17 Burgers You Have To Try Now

Americans tend to think of burgers as a beef patty, a bun, and a few condiments in between. But burgers can be so much more than that. What goes between that bun can be any number of delicious things, and these seventeen burgers prove exactly that. If you want to level up your burger game, try any one of these burger recipes, if not immediately, then for dinner tonight.

1. Chickpea Burgers

A chickpea burger sits with it's top bun off to the side showing off onion and tomato slices over the chickpea burger patty.
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Perfect for vegetarians and burger lovers alike, these patties are made with mashed chickpeas, herbs, and spices, grilled, and then topped with your favorite fixings like fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and creamy mayo. These chickpea burgers are delicious and packed with plant-based protein and fiber, making them both delicious and nutritious.

2. Baked Turkey Burgers

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These juicy patties are made with lean ground turkey and a flavorful blend of herbs and spices, giving you a healthy and satisfying meal straight from the oven. These baked turkey burgers are a fantastic choice for those seeking a lighter alternative without sacrificing flavor.

3. Taco Burgers

A single taco burger sitting on a cutting board.
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Seasoned with zesty taco spices and topped with your favorite fixings, these taco burgers are a delicious combination of Mexican and American cuisines. Plus, they add a fun twist to burger night. You can serve this with fries or corn chips, as you wish.

4. Grilled Turkey Burgers

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These grilled turkey burgers are a fantastic choice for summer cookouts or anytime you’re craving a delicious and lighter option. Dust off the grill, gather your ingredients and let their smoky aroma and mouthwatering flavors take your outdoor dining to the next level.

5. Tuna Burgers

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Easily made with canned tuna, these tuna burgers are a delicious alternative for seafood lovers. They are a refreshing option for those looking to switch up their burger game and incorporate more seafood into their diet.

6. Pork Burgers

A single pork burger on a bun with tomato slices and lettuce.
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Made with ground pork, these flavorful pork burgers bring a twist to the classic burger experience. They are grilled to perfection and offer a mouthwatering charred exterior and a tender, juicy interior.

7. Shiitake Mushroom Burgers

A closeup of an Asian Mushroom Burger with tomatoes and onion slices.
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These delicious shiitake mushroom burgers offer a unique twist on your usual burger night. Grilled to perfection and with your favorite toppings added, you can’t go wrong with this one.

8. Asian Style Portobello Mushroom Turkey Burgers

An Asian Portobello Mushroom Burger on a whole grain bun with tomato slices and lettuce.
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These juicy patties combine turkey and Portobello mushrooms with Asian-inspired seasonings. Top these Asian style portobello mushroom turkey burgers with your favorite Asian-inspired fixings for a unique and delicious culinary experience.

9. Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers

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If you crave a loaded burger, this smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger is one you have to try. Paired with some French fries or your favorite side, this delicious meal is both filling and satisfying and a great way to end a long day or celebrate the weekend.

10. Wagyu Burgers

A single wagyu beef burger on a plate.
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Wagyu burgers are some of the best beef burgers you’ll ever have, and this recipe is a prime example. It gives you two ways to top your burger: one sweet and one savory. Try them for dinner tonight with a side of fries, onion rings, or a green salad.

11. Turkey Burger Sliders

Four turkey burger sliders sitting on a wood cutting board.
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Turkey burger sliders are a perfect dinner for burger lovers. The turkey is mixed with a few pantry staples, so they are easy to put together and always a big hit. They are great with any of your favorite burger toppings, and you can get pretty creative with the sides as well. These are a great, healthier option for an easy dinner tonight.

12. Sprouted Lentil Burgers

A sprouted lentil burger sits on a white plate.
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Sprouted lentil burgers are a delicious vegan and plant-based option for dinner tonight. Make a bunch and freeze them for easy dinners on busy nights. As with other burgers, a side of fries will go well with these and still be plant-based.

13. Bacon Blue Cheese Burger With Roasted Garlic Aioli

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This bacon blue cheese burger is loaded with 7 layers of burger toppings you won’t soon forget. Blue cheese and caramelized onion fans will adore these burgers and the delicious combination of flavors they offer. These are a decadent burger that will pair well with decadent sides such as garlic or cheese fries. Even cheese sticks would be delicious here.

14. Umami Beef & Pork Burgers

A closeup of an umami beef pork burger with cheese, onions, tomatoes and lettuce.
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If you like combination burgers that use two or more types of meat in the patties, these umami beef & pork burgers should make you pretty happy. The meat is seasoned with miso for some pretty sensational umami flavor. Serve with chips, fries, onion rings, or a green salad.

15. Hawaiian Veggie Burgers

An overhead view of a Hawaiian burger with slices of pineapple on it.
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For anyone who is trying to eat more plant-based foods, these Hawaiian veggie burgers will elevate dinner. Delicious slices of pineapple on top of a veggie patty make this a sweet and savory burger experience you’ll want to have again and again.

16. Air Fryer Chicken Burgers

An open-faced air fryer chicken burger with ketchup, mustard, and pickle slices.
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If you love fried burger patties but want to keep things a little healthier, try these air fryer chicken burgers. They are versatile burgers that handle just about any burger topping really well. Making them in an air fryer ensures that dinner will be on the table fast. They only take about ten minutes to make, giving you just enough time to prep your burger toppings.

17. Grilled Gorgonzola Buffalo Burgers in a Pretzel Bun

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This incredible burger lets you choose between blue cheese and gorgonzola, and it all gets served on a pretzel bun for a fusion of flavors you won’t soon forget. Make these grilled gorgonzola buffalo burgers in a pretzel bun for dinner tonight, and serve it with some fries for a hearty and delicious meal.

More From The Gracious Pantry

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Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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