New Takes on Old Favorites: Hamburgers

New Takes on Old Favorites: Hamburgers
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New Takes on Old Favorites: Hamburgers

Spice up the old bun and patty routine with one of these delicious, new takes on the classic hamburger.

Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup

This healthy vegetarian burger uses ground porcini mushrooms to add a meaty flavor.

Get the recipe: Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup

Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

These spicy burgers topped with Tabasco-spiked mayonnaise, slivers of crunchy pickled carrots and sprigs of cilantro are wonderful.

Get the recipe: Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

Tuna Niçoise Burgers

This tuna burger offers the flavors of a Niçoise salad, on a bun.

Get the recipe: Tuna Niçoise Burgers

Grilled Maui Burgers

Casual and gourmet come together in these easy-to-make burgers with a Hawaiian spin.

Get the recipe: Grilled Maui Burgers

Spanish Pork Burgers

This Spanish-themed burger is boldly flavored with sautéed onions (which keep it moist), paprika, garlic and green olives. The creamy mayonnaise spread is tangy with lemon and a hint of earthy saffron.

Get the recipe: Spanish Pork Burgers

Crab Cake Burgers

These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches.

Get the recipe: Crab Cake Burgers

Mediterranean Portobello Burger

This mushroom sandwich comes topped with a luscious Greek-style salad. Make it a meal: Serve with cucumber spears and a glass of Firestone Gewurztraminer.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Portobello Burger

Smoky Buffalo Burger

Here we flavor sweet, beefy buffalo (bison) with smoked cheese and smoky barbecue sauce. Instead of being melted on top, cheese is used here to season the meat—adding moisture and smoky flavor inside the burger.

Get the recipe: Smoky Buffalo Burger

Bite-Size Bulgogi Burgers

These Korean-style beef sliders are spiced up with a dollop of Kimchee Aïoli and slathered with Balsmaic-Soy Onions.

Get the recipe: Bite-Size Bulgogi Burgers

Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Burger

These flavor-packed burgers can be eaten on a bun or served as a croquette for an entrée with a salad for dinner. Top the burger with Green Chile Guacamole and Sprouted Lentil and Heirloom Salsa for even more deliciousness.

Get the recipe: Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Burger

French Onion Soup Burger

This burger is dripping in soup juice from the classic french onion seasoning, covered in drippy, melty swiss cheese and topped with piles of traditional caramelized onions.

Get the recipe: French Onion Soup Burger

Middle Eastern Burgers

Exotic-tasting spices and chopped prunes give Middle Eastern flair to these truly succulent burgers. Serve with Yogurt-Garlic Sauce, slices of ripe tomato, lettuce and sharp red onion.

Get the recipe: Middle Eastern Burgers

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.

Get the recipe: Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Michelle's Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise

Chef Spike Mendelsohn first made turkey burgers to serve at the White House; this version of his original recipe is named after the First Lady and is served with Swiss cheese.

Get the recipe: Michelle's Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise

Cheddar BLT Burgers with Tarragon Russian Dressing

At BLT Burger in Las Vegas, chef Laurent Tourondel brushes burgers with butter while they're on the grill. The natural sugars caramelize, making the meat extra-delicious.

Get the recipe: Cheddar BLT Burgers with Tarragon Russian Dressing


Tired of plain, boring hamburgers? We've rounded up our favorite recipes to give you some delicious ways to spice up the old bun and patty routine. Check out the slideshow above to discover new recipes that reinvent the classic burger.

For more articles about burgers, check out Best Burgers in the U.S., Burger Recipes and Tips and Over-the-Top Burgers.

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