Ultimate Sriracha Burger

Sriracha hot sauce finds its way into a lot of our dishes. Not because we like super-hot foods, but because we like a little spice in them. This ultimate Sriracha burger is a great example. Great grilled burgers with Sriracha mixed in with every bite. A little Sriracha in the beef, and a little more in a cool, creamy Ranch sauce that tops the entire burger off. Cool tomatoes and crunchy onions, a little lettuce, and some smoky bacon top off what is one of best burgers you can make.
Ultimate Sriracha BurgerThese ultimate Sriracha burgers were a huge hit. I expect to be making them often. They were certainly full of great spicy flavor. Just like my taco burgers, which you’ll also love.

Ultimate Sriracha Burger

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
  • 2 tablespoons low-salt soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons Sriracha divided
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon cooked
  • 1 medium sweet onion sliced thin
  • 6 slices Pepperjack cheese
  • 1 to mato sliced thin
  • Green or red leaf lettuce

Instructions

  • Place the chuck in large bowl.
  • Add the soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of the Sriracha, and the black pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients, but do not over mix.
  • Form into 6 4 ounce patties. Grill as desired.
  • Combine remaining Sriracha and the Ranch dressing.
  • Slather dressing on insides of the buns.
  • Add the cooked patties.
  • Add bacon, onion, cheese, tomato and lettuce

Bourbon Street Burger

Bourbon Street sauce has quickly become the go-to sauce in our house. It’s a very easy sauce to make, using ingredients I always have on hand. I put it on a lot of dishes, like this outstanding Bourbon Street burger.
Bourbon Street BurgerEvery bite of this monster Bourbon Street burger is exploding with flavor. It’s a messy burger, which is a sure sign that it’s good (the same rule applies to sandwiches, I think). The sauce will drip. The cheese will drip. And the drippings? Oh yes, very tasty indeed!

I use Weber’s burger presses to make my burger and slider patties. They really make making burgers a much quicker task. It also means I get consistent weight, shape, and thickness, which means I get patties that cook evenly, and each takes the same amount of time.

Bourbon Street Burger

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season patties with the Cajun seasoning.
  • Grill or cook the patties as desired.
  • Slather patties with Bourbon Street sauce. Don't be shy with it.
  • Top patties with cheese.
  • Toast bun, if desired.
  • Assemble burger by adding lettuce, patties, tomato, and onion to the bun.
  • Serve with plenty of napkins.

Louisiana Burgers

These Louisiana burgers are absolutely incredible. They are the best burgers I’ve ever had. Wonderful grilled seasoned beef, kick’n pepper jack cheese, remoulade, crunchy red onion and my favorite, spicy homemade Tasso that just melts in your mouth. All on homemade buns.

Every bite is fully of fantastic flavor.
Louisiana BurgersI could’ve used some Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce on these burgers, but I went with a bottle of Louisiana Fish Fry Product’s remoulade sauce instead. It has a nice zesty taste that is also great on po boy sandwiches. You can find it in your grocer’s southern foods section.

If you love big flavors, you’ll love these burgers. Also try my spicy bacon burgers.

Louisiana Burgers

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 8 thin slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns split
  • Remoulade sauce homemade or use Louisiana Fish Fry's bottled sauce
  • 8 slices thinly sliced Tasso ham
  • 1 red onion peeled, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices, soaked in cold water for 15 minutes then drained

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill.
  • Combine the spices and mix into the meat in a large bowl.
  • Form the meat into 4 patties.
  • Grill the burgers as desired.
  • Toast the buns.
  • Slather the buns with the remoulade sauce. Top with the burgers, Tasso, red onion, and cheese.

Hot Mess Cheeseburger

These crazy-good Hot Mess Cheeseburgers remind me a bit of one our favorites, pimento cheeseburgers. This kicked-up version comes from Chris over at Nibble Me This, a fantastic blog to follow. I highly recommend you pay Chris a visit.

Hot Mess CheeseburgerWe used a mix of whatever cheeses we had on hand. You don’t have to get picky. No matter what you use these burgers will turn out fantastic. Lots of cheese, and a little heat.

