the-top add-ons and add-ins, grilling burgers will never be the same.

Now it’s time to get super-serious about this very important topic. Here’s our list of the best, tastiest, most amazing burgers we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Paleo Chicken Taco Burger
Just because you’re paleo, doesn’t mean you have to resist the finer things in life. This chicken burger with taco seasoning, jalapeno, cilantro gets served with a side of fresh guac for a quick-prep meal you’ll actually want to eat (we promise).


Homemade Veggie Burgers
Say goodbye to the sad, sad state of affairs that is a veggie burger from the frozen foods section. This homemade patty is the real deal: filled with chickpeas, onion, red and green peppers, jalapenos, and bread crumbs, it will change everything you think you know about meatless burgers.


Ravioli Stuffed Sliders
When life hands you a meal as divine as this Ravioli Stuffed Slider, you accept—no questions asked. The creamy cheese that oozes out of the ravioli grilled INSIDE of this patty is enough to make you fall in love with burgers all over again.


Cheeseburger Party Ring
When your go-to fast food order stuffs itself inside of a crescent for the ultimate appetizer, it becomes a must-try. This party ring’s got all of the goods: ground beef and onions and topped with sliced cheddar cheese, mayo-ketchup, pickles and iceberg lettuce for a total crowd-pleaser.


Cheesy Quinoa Sliders
When you “just can’t” with the chickpea and black bean burgers anymore: enter these Cheesy Quinoa Sliders. We’re going to hedge our bets that it’s the addition of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses that make these so addictive, but regardless, we’re obsessed.


Mexican Juicy Lucy Burgers
Never heard of the Juicy Lucy? Let us explain the greatness: a beef patty stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth cheese. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried one. This Juicy Lucy recipe gets a Mexican-style upgrade with taco seasoning, chorizo and bacon. Epic doesn’t even begin to cover it.


Spicy Pork-Stuffed Portabella
Portabella mushrooms are one of those foods that just tastes better stuffed. This one in particular gets the full treatment: a spicy pork patty (made with scallions, habanero, garlic and basil!) gets put into a juicy portabella mushroom and then grilled. Bonus? It’s prepped and ready-to-eat in twenty minutes. You’re welcome.


Bulgogi Burger
Mini burger patties get loaded with Korean flavors (hey, gochujang!) and topped with kimchi for a crazy-good slider. If you didn’’t know, now you know.


Grilled Bourbon Bacon Burgers
You’ve gotta treat yourself to this Grilled Bourbon Bacon Burger: a bourbon-beef patty stuffed with green chiles and bacon bits and topped with aged white cheddar cheese that makes for a backyard BBQ knockout.


Red White and Blue Burgers
There’s nothing more patriotic than flippin’ burgers on the grill on the Fourth of July. This recipe pulls out all of the stops with its red, white and blue homage to the flag: fresh mozzarella cheese, red peppers and blue cheese crumbles all atop a ground beef patty. God bless America and God bless burgers.


Falafel Burger
If you’re constantly searching for the veggie burger of your dreams, search no more. This falafel patty has all of the things we look for in the perfect veggie burger match: good texture, great taste, and the ability to be smothered with condiments. It’s a win-win-win.


5 Napkin Signature Burger
No seriously, grab some napkins. This sirloin-skirt steak patty is topped with melty gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and a homemade aioli that is going to blow your mind. (In that gooey, messy, greasy fingers kind of way.)


Spicy Sriracha Burger
We don’t even want to remember a life before sriracha. Take this burger, for example: it has sriaracha *in* the beef for just the right amount of zing. It’s like we died and went straight to spicy burger heaven.


Chili Cheeseburger and Fries Foil Packs
All of the irresistible goodness of chili cheese fries combined with a burger AND made right in a foil pack (sans bun!)? That makes for one easy dinner you’ll want to make every night. No judgments from us if you do.


Gorgonzola Stuffed Buffalo Turkey Sliders
Calling all buffalo chicken lovers! This turkey slider has your name written all over it—it’s stuffed with gorgonzola for an extra cheesy layer and we highly recommend drizzling with extra Frank’s wing sauce for maximum deliciousness.


Spicy Eggs Benedict Breakfast Burger
Why wouldn’t you want to wake up to a spicy beef patty topped with bacon, a fried egg and sriracha-Hollandaise sauce? The answer is you do want to, and this recipe makes it possible. Every. Single. Morning.


Jalapeño Popper Burgers
We’re not entirely sure The Spice Girls were referring to food with their infamous “Spice up your life!” line, but we’re going to run with it for the sake of being able to eat this burger on the reg. Stuffed with diced jalapeno-cream cheese and topped with a whole jalapeno and even more cheese (because of course), it doesn’t get spicier than this.


Copycat In-N-Out Burger™ Double Cheeseburger
So you don’t live near an In-N-Out? Cry it out, and then make this. Our recipe is the copycat of their beloved double cheeseburger: a humble double ground beef patty, fresh tomato, fresh lettuce, white onion, and American cheese recipe that gets smothered with a game-changing secret sauce.


Greek Turkey Burgers
When you’re hankerin’ for a gyro, but you’re not quite ready to commit to cooking lamb, this Greek burger is the perfect stand-in. Diced cucumbers, tapenade, feta cheese, tomato and mint leaves team up with a turkey patty for a meal that’s begging to be smothered in tzatziki—like Zeus intended.


Spicy Peanut Butter Bacon Sliders
It’s true that sometimes less is more, but that rule simply does not apply when it comes to these Spicy Peanut Butter Bacon Sliders. Sriracha, creamy peanut butter, pepper jack cheese, bacon, jalapenos and crispy French fries are all loaded on this just-so-crazy-it-works burger.


Quinoa Burgers with Easy Tzatziki
Sometimes a burger is all about its condiments, and we’re totally cool with it. This quinoa burger patty gets topped with a homemade tzatziki sauce that takes it from average to epic real quick.