Try our best burger recipes, from homemade beef patties to chicken or 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.
Best beef burgers
It’s a fast-food classic but not all cheeseburgers are created equal. Following these simple tips will result in the patty and bun of which dreams are made.
These burgers are inspired by the butter-drenched ones they serve in Wisconsin, USA. We’ve been a little bit more restrained with the application of butter but they’re still super-indulgent, sandwiched in buns with pickles and butter-fried onion.
Just look at those lovely layers. It’s all about steak mince, pastrami, emmental, sauerkraut and spicy horseradish sauce for this beast of a burger.
Make our homemade cheeseburger (complete with DIY burger sauce), tucked inside an oh-so-handy taco and topped with pink pickled onions for a fun entertaining idea.
Korean gochujang pasta adds a chilli kick to these beef burgers, served with pickled Lebanese cucumbers and shredded cabbage for extra crunch.
Pan-fried homemade beef patties topped with oozy cheddar and a simple beetroot relish make for a quick midweek meal. Click here for more quick and easy meals.
Add a posh twist to your steak burgers with our homemade peppercorn sauce dip. Packed with melting cheese and sweet red onions, this recipe is great weekend comfort food for all the family to enjoy.
For the cheesiest burger around, try these moreish raclette burgers. Stuff your burger bun with succulent steak patties, raclette cheese, crispy prosciutto and homemade burger sauce for an indulgent midweek treat. Serve with homemade chunky chips for the ultimate comfort food.
Rarebit meets nacho cheese in this dirty diner-style burger. Smashing the patties gives you extra crispy edges. Quick, easy and unbelievably indulgent.
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This recipe was inspired by the Piggy Burger served 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.
Best vegetarian 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.
Try our quick and easy spiced falafel burger recipe. Pack in plenty of punch with our healthy vegetarian burgers, brightened up with pickled chillies and hummus. More falafel ideas to try here…
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).
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.
Nutty, smoky freekeh is the next big protein-rich supergrain and well worth a try.
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.
Best chicken burgers
Make this quick chickenburger 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.
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.
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.
Best fish burgers
Pack in plenty of protein to your burger with our moreish salmon fishcakes in soft ciabatta buns served with a zingy carrot and cucumber slaw.
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.
Make our 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.
Check out our crispy fish burger with vibrant mint mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce. This flaky fish bap may take a little effort but it’s ready in just 30 minutes.