Cheesy, meaty, and messy: who doesn't love a juicy burger? From the spicy and cheesy to the decadent and indulgent to the light and healthy (and even vegetarian!), there's an option for everyone. No matter which delicious recipe you choose, these mouthwatering burger recipes will make any and every meal a success. Fire up the grill or grab one of our favorite skillets, pick out your burger, and get cooking!
This delicious Pork Pimenton Sliders with Bacon Jam recipe was created as a companion dish to pair with Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec. The smoky, char flavor or the slow-grilled meat complements the full-bodied wine, and pimenton adds an extra layer of seasoning and Latin sabor to each bite.
This spicy burger, a Smashburger favorite, was introduced in 2009 after patrons of the famed hamburger chain’s Minneapolis stores demanded it be added to their menu. It’s topped with fresh jalapeños, smoky pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo, and cool, creamy guacamole.
This is a man's burger: big, messy, and bold. There's nothing dainty or shy about it, the burger is a brisket blend, topped with bacon, guac, and a special sauce.
“This is my burger, I was born in Cuba but have been living and cooking in Manhattan for years,” said New York City's Alex Garcia. “At A.G. Kitchen, I am bringing together my love and knowledge for traditional Latin cuisine and classic American comfort food. And the Manhattan Latin Burger is just that: a nice and thick brisket blend burger topped with thick-cut double-smoked bacon, fresh guacamole, and our special AG sauce.”
Black-bean burgers get an upgrade with spinach, ricotta and a habanero pepper jack center. These green patties are bursting with flavor, and when brushed with habanero hot sauce before baking they are truly a green, spicy force to be reckoned with. Make extra, they go fast!
“I absolutely love this burger because it’s as fantastic for a backyard barbecue as a weekday dinner,” says Chef Mariko Amekodommo, the blogger behind Culinary Adventures with Mariko.
“Served with avocado and shredded cabbage, it’s a fresh, healthy and complete meal the whole family will enjoy. What I especially love about this burger is the mole; it is rich and sweet in flavor - and goes perfect with the spicy chorizo.”
The burger gets a healthy makeover with a superfood: quinoa. Sauteed with a wintry mix of squash, carrots, leeks, garlic, and red onion then topped with a dash of chili powder and smattering of diced jalapeño, this is one veggie burger with a spicy kick. Top it off with a dollop of cool avocado mayo.
“I love the ooze of cheese from the chile relleno atop the meat patty and the earthy roasted pepper flavors all mingling,” says Mary Sue Milliken, chef/owner (with Susan Feniger) of Los Angeles area favorite Border Grill. “I like a smallish patty (due to the richness of the chile relleno accompaniment) and I love the soft bun and crunchy chipotle thousand island.”
As legend has it, these highly seasoned burgers got their start in a Cuban sausage factory. In order to make sure the seasoning for the chorizo sausage was perfect, a small amount of the sausage filling was quickly fried up and tasted. Eventually, the samples became a popular midday snack.
Red Hot Black Bean Burgers take veggie burgers to new heights with cayenne, red pepper flakes, jalapeños, and a refreshing red pepper aioli. Finish it off with a slice (or two) of your favorite cheese: pepper jack for more spice, provolone to cool down the peppers, or mozzarella for the classic melt factor.
For guests who like it spicy, whip up these simple but flavor packed serrano pepper burgers. They're topped with a one-two punch of serrano peppers and pepper jack cheese plus all your favorite classic burger fixings. Need to lower the heat? Just go easy on the peppers or skip them and just layer on ooey gooey cheese.
Wow your summer party guests with this bodacious sweet and spicy burger recipe. The burger is a mix of juicy sirloin and chuck, grilled and then topped with thick sweet slices of pineapple, tangy pickled jalapeno, and a luscious cilantro-jalapeno cream. Make extra of that cream, it's a great dipping sauce for fries!