The Ultimate Hamburger Recipe Round Up

Words: Emma Nkunzana

The humble burger has reached almost cult status, with many people swearing by their particular method of making it. Have you got your favourite hamburger 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 even ones for the 1% who can still afford avo. Hamburgers everywhere we salute you; you’re our idea of the perfect meal.

Find your Favourite Hamburger Recipe

The Classics

They’re classics for a reason…

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger with Caramelised Onions

This pork burger will blow your tastebuds away! With bacon in the burger and on the burger and a deliciously sweet bourbon BBQ sauce, caramelised onions and jalapeños for heat, it’s 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 is our ode to the humble onion.

Recipe for Onion Overload Beef Burger

Dagwood Burger

An all-time American classic, originally a sandwich but easily converted into a burger, sometimes bigger is better.

Recipe for Dagwood Burger

The Original Beef Burger

Straight up with a smokey BBQ basting sauce and all the trimmings – let’s make burgers great again.

Recipe for Original Beef Burger


Chicken Lick’n Good

Who doesn’t love a good chicky burger?

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Chicken & Avocado Burgers with Guacamole Pesto

Who said a burger couldn’t be healthy? These are easy to make and make great next-day leftovers.

Recipe for Chicken & Avocado Burgers

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

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

Recipe for Southern Fried Chicken Burger

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Spanish-ish Chicken Burger

Say hello to our Frank-chooken-stein burger that’s somewhere between a burger and a paella.

Recipe for Spanish Chicken Burger

Rustic Crumbed Chicken Burger

Impress guests with this indulgent chicken burger stuffed with cranberry and brie.

Recipe for Crumbed Chicken  Burger


Vegetarian & Vegan

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

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 crispy fried spicy patties, creamy korma sauce and mango salsa. Delicious!

Recipe for Spicy Double Korma Burger

Waldorf Burger and Pepper Kale Chips

A take on a traditional Waldorf salad, this burger has a delicious crush from apple, celery and walnuts.

Recipe for Waldorf Burger and Pepper Kale Chips

Green Vegan Burger with Chunky Chimichurri Pesto and 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

Fry’s Chicken-Style Burger with Braaied Mushrooms, Basil & Wild Rocket Pesto & Grilled Pineapple

We swap out classic burger buns for these ridiculously meaty braaied mushrooms which pack in a hearty, smoky flavour.

Recipe for Fry’s Chicken-Style Burger with Braaied Mushrooms, Basil & Wild Rocket Pesto & Grilled Pineapple

Fry’s Traditional Burgers with Chunky Avo and Piquantè Pepper Salsa and Toasted Seeds

This voluptuous vegan burger has all the flavours that you love about a classic burger – minus the meat!

Recipe for Fry’s Traditional Burgers with Chunky Avo and Piquantè Pepper Salsa and Toasted Seeds

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Veggie Burger

Aubergines make for a tasty and easy meat alternative.

Recipe for Veggie Burgers

Vegan Burgers with Hummus and Polenta Onion Rings

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

Recipe for Vegan Burgers With Hummus

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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

Caprese Aubergine Burgers with Basil Sauce

A veggie and banting-friendly Caprese-style burger.

Recipe for Caprese Aubergine Burgers


Unconventional Hamburger Recipes

We’re all about the different burger too…

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 with a garlic-miso mayo dressing. Yum!

Get the recipe for this Chinese 5-Spice Beef Burger

Seared Tuna Poké Burger

We are alll 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 Poké Burger

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Funky Lamb & Mushroom Slider

The combo is a funky, earthy mix of flavours that cuts through the richness of the meat.

Recipe for Funky Lamb & Mushroom Slider

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

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Greek Lamb Burger with Grilled Aubergine Hummus & Tzatziki

All the Mediterranean flavours associated with Greece neatly stacked into a burger for your convenience.

Recipe for Greek Lamb Burger

Big Fat Greek Burgers

Pita’s are the perfect pocket to keep all the lamb juices from dripping down your arm.

Recipe for Big Fat Greek Burgers

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 Findus 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

Pork Burgers with Sage & Maple Sauce

Pork and sage is a classic combo. This juicy hamburger recipe has a sweet topping and is a great alternative to your regular go-to beef patty.

Recipe for Pork Burgers


Something Fishy

These are great summer alternatives when you’re looking for a lighter burger, 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 hamburger 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 – crispy, golden perfection! Also, check out these burger mistakes you might be making.

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