I recently discovered McClure’s pickles, and they are just fantastic. You see some of their pickle spears in the pic. The spicy varieties have a really nice heat to them. They taste fresh, and homemade. Oh, and you have to try their dill pickle relish. It is unlike that mass-produced relish. Once you’ve had it, you’ll never go back, that’s for sure.

Hot Mess Cheeseburger

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 1 pound ground beef shaped into 4 patties
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Sliced tomato
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced red onion
  • Ketchup mayo, and mustard
  • Pickle spears

For the cheese topping

  • 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheeses we used sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, and Mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons or more chopped pimento peppers
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking.
  • Salt and pepper the beef and place the patties onto the grill.
  • Meanwhile, stir together all of the cheese mix ingredients.
  • Flip burgers once the first side has pretty grill marks.
  • When the patties are just about done (about 15 degrees below where you want them), top with the cheese mix. Remove patties once the meat is done and the cheese is all ooey gooey.
  • Toast buns as desired.
  • Serve burgers topped with tomato, lettuce, onion, ketchup, mayo and mustard with a cold pickle spear on the side.

Hamburger Po Boy

This hamburger po boy is one of my favorite things to eat.  It’s a little on the messy side, which is always a good thing. I think sandwiches are meant to be messy. And they have to drip down yummy drippings that you can sop up with your bread, or better, fries.

Hamburger Po BoyYou can make this sandwich a little more like a po’boy by slathering the buns with some Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce from Chez John. That stuff is like gold.

Hamburger Po'Boy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread split horizontally
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix or 5 tablespoons of our homemade version
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • Kaw-Cajun Comeback Sauce to taste, optional
  • Mayonnaise optional
  • 4-6 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 medium tomato chopped

Instructions

  • Lightly toast the bread and set aside.
  • Brown the ground beef and drain.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, relish, mustard and black pepper. Stir in the soup mix. Add to the ground beef along with the beef broth.
  • Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer until thickened.
  • Slather the bread with the comeback sauce or mayo (both are optional).
  • Spoon the mixture over the bread and top with the cheese, onion, lettuce and tomato and serve.

Cuban Burgers

Wow, these Cuban burgers were great. I love Cuban sandwiches, and I love burgers, so put two things I love into one and you get … lots more love! You’ll need a panini press to flatten these, but it’s ok if you don’t have one. Instead, place the burgers (wrapped in foil) into a large heated skillet then place another, smaller, skillet on top. Weigh it down with a few unopened cans you have on hand to press it down a bit. Voila! Instant panini press!

Cuban BurgersThe easiest way to cook these Cuban burgers is on a Cuisinart Griddler.

Also try my Dallas burgers.

Cuban Burgers

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic mashed
  • 4 hamburger buns split
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 thin slices smoked ham
  • 2 dill pickles sliced thin (I used Claussen Sandwich slices)

Instructions

  • Form meat into patties. Season well and grill until just barely done.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, roasted garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  • Slather bun sides with the mayonnaise mixture and add some Dijon.
  • Top buns with the cheese, burgers, more cheese, and some ham.
  • Add bun tops and place into preheated panini press. Press down and cook until the cheese melts

Apple Maple Turkey Burger

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical making this apple maple turkey burger. Sure, I’ve had a few turkey burgers in my time, but I can’t remember any of them. On the other hand, I can remember lots of the beef burgers I’ve had. I was pretty sure this wasn’t going to be a very memorable burger either. And I was wrong. Very wrong.

Apple Maple Turkey BurgerThe apple sauce and maple syrup really make this burger fantastic. It is moist and tender and oh so flavorful. It is topped with applewood-smoked  burger and a great sauce that I am going to use on regular beef burgers too.  So much so that I made these twice in two days.

Also try my black bean Teriyaki burgers.

