Best ever burger recipes

Best ever burger recipes

Easy comfort food, our 18 burger recipes are great for a weekend treat or as a mid-week meal, including a jam-packed 'full works' burger to lighter Asian and veggie burgers

Try our best burger recipes, from homemade beef burger recipes to chicken burgers and fish burgers. We also have some fab vegetarian burger recipes (try our whopping vegan burger, too). Our expert guide to the best burger patty recipe means that you can impress your friends and family at the next BBQ, or simply for a Friday night gathering.

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Smashed burgers with jalapeño rarebit

Rarebit meets nacho cheese in this dirty diner-style burger. Smashing the patties gives you extra crispy edges. Quick, easy and unbelievably indulgent.

Smashed burgers with jalapeño rarebit

The Brazil grill burger

All the flavours of Brazil crammed into one epic mouthful – peri peri sauce, streaky bacon, chimichurri, creamy lime and avocado mayo, sweet and sour pickled pink onions, and cumin-spiced onion rings. It’s a bit of extra effort but take the challenge and you’ll be rewarded with a gold-medal burger.

The Brazil grill burger

Ultimate grillable vegan burgers

Vegan burger, anyone?! With their full-on flavour and meaty texture, suitable for the grill, these completely vegan loaded burgers are an absolute must at any barbecue. Try our favourite vegan recipes here.

Ultimate grillable vegan burgers

The olive piggy burger 

This recipe was inspired by the burger they serve at London’s Bar Boulud – a generous stack of pulled pork, beef burger, rich BBQ sauce and fresh red cabbage slaw, all stuffed inside a soft bun.

The olive piggy burger


Lime and chilli chicken sandwich with Greek yoghurt guacamole

Quick chicken sandwich for one. Coat a chicken breast in a chilli-lime marinade, cook in a griddle pan and pop in a bun with guacamole, lettuce and tomato. Feel like chicken tonight? Try our exciting chicken recipes here.

Lime and chilli chicken sandwich with Greek yoghurt guacamole

 Juicy Lucy burger

The juicy Lucy was invented in Minneapolis when a chef decided to put the cheese inside, rather than on top of, a burger patty. You can use fancy cheese if you like but a true juicy Lucy uses classic burger cheese slices. For our best ever BBQ recipes, click here.

juicy burger

Double mushroom burger

This ever-popular mushroom burger, with its smoky, charred, flat-mushroom filling, is rarely off the menu at Steak & Honour. The perfect vegetarian option for barbecues (we have lots more vegetarian BBQ ideas here).

Double mushroom burger

Double-swiss and green chilli relish burgers

Like cheese? Then you’ll love our double-swiss burgers, stacked high with beef, Emmenthal cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, and finished off with a green chilli and cornichon relish. We’ve pulled together our favourite cheese recipes in the world here, try one out.

Double-swiss and green chilli relish burgers

Asian chicken burgers with pickled red cabbage

These Asian-inspired chicken burgers make a great, healthier alternative to the usual beef. Pickled red cabbage on the side adds an extra kick. Serve on round lettuce leaves instead of buns.

Asian chicken burgers with pickled red cabbage

Bombay burgers

Burgers just got more exciting with this recipe. Rump steak burgers are flavoured with chillis, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Served with warm chapati with red onion salsa and raita. Recipe by reader Simon Small.

Bombay burgers

Thai salmon burgers with coriander slaw

Our best homemade fish burgers. Made with salmon and Thai curry paste, they are an easy way to enjoy oily fish. Serve in buns with salad and a slaw on the side. Serve with one of our Asian salads for a real zingy feast, recipes here.

Thai salmon burgers with coriander slaw


Spiced turkey burgers with pea guacamole

A  quick, healthy alternative to our favourite hamburger, this smoky chipotle turkey burger is served with an amazing guacamole made from peas – a great substitute for an unripe avocado! Our avocado recipes are all here for you to try.


The full works burger

We like our burgers piled sky-high with ‘the works’ – that means EVERYTHING including our secret sauce (made from four very simple ingredients), sweet and sour onions, emmental cheese, gherkins, frilly lettuce, and more…


Freekeh and carrot burgers

Nutty, smoky freekeh is the next big protein-rich supergrain and well worth a try. Not only are these burgers healthy and easy to make, they might just be the best vegetarian burgers ever!


Bacon and blue cheese-stuffed burger

Our bacon and blue-cheese stuffed burgers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This recipe uses a great technique we picked up from America – putting the bacon and cheese in the burger mix keeps the patty incredibly juicy.


Spicy fish burger with chilli mayo

This idea for spicy fish burgers with chilli mayo is a great recipe to have on-hand midweek. It’s super-quick (ready in under 30 minutes) and easy, but is packed full of flavour and a chilli hit.



Beetroot burgers with herb feta sauce

Easy-to-make vegetarian beetroot burgers with herb feta sauce. Under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek meal. Here are our best healthy vegetarian recipes under 300 calories to try.


Quick Korean burgers

Try our quick Korean burgers for a trendy Asian twist. Kimchi paste is now much easier to get hold of and is a great way to spice up a burger. Serve with some of our Korean recipes for a full Korean banquet.

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Allotment burgers

Our recipe for allotment burgers is genius. The idea behind them is that you can grow many of these ingredients. Add what you’ve got in your garden or allotment. They’re ready in under 30 minutes, are super-easy to put together and vegetarian.