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Best Homemade Grilled Burger Recipes

Updated on May 19, 2012

Find the Best Homemade Grilled Burger Recipes for your Cookouts and Dinners!

Burgers help define outdoor American cookouts, warm weather and the lazy summer months, but if you're anything like me, you might be grilling near year-round. Burgers are just too good to pass up for a season or two. They're easy to make, they're satisfying, and have a big approval rating with guests. Now, you just need to learn how to make the best homemade grilled burgers for your company, family and friends! Read on to find some great recipes and tips on making a great burger.


- One pound of ground beef or bison

- 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper

- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

- 1 teaspoon cilantro

- 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic

- 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce

- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

- 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese


1. Combine all of the ingredients except the BBQ sauce and meat. Stir well to combine.

2. Add the ground meat, and massage the ingredients into the beef. Mix the beef well to make sure the ingredients are dispersed evenly.

3. Take 1/6 of the beef mixture and press onto a plate. Roll the meat and remix if necessary to make sure the meat is smooth. Press the ball onto a plate and flatten with the palm of your hand, or use wax paper sheets if you don't want to get your hands dirty. Repeat with the entire batch.

4. Tuck in the sides of the burger so that they're smooth by lightly pressing.

5. Preheat a grill for a 4-5 minutes to warm up the surface of the grill. Place the burger patties on the grill and add the BBQ sauce to each burger.

6. Cook for 4 minutes approximately on each side for a medium/medium rare cook time. Do not flip. When flipping, add BBQ sauce to the other side to add flavor.

7. During the last minute of cooking, add cheese if desired.

Spice up your Burgers

by adding more than just ketchup and mustard, but cooked onions, raw bermuda onions, grilled peppers, portobello mushrooms, pickles, tomato slices, lettuce, chili or avocado to the finished product!

Gas Grills to Cook Your Burgers Perfectly! - Gas is convenient, dependable, and easy to clean up!

Sure, charcoal has taste, but it can really be a pain sometimes to have to use all that lighter fluid. Sometimes, it's good to have a burger without the charcoal taste. All of these grills have 4 star and higher ratings on Amazon and can be shipped to your door.

A great burger needs a great bun. Try stopping by a local bakery for high quality homemade wheat buns, sourdough rolls, potato rolls, poppy seed buns, or make your own bread!

Experiment with the hamburger mix

by trying spices like cumin, chili powder, fresh cilantro, basil, oregano, curry, fine chopped veggies, tabasco sauce or different cheeses to see what you like!

Homemade Burger Recipes

Tasty burgers you can make at home right now!

Deals from Omaha Steak

*32 (4oz.) Gourmet Burgers


Salmon Rosemary Burgers

These will hold up well on the grill and are complemented perfectly with mustard, horseradish, lettuce and tomato.

Southwestern Burgers

A little bit spicier, but not so spicy that these couldn't be served to everyone that you know.

Walnut Burgers

Delicious and much different than your average burger, these are spiced up with soy, egg, mayo and sour cream!

Moroccan Burgers

Full of eastern spices so they aren't too hot!

Pepperoni Burgers

Pepperoni makes this a tasty Italian style treat!

Greek Burger

Mild feta and olives make this burger really stand out from the crowd.

Spicy Cranberry Turkey Burger

You won't be disappointed with this ground turkey hamburger, which has a number of delicious ingredients involved.

Creole Beef Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Caramaleized Onions

Simple to make and incredibly tasty, these are a hit with everyone!

100 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes - The burger bible, this cookbook gets rave reviews!

"The average American consumes three hamburgers a week, and Murphy and Singh figure it's time this all-American sandwich got its culinary due." The unofficial guidebook to hamburger heaven points out that burgers aren't just for beef -- they're for seafood, poultry, veggies, and other unique takes on the all American classic. Change it up with one of the 100 hundred delicious burger choices that are listed in this book!

