Burgers on the Grill - Ten Ways

Mary Beam


Tired of the same old, ketchup, pickles and mustard burgers? Kick it up with a tour around America, or the world, with some different tastes and textures. Annamaria Settani's Roman Burger recipe, is pictured, that I made a while back. Be sure to check that out too. It was delicious!

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15 Min


10 Min


2 lb
ground beef (80/20 is preferable)
1/2 c
bread crumbs, dry
1 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat your grill on high heat and oil the grate. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper. Place ground beef and bread crumbs into the mixture, and with your hands or a fork, mix until well blended.
Form into eight patties, each about 3/4-inch thick. Place the patties on the grill and cook 7 to 9 minutes per side, or however long you desire.
Aloha Burger
Top this Big Kahuna with a pineapple slice, cooked bacon, and mozzarella cheese. You can even incorporate coconut shreds. Replace your standard bun with a Hawaiian sweet bread bun. Note: Hawaii is the biggest consumer of spam in the country. Why not add a grilled slice to this burger, or leave out the burger all together and just use the Spam!
Buffalo Burger
Coat cooked patties with chicken wing sauce, top with blue cheese and/or ranch dressing (we call this Blanch dressing), and serve with celery on the side.
Fiesta Burger
Top this hamburger with all your favorite taco ingredients. Layer with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, black olives, guacamole, refried beans and tortilla chip crumbles.
Make your favorite sandwich into hamburger form by adding bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Spread well with mayo.
My Big Fat Greek Burger
Use feta cheese, black olives, tomatoes, and onions for the ultimate Greek experience. Tzatziki sauce would be great with this one.
1 cup greek style, plain yogurt
1/2 med cucumber, peeled, seeded, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp white wine vinegar
3 mint leaves minced
1/2 tsp salt.
Mix all together and chill until ready to use.
Totally Vegged Out Burger
Pile the patty high with your favorite cool veggies. Try cucumber slices, tomatoes, bean sprouts, and a creamy dill dressing. For a true vegetarian experience, replace the beef patty with a vegetarian patty.
Reuben Burger
Smother this burger with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. You can even substitute the bun with marble rye bread. And while you're at it, why not add some corned beef slices?!
Rancher Burger
Corn, black beans, cilantro, melted cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese, and ranch dressing make this the burger of choice around the campfire. I've been known to even throw some baked beans on my burger.
N'awlins Burger
Sprinkle your patty with Cajun seasoning (I use Emeril's but Tony Chatchere's is good too), and layer with jalapeno cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and chilies. Mix together 2 teaspoons of chili paste with a cup of mayonnaise to spread on the buns.
Mama Mia Burger
Make Mama proud by topping this patty with roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and provolone cheese. Spread garlic butter on the inside of the bun for extra kick and slap the buns on the grill too! Add some Genoa Salami and you've got the Roman Burger, as pictured above!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids