There are times when a sandwich, a meatball, or a pita wrap simply won’t do — those times when nothing can replace the sensation of biting down into a juicy patty enveloped in soft bread buns. When that feeling strikes, turn to one of these burgers; from a better-than-standard deluxe beef burger to an Asian-inflected version made with ground tuna, we’ve got you covered.

Pictured: Homemade Burger Buns from CHOW

1. Falafel Burger


Far too many veggie burgers come with mushy patties. This isn’t an issue with our falafel burger recipe, which is perfectly crisp on the outside yet chewy-tender on the inside. Get our Falafel Burger recipe.

2. Breakfast Turkey Burgers


Sausage breakfast sandwiches are notoriously fattening, so to keep things in the healthy range, we invented a version that starts with from-scratch turkey patties. Get our Breakfast Turkey Burger recipe.

3. French Burger

Chez Us

The French love butter, baguettes, bloody steak, blue cheese, and red wine — all of which happen to be elements of a fabulous burger. Get the recipe here.

4. Guacamole Turkey Burgers


With its dark meat patty and creamy guacamole spread, this turkey burger won’t end up dry and tasteless like the rest. Get our Guacamole Turkey Burgers recipe.

5. Hamburger Buns


Homemade hamburger buns have the ability to take a burger from satisfying to unforgettable. Get our Hamburger Buns recipe.

6. The Burger Deluxe

Bon Appétit

Sometimes you just need a recipe to remind you that you’re only five ingredients (beef, salt, pepper, cheese, rolls) away from pure, unadulterated patty perfection. Get the recipe here.

7. Meatloaf Burger


Our meatloaf patty recipe calls not only standard beef chuck, but also the addition of ground pork, egg, and breadcrumbs; these ingredients help the recipe to be incredibly forgiving. Get our Meatloaf Burger recipe.

8. Fresh Tuna Burgers With Ginger and Cilantro

Fine Cooking

For this recipe, which requires sushi-grade tuna, take care not to over-process the fillet. This will ensure it stays juicy and tender. Get the recipe here.

9. BBQ Bacon Turkey Burgers


Give turkey burgers a red-blooded makeover, complete with robust barbecue sauce, crispy strips of bacon, and bread-and-butter pickles. Get our BBQ Bacon Turkey Burger recipe.

10. Bison Burgers with Whiskey-Glazed Onions

Cooking Channel

If you avoid eating beef out of concerns for growth hormones and antibiotics, try cooking with bison instead; it’s leaner, too. This cowboy-inspired version, with whiskey-glazed onions, evokes the chuck wagon spirit of cooking out West. Get the recipe here.

11. Turkey Patty Melt


By replacing the beef with ground turkey, we shaved an American favorite, the patty melt, of a few ounces of guilt. Get our Turkey Patty Melt recipe.

Susannah Chen is a San Francisco–based freelance writer. When she’s not cooking or writing, she’s on the hunt to find the world’s best chilaquiles. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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