The Great Big Burger Book: 100 New and Classic Recipes for Mouthwatering Burgers Every Day Every Way (Non)
The Great Big Burger Book: 100 New and Classic Recipes for Mouthwatering Burgers Every Day Every Way (Non)

I won't bore you with my review of this burger book. Instead, I'll just give you some of the awesome highlights:

*Bolognese Turkey Burger

*Shrimp Gumbo Burgers

*Pecan Pesto Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Fennel

*Barbecue Cheese Burgers

*Grilled Portobello and Spinach Burgers

*Apple and Walnut Burgers


How to Make the Perfect Grilled Burger - This video tutorial will help you conquer the grill!

Grilling is very easy, and that's why it's so popular during the summer. Don't you have great respect for someone you know that can make a great burger? Why not master the art yourself?

Don't be afraid to add some spice!

Adding spices to the ground meat will only enhance the flavor. Experiment and find what works, whether its crushed red pepper flakes, curry, ketchup or sea salt.

Make Your Own Burgers at Home with These Burger Cookbooks! - A recommended list of burger books!

Spice up your burger recipe collection with these excellent cookbooks featuring some of the best, tastiest, mouth watering hamburgers out there.

How to Grind Your Own Burgers - Grinding your own tastes better, and it's better for you!

Grinding your own burger meat can taste much better than the preground stuff from the store. Learn how you can grind up your own meat on this video.

Beef, Bison, What's the difference?

Right now, bison are raised under better conditions than their beefy cousins. Cow meat is often shot up with growth hormones, raised under horrible conditions, and has more fat. Bison is leaner, has less cholesterol, is tastier, and are raised under better conditions right in the USA.

What's Your Burger Grilling Tip? - Have a tip on making an awesome burger?

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    • peachpurple profile image


      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love homemade burgers than mcd, healthier n cost effective

    • Kiwisoutback profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      @wilsonred: Nothing wrong with that.

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      5 years ago

      Don't share a secret spice ;)

    • kabbalah lm profile image

      kabbalah lm 

      6 years ago

      I love a good burger

    • malena10 profile image


      6 years ago

      I am hungry now! Looks so tasty!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I really think that a homemade burger is my favorite meal.Is that wrong?

    • gatornic15 profile image


      6 years ago

      I like to make burgers stuffed with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and shredded cheese.

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      7 years ago

      Oh my! We are having burgers tonight, and I found some great ideas here! Like the others, I'm all hungry now!

    • Countryluthier profile image

      E L Seaton 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      OK, now I am officially hungry. Those burgers looked ready for consumption!

    • bman227 profile image


      7 years ago

      Good looking burgers!

    • Tagsforkids profile image


      7 years ago

      Like many I love burgers, but there is nothing like having a good homemade one! Some interesting variations here that we'll have to try. Thanks.

    • Davidfstillwagon profile image


      7 years ago

      It looks like a great recipe!

    • Close2Art LM profile image

      Close2Art LM 

      7 years ago

      I love burgers, thanks for the new ideas....RWJR

    • LaineA profile image

      Amy Stephens 

      7 years ago from Missouri

      Sounds so very yummy.

    • Mary Crowther profile image

      Mary Crowther 

      7 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Love the cilantro in the burger!

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      7 years ago

      Wow, I know what's going on the grill this evening! Thanks for a great lens on cooking burgers.

    • AsianMarketplace profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm salivating.....

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Tried the minced garlic with chopped jalapenos a couple of days ago and it was awesome!

    • Gerald McConway profile image

      Gerald McConway 

      7 years ago

      Burgers, beer, summertime, do we need anything else for a good time?

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      7 years ago

      mixing the ingredients into the burger prior to cooking makes for a much more flavorful burger...coupled with the right charcoal grill and just the right temp...Burger Time!

    • UKGhostwriter profile image


      7 years ago

      I just want to fire up the grill!

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      7 years ago

      These recipes look great!

    • Mistalina profile image


      7 years ago

      The recipe sounds great! Thank you for sharing.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Home grilled burgers are the best! And add your own fixin's.

