Since the first fast food joint started turning out hamburgers for the smallest possible price this, greatest of sandwiches has taken it on the chin. We are obligated to turn up our noses at these lifeless, greasy disks and instead seek out the freshest ingredients, the best meats and make our own, greatest hamburgers. These 25 burger recipes are consistently the top of the list on my site here. Consider them a guide to building your own perfect hamburger. After all, with all the variations of meats, condiments, toppings and buns there really should be a burger for everyone.
This bacon cheeseburger has the bacon and cheese stuffed inside the patty. A little surprise for a great tasting burger. Don't worry about hiding the filling away inside the burger, just make sure that the burgers are not too thick and that they are well packed. This recipe comes from Janis Novak.
This burger recipe is filled with delicious flavor. Not only do the patties have a Cajun flare, but there is also a mildly spiced barbecue sauce to accompany it. You can step up the heat any way you want on these. Try a thick slice of pepper jack cheese (I like the habanero variety) or a hot and spice barbecue sauce. If you make an extra messy burger try and extra hearty (and crunchy) bread for the bun.
5. Brat Burger
Lee Custer (a great cook and a great guy) sent in this recipe for burger patties loaded with intense flavor many (many, many) years ago and it has continued to be one of the most popular burger recipes around. The best way, I've found, to crumble a bouillon cube is with a kitchen mallet.
This patty melt contains a bit of stout beer in both the ground beef patties and the sauteed onions, giving it a rich beefy flavor. I recommend using a marbled rye for this recipe.