The Ultimate Burger Recipe Round Up

Words: Crush

The humble burger has reached almost cult status, with many people swearing by their particular method of making it. Have you got your favourite burger recipe? We round up a few of ours and we leave no person behind. We’ve got recipes for the biggest of appetites, for the forgotten vegetarian, some that are over-the-top and ones for the unconventional cook. Burgers everywhere, we salute you – you’re our idea of the perfect meal.

Classics Burger Recipes with a Twist

Everything you love about a classic burger, but with a tasty twist.

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burger recipes

Cheesy Pretzel Roll Sliders

Succulent wagyu beef patties topped with raclette cheese, chilli crisp mayo and pickles, all hugged by pretzel roll buns. Droolworthy!

Recipe for Cheesy Pretzel Roll Sliders

Funky Lamb & Mushroom Slider

We love a classic mushroom burger, this one is taken to delicious heights. The combo is a funky, earthy mix of flavours that cuts through the richness of the meat.

Recipe for Funky Lamb & Mushroom Slider

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger with Caramelised Onions

This pork burger will blow your taste buds away! With bacon, a deliciously sweet bourbon BBQ sauce, caramelised onions and jalapeños for heat, this is the burger of your dreams.

Recipe for Bourbon Bacon Burger with Caramelised Onions

Onion Overload Beef Burger

Onions are without a doubt one of the best burger toppings. This burger recipe is our ode to the humble onion.

Recipe for Onion Overload Beef Burger

Chicken Lick’n Good

Who doesn’t love a good chicky burger?

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Basil, Garlic & Lemon Chicken Burgers

Inspired by Mediterranean flavours, this tantalising chicken burger is loaded with zesty, garlicky and fresh basil notes. A great burger recipe for any day of the week.

Recipe for Basil, Garlic & Lemon Chicken Burgers

Bunless Chicken Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Bunless burgers might be taboo, but this keto-friendly version is sinfully delicious. Serve with a glass of bubbles for a bougie burger.

Recipe for Bunless Chicken Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Spanish-ish Chicken Burger

This beauty is somewhere between a burger and paella – basically, it’s one tasty mash-up.

Recipe for Spanish Chicken Burger

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

We love this chicken burger recipe so much! Sink your teeth into this crispy, tender chicken breast, and top with tangy slaw for Southern-style perfection.

Recipe for Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Vegetarian & Vegan Burger Recipes

Gone are the days where a burger meant a beef-only patty. Make your own veggie patties with these recipes, or zhoosh up pre-made patties with tasty homemade toppings.

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vegan burger recipes

Tropical Burgers with Coconut Cream and Fruity Salsa

Traditional meat-free burger patties are cooked over the braai and topped with coconut cream, crispy onion bits and a fruity salsa.

Recipe for Tropical Burgers with Coconut Cream and Fruity Salsa

Spicy Double Korma Burger

A plant-based burger with spicy patties, creamy korma sauce and mango salsa. Delicious!

Recipe for Spicy Double Korma Burger

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vegan burger recipes

Waldorf Burger and Pepper Kale Chips

A take on a traditional Waldorf salad; the apple, celery and walnuts add a delicious crunch.

Recipe for Waldorf Burger and Pepper Kale Chips

Green Vegan Burger with Chimichurri Pesto & Potato Wedges

A crumbed, egg-free vegan burger patty on a health bun, served with a chunky chimichurri pesto that is perfect for dipping the wedges in as well.

Recipe for Green Vegan Burger with Chunky Chimichurri Pesto and Potato Wedges

Vegan Burgers with Hummus and Polenta Onion Rings

Jazz up pre-made patties with wholesome hummus and crunchy egg-free onion rings.

Recipe for Vegan Burgers With Hummus

Vegan Burgers with Black Bean Hummus

This patty is made from chickpeas and carrots; smear with the homemade black bean hummus and cashew tzatziki for an earthy meal.

Recipe for Vegan Burgers with Black Bean Hummus

Unconventional Hamburger Recipes

We love something different too…

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burger recipes

Chinese 5-Spice Beef Burger

The big, bold flavours of Chinese 5-Spice are the perfect dusting for this big beefy burger; tempered by crunchy, cooling slaw and a garlic-miso mayo dressing. Yum!

Get the recipe for this Chinese 5-Spice Beef Burger

Seared Tuna Burger with Avo & Edamame Smash and Wasabi Mayo

We are all about this hunk of seared tuna, dusted in poké spice mix and sat atop a bed of avo and edamame smash.

Get the recipe for this Seared Tuna Burger with Avo & Edamame Smash & Wasabi Mayo

Kiwi Burger Sliders

Beetroot and egg probably aren’t your go-to burger toppings, but this classic Kiwi combo will win you over. Enjoy with crunchy fries and crisp craft beer.

Recipe for Kiwi Burger Sliders

Steak Burger with Béarnaise Sauce and Gremolata Skinny Fries

We love steaks and we love burgers, so we put them together! This yummy steak burger is served with a creamy Béarnaise sauce and skinny fries. Top your fries with a zingy gremolata and you have a seriously yum meal that everyone will get stuck into.

Recipe for Steak Burger with Béarnaise Sauce and Gremolata Skinny Fries

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BBQ Beef & Bacon Sloppy Joes

If you’re looking for something a little different, Sloppy Joes are the way to go! This American classic is the ultimate mid-week, no-fuss family dinner. Serve with crisps and slaw on the side for a super satisfying meal and tuck in – the messier, the better!

Recipe for BBQ Beef & Bacon Sloppy Joes

Crunchy Asian Beef Short Rib Burger

This is one monster hunka-hunka rib burger, complete with crispy chips that send it into another realm of tasty.

Recipe for Crunchy Asian Beef Short Rib Burger

Breakfast Burger Sliders

Is there anything more South African than having braai for breakfast? These braai-friendly Breakfast Burger Sliders topped with Tomato & Onion Jam are absolutely delish. Serve with a side of saucy beans for the ultimate brekkie.

Recipe for Breakfast Burger Sliders

Pork Neck Steak Sliders with Crispy Onion Rings & Herby Salsa

Everything about this pairing just makes sense. Juicy pork neck steaks with a zesty and herby salsa – yes please! The crispy onion rings make for an irresistible bite.

Recipe for Pork Neck Steak Sliders with Crispy Onion Rings & Herby Apple Salsa

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Greek Lamb Burger with Grilled Aubergine Hummus & Tzatziki

All the delicious Greek flavours you love, neatly stacked into a burger for your convenience.

Recipe for Greek Lamb Burger

Big Fat Greek Burgers

Pitas are the perfect pocket to keep all the lamb juices from dripping down your arm.

Recipe for Big Fat Greek Burgers

Seafood-inspired Burger Recipes

Seafood burgers are great if you want something on the lighter side; great sans bun too.

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Prawn Burger With Chive Aioli and Sweet Potato Ribbons

A fresh and zesty take on the conventional burger recipe.

Recipe for Prawn Burger With Chive Aioli & Sweet Potato Ribbons

Spicy Fish Burger with Kimchi

An Asian-inspired burger that will leave guests impressed. Serve with a fresh mung bean salad and kimchi on a steamed bun.

Spicy Fish Burgers With Kimchi

E’rrry burger needs some fries! Make these homemade fries – they’re crispy, golden perfection! Also, check out these burger mistakes you might be making.

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