    • greenkat lm profile image

      greenkat lm 

      8 years ago

      OH man, gotta go cook one!

    • PastorSam LM profile image

      PastorSam LM 

      8 years ago

      very nicely built lens.

      I love burgers so will be following some of your recipes and and advice come springtime.

      Keep up the good work.


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      8 years ago

      Yummy lens! Blessed by a squidoo angel on 1/5/2011. Have a great day!

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      8 years ago

      I put Italian seasoning in everything I make and have NEVER thought of putting it into my burgers. I will now, thanks to you. What a great idea!!

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      8 years ago from Iowa

      Never thought of adding chesse to the burger mix, just always stuck over the top. SOunds yummy. My favorite thing next to steak is a grilled burger. :)

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      8 years ago

      Yummy lens! I agree, you can have a great burger, but you must always HAVE a great bun too! I would love to try a bison burger some day, but not even sure we have it anywhere here (we live in a very small rural area)

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Homemade Burgers are the Best! I have a similar recipe but I will have to try adding some white cheddar cheese! Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      Cranberry and turkey burger...what a great combo. I'm going to try this one very soon

    • jolou profile image


      8 years ago

      I love homemade burgers, with beef as well as salmon. Homemade is so much better than the prepared ones. But then anything homemade is usually better!

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      8 years ago

      I am now Very Hungry after eating, I mean reading this lens, lol! This has given me some new ideas to try different ways to prepare America's Favorite.

      Thanks for this Squidoo Len, I enjoyed reading this!!!

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      8 years ago

      Looks like I'm going to be grilling burgers after reading this! Great lens!

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      Your burger recipe looks delicious!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! I love the versatility of home-made hamburgers and the array of stuff you can put with them. I'm Australian and we eat more outside than we do inside, this coming summer I suspect a lot of your recipes will end up on my outdoor menu.

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      the777group lm 

      8 years ago

      Now you've gone and got me hungry again. Stop that!

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      Tony Payne 

      8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Mouthwateringly good :) There is nothing to compare to a good homemade burger, grilled to perfection. The seasonings make all the difference.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      8 years ago

      Yummy lens ... my new favorite is chipotle black bean burgers from Morning Star. Lensrolled to the biggest burger ever.

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      stacy mcdaniel 

      8 years ago

      Sounds Delicious! We are going camping this weekend. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      Best Homemade Grilled Burger Recipes is a great lens! Well done!


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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      We grilled hamburgers just this past weekend. As fun as it is to add seasonings and special toppings, just a standard burger with ketchup and pickles makes my day!

    • jodijoyous profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      Sounds yummy! Is it lunch time yet? Ooooh, it is!

      I've been experimenting with putting a dash of chili sauce in my burgers. Sometimes I use chipotle salsa (works well in meatloaf too).

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      8 years ago

      I was just browsing the food topic list and saw this title and want to check it out. Looks like a good recipe for burgers Kiwi. Just may have to try it this summer when I'm grilling. I'm going to feature this lens on my grilling burgers lens, which two spots behind yours right now. 5 Stars

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      Mickie Gee 

      8 years ago

      I am trying your recipe tonight. If I like it, it may become my "Best Burger Recipe on Squidoo!"

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      momto4 lm 

      8 years ago

      The southwestern burger sounds really good! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

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      9 years ago

      Those burgers looked great. I like how you added the or ground bison in there. I think I might have to give that receipe a try to go along with the receipe I have a lens on for potato salad I think the too would be way yummy

    • ZenandChic profile image


      9 years ago

      Delicious! Blessed by an angel!

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      simplegirl lm 

      9 years ago

      oh my goodness....I am going to have to try this recipe, looks terribly yummy.

    • Brit303 profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow. I love burgers on the grill (in fact, just about anything on the grill). And it's tough to beat a well-crafted hamburger. Mine are always basic--just throw the meat on the grill, and add some ketchup afterward. Your suggestions here take that time-honored tradition to a whole new level. Nice work!