Apple Maple Turkey Burger

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup use real syrup

For the burger

  • 12 slices applewood-smoked bacon cooked and cooled slightly, divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup chunky applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 4 hamburger Buns
  • Toppings lettuce, tomato, sliced onion, etc

Instructions

  • Combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Take 4 of the pieces of bacon and place into a chopper or blender and process until all large pieces are ground.
  • Combine the ground bacon, turkey, applesauce, poultry seasoning, syrup, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Use your hands to get it mixed well. Form into 4 equally sized patties.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Brush one side of the patties with olive oil and place over direct heat. Brush tops with oil.
  • Grill until lightly charred. Flip and grill another 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove to indirect heat and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 170 F.
  • Lightly toast the buns.
  • Serve patties on toasted buns slathered with the sauce, topped with your favorite toppings and the remaining bacon slices.

Creamy Mushroom Burger

Thick, creamy mushroom burger goodness awaits you! Oh, and there’s the added bonus of a little crunch from some French fried onions too! Now, you could up and ‘cheat’ and just warm up some canned cream of mushroom soup and make these burgers, but believe me, making the creamy mushroom sauce is very easy, and it tastes soooo much better than anything you’d ever get out of a can.

Creamy Mushroom BurgerIt’s almost like having a mushroom stroganoff on a bun. This delicious burger is another fantastic recipe from Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr, from the Food Network.

Also try my Cuban burgers.

Creamy Mushroom Burger

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the mushroom topping

  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • Dash balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 ounces 1/4 block cream cheese, softened
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the burgers

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices smoked Cheddar
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 cup french fried onion pieces

Instructions

For the mushroom topping

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a saute pan.
  • Add the shallots, garlic and mushrooms until lightly golden, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add remaining oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
  • Whisk in the beef broth and onion powder. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmering until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the cream cheese, Season with salt and pepper.

For the burgers

  • Form beef into patties. Season with salt and pepper and grill until done.
  • Top patties with cheese.
  • Lightly toast the buns.
  • Stir together the mustard and mayonnaise and slather it onto the bun halves.
  • Assemble burgers by topping buns with patties and a large spoonful of the mushroom topping. Sprinkle with French fried onions and serve.

Queso Burgers

There’s no need to always get all fancy with a burger. Sometimes you just need a little sauce on top. Like this one. Ooey gooey with some kick. Keep some chips on hand in case some of the cheesy goodness drips off these queso burgers. Ok, not in case. It will drip. There’s no stopping it.Queso Burgers

The cheese sauce is good on everything, from hot dogs to nachos, to mac-and-cheese. Make a double batch of it. Use half for these queso burgers.Use the other half for dipping warmed tortilla chips. Lunch is ready!

If you have a smoker you’ll want to try smoking your burger patties instead of grilling them.

Queso Burgers

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Combine the cheese and tomatoes in a microwave safe bowl and microwave 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until melted. Alternatively, you can place the ingredients into a sauce pan over medium heat and melt the cheese, stirring often.
  • Form beef into patties. Grill burgers as desired.
  • Toast the buns on the grill, if desired.
  • Serve burgers topped with plenty of the cheese sauce.

West Coast Burger

Brian Boitano, the gold medal skater, had a show on the Food Network for a while called What Would Brian Boitano Make? that was actually quite good. He cooked up all sorts of great food ideas, many of which were for entertaining. I’ve made a number of his recipes and they’ve all come out fantastic, including this one for a west coast burger.West Coast BurgerThere are two things that make this burger a great burger: the sauce and the onions. The sauce is a great combination of your usual burger toppings with a little hot sauce and garlic powder added in for extra flavor. The onions are sautéed, which isn’t anything spectacular. But, what is spectacular is that you add in mustard at the end of the sauteing. That really takes the onions to a new level. What a great idea!

Also try my Buffalo wing burgers.

West Coast Burger

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the onions

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • Pinch salt

For the special sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

For the burger

  • 4 hamburger patties seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • Burger toppings cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc
  • Onions and special sauce from above

Instructions

For the onions

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onions and saute for 15 minutes or until softened and lightly caramelized.
  • Add mustard, stir, and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

For the sauce

  • Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.

For the burger

  • Cook burgers as you normally would.
  • Slather buns with the special sauce. Add patties and desired toppings, followed by the onions.