There is nothing quite like that juicy flavor of a burger cooked out on a hot grill. Crafty burger recipes only make this experience better. Whatever your favorite burger flavor, there is a burger recipe out there that is waiting to blow you away. Check out these crafty burger recipes for ideas on what to make on your grill next!
1. Fresh Italian Burger
This juicy burger is loaded with Italian flavors. The beef is blended with egg, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Once cooked, these are topped with cooked pancetta (a fatty salami), caramelized onions, arugula, cheese, roasted tomatoes, basil, and lemon pepper aioli. The aioli sauce is crafted from a blend of mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and black pepper. The result is one fantastic burger.
To begin, make the aioli by mixing together mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and black pepper in a bowl, then set aside. Next, cook the pancetta in a frying pan until crispy, then set aside on paper towels. Spread cherry tomatoes in a single layer on a foiled baking sheet, drizzle with oil, roast for several minutes, then remove from oven and let cool. To caramelize onions, cook in a frying pan with sugar, salt, and pepper until golden brown, then set aside. Combine egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with raw beef, shape into patties, and grill. Stack on bun bottom caramelized onions, then arugula, then the burger, then cheese, then pancetta, then roasted tomatoes, then basil, then aioli.
Get the full recipe at Chatelaine
2. Hot Stuffed Mama Burger
There is so much going on with this burger, and all of it is good. Stuffed with cheese, onions, and green chilis, and seasoned with steak seasoning and garlic, the burger patty alone is a wonderful thing to enjoy. Topped with teriyaki sauce, grilled pineapple, and lettuce, the sweet and spicy flavors in this crafty burger recipe will have your friends wanting your cooking secrets.
For this recipe, slice and saute a sweet onion, then set aside to cool. Next, combine the beef, steak seasoning, and garlic, and shape into an even amount of very thin patties. Place cheese, onions, and green chilis on half of these patties, then top with the bare patties and seal around the edges. While these are grilling, also grill pineapple slices until slightly charred, and spread butter on buns and grill to toast. Add teriyaki sauce to all bun pieces, then layer pineapple, then lettuce, then burger between buns.
Get the full recipe at Food.
3. Ultimate Burger
This recipe incorporates smoky ketchup made from ketchup and smoked paprika and caramelized onions made from red onions, balsamic vinegar, and fresh thyme. You get to make these special toppings, and that’s not even all! The burger patty is seasoned with eggs, Worcestershire sauce, Herbs de Provence (a combination of a lot of common herbs), and fresh parsley. Then the burger is also topped with lettuce, Dijon mustard, and cheese to give it those final touches.
To make, saute onions in vegetable oil, salt, and pepper until browned, then add vinegar, cook until vinegar evaporates, and set aside. Next, combine ketchup and paprika in a bowl and set aside. Mix together eggs, Worcestershire sauce, Herbs de Province, parsley, salt, pepper, and beef, form into patties, and grill. Assemble from bottom lettuce, then the burger, then cheese, then ketchup, then onions, then mustard.
Get the full recipe at Entertaining with Beth
4. Mushroom and Onion Stuffed Burger
Stuffed burgers are always a special treat, and putting these toppings inside is phenomenally good. The ingredients list is pretty simple, including portabella mushroom caps, sweet onion, zested and juiced lemon, and rosemary. The burger toppings are left up to you, so the opportunity for craftiness is wide open.
To prepare, place sliced onions in grill safe pan and grill, placing mushrooms directly on the grill and cooking simultaneously. After cooking, remove from grill and add to onions lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper, and rosemary. Form an even number of thin beef patties and place one mushroom and some onions on half, topping with the other beef patties and sealing edges. Grill until cooked, then assemble burgers according to preference.
Get the full recipe at Spark Recipes
5. Southwest Burger
This crafty burger recipe does not require much work, but it does pack a flavor punch. The beef is mixed with shredded cheese, Santa Fe seasoning, chili powder, and salt. The recipe only adds salsa to the burger assembly, but if you want to throw in some lettuce, it is probably a welcome addition.
For this recipe, combine beef, shredded cheese, Santa Fe seasoning, chili powder, and salt. Form into patties and grill. Top burger patty with salsa and you are ready to go!
Get the full recipe at Food.
6. Chesapeake Bay Crab Stuffed Burger
Yes, it has arrived. Your dreams are now true. The beef is seasoned with horseradish and lemon pepper. The crab stuffing is a combination of crab meat, cilantro, cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, Old Bay seasoning, green onion, and ginger. The flavors are real. No toppings are suggested for this burger, but if you think of something you just need to add, do so confidently.
To make this recipe, mix beef with horseradish and lemon pepper, then divide into an even number of thin patties and set aside. In a bowl, combine crab, cilantro, cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest, Old Bay, onion, and ginger. The top half of the patties with this stuffing, then top this with the other patties and seal. Grill and serve on buns.
Get the full recipe at Go Rare
7. Nacho Burger
I know, the jokes. Well, why not use them when serving these crafty burger recipes to your friends? In this one, you make the salsa, you make the queso, and, of course, you make the burger. The salsa is a mixture of red wine vinegar, vegetable oil, chipotle chili in adobo, plum tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and salt. The queso is made of butter, flour, milk, shredded pepper jack cheese, salt, and pepper. Topped with these and sliced avocado, your friends may take your burger and use your joke against you.
For the salsa, combine vinegar, oil, chili, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and salt in a bowl and refrigerate. For the queso, melt butter in a stovetop pan, then add flour and stir. Add milk, stir until thickened, then add salt, pepper, and cheese until melted and let cool. For burgers, shape the beef into patties and season with salt, pepper, and oil. Grill until cooked, then layer on bun burger, then cheese, then salsa, then avocado.
Get the full recipe at Honest Cooking
8. Bacon Ranch Stuffed Burger
This is another pretty easy but really good crafty burger recipe. The beef is not seasoned; the insides do the talking. Stuffed with ranch dressing, shredded cheese, and crumbled bacon, who needs anything else in the burger? Topped with lettuce and whatever else you want, this stuffed burger changes a traditional recipe into something special.
To make, simply divide beef into an even amount of thin patties. Add to half of the patties a little ranch dressing, shredded cheese, and bacon pieces. Place other patties on top, seal, and grill. Once cooked, add lettuce and other toppings and dig in!
Get the full recipe at Stockpiling Moms
9. Miami Burger
You know all of those great ingredients on a Cuban sandwich? THEY ARE ALL ON THIS BURGER! Dill pickles, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard all top this wonderous burger creation. Plus, mayonnaise, roasted garlic, salt, and pepper combine to form another great sauce for this masterpiece. If this does not sound good to you, try it. You may change your mind.
For this recipe, cook the beef patties like normal and melt cheese on them at the end of cooking. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl, then spread this and mustard on both bun sides. Layer on bun cheese, then burger with melted cheese, then ham, then cheese, then pickles. Wrap in foil and warm, then serve.
Get the full recipe at Food Network
10. Sweet and Spicy Cowboy Stuffed Burger
Sorry ladies, there is no actual cowboy in this recipe. It is a turkey burger recipe, though, which is a good alternative to beef now and then. The turkey is seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and egg. This is stuffed with spicy jack cheese and topped with bacon, barbeque sauce, and fried onions. Hold on to your saddle Tex, because this is going to be one wild and enjoyable ride.
To make, combine turkey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and egg, then divide into an even number of thin patties. Top half of the patties with a cube of cheese, then top with other patties and seal. While these grill, cook the bacon and baste burgers occasionally with barbeque sauce. Once cooked, layer burger, then bacon, then barbeque sauce, then fried onions.
Get the full recipe at Quirky Inspired