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      9 years ago

      I love burgers made any way, love this lens and will try some of the recipes! 5*s

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Fantastic lens, blessed and lensrolled to my Complete Make-Ahead Summer Dinner Menu & Recipes and my The Best-Ever Hawaiian Potato-Salad Recipe lenses. You've made me want a hamburger and it is still breakfast time!

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      9 years ago

      I am torn between the Pepperoni, Spicy Cranberry Turkey or the Walnut Burger. (*_*) 5*****

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      Frankie Kangas 

      9 years ago from California

      I just ate but after reading this I'm hungry again. Hamburgers are a favorite. I now only eat fish and fowl, so I'll replace the ground beef with ground chicken or turkey, but I'll try your recipe soon! Bear hugs, Frankie

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      9 years ago

      My mouth is watering. Those pics of all those juicy hamburgers is what did me in. Deeelish!

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      Cheryl Kohan 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Sure look like winning recipes to me. Great lens.

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      this delicious lens is being featured today at Cabaret Squidoo!

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image


      9 years ago

      There's nothing like a great grilled burger in the summer time.

      Thanks for sharing


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      utradesports lm 

      9 years ago

      Great Lens. I have had to minimize my intake of beef. I will be trying some of your ideas with other burgers. Gave your lens a 5/5*

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      Paula Atwell 

      9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Yummy. Blessings on this (wait, excuse me, I have something in my mouth) lens.

    • papawu profile image


      9 years ago

      Great recipe. I do so love burgers. I mean pretty much all burgers. Grilled just makes it that much better.That's why I'm going to lensrolling this lens to all of my burger lenses.

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      9 years ago

      Oh my gosh I am so hungry now I have to leave the computer and go make a snack. This is an awesome lens. An easy 5 stars!

    • JodiTraxler profile image


      9 years ago

      Great recipes! Love the lens. 5 stars and favorite!

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      9 years ago

      YUM!...these look delicious! Some great recipes...gonna have to try one soon...I love a good BBQ

      Thanks for visiting my banana bread lens...I appreciate your comments...I won't eat it before bedtime either ;o) thanks!

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      9 years ago

      Great lens I love burgers! Kiwisoutback, thank you for blessing my Lost Theories lens. I didn't notice until now. My first blessing, greatly appreciated! Namaste!

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      9 years ago

      Looks like I'm following Tipi around again (sisters), she just started featuring this little delight of yours--it's 10:00 p.m. and I want a grilled burger NOW! My mouth started watering as I was checking out your suggestions and I want one of everything. We love the charcoal taste, but we didn't care for the lighter fluid, so we got one of those no lighter fluid starters--you put paper in the bottem (it's vented) and the coals on top--light it up and you're on your way with no fluid smell! It works great. I totally agree with you about the bun--a great bun makes a world of difference as does a poor bun. Super ideas you have here!

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      9 years ago

      Looks - sounds fantastic. I am going to need to eat something real soon after visiting this lens kiwi. You got my blessings and will be featured on my two grilling lens as soon as I can get to it. I have a couple things to take care of first. - Yummy!

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      Cynthia Davis 

      9 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Yummy burger recipes. I think I'll try making the spicy turkey cranberry, it sounds delicious! Five stars and favored.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      Red meat is a rare treat for me, so I enjoy it especially on the three or four times a years that I indulge. 5-starring, favoriting, and lensrolling this one where it will keep company with several grilling items...including a hungry cavemean. Also, joining your FC.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group! Your burgers have made me hungry...for a hamburger, and a good one!


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      Ruth Coffee 

      9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      mmm, I love a good burger. And, not just because that's the only time my husband cooks. Love the lens!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      mmm...I'm ready for grilling time!! 5*

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      Bambi Watson 

      9 years ago

      Very nice lens! 5*

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      9 years ago

      Wow, I am so hungry! Definitely gonna try some of these recipes!


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