Go Beyond Your Basic Burger

Clever toppings and mouth-watering ingredients—think feta and salmon—combine for flavor you won't find at the drive-in.

Feta-Stuffed Burgers with Grilled Onion on Sourdough

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner, Recipe: Marge Perry and David Bonom

Feta-Stuffed Burgers with Grilled Onion on Sourdough

This meal for four comes together with little more than pantry staples. No hamburger buns? No problem.

Salmon Burgers

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salmon Burgers

Sweet potato fries are a tasty accompaniment to this novel twist on the classic.

Best Beach Burger

Photo: David Hillegas, Recipe: Caroline Wright

Best Beach Burger

Wood chips add a great smoky flavor while the cucumber relish provides a refreshing crunch. To keep the burgers tender and juicy, don't overwork the meat when forming it into patties.

Crab Cake Sliders with Dill-Caper Cream

Photo: Randy Mayor, Recipe: Kathryn Jessup

Crab Cake Sliders with Dill-Caper Cream

For a flavorful twist, substitiute seasoned croutons for the saltines. Try garlic- or butter-flavored varieties.

Southwestern Burgers

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner, Recipe: Julia Rutland

Southwestern Burgers

The all-American classic gets a Southwestern twist with the addition of chipotle chile powder, cumin, and spicy Montery Jack cheese. For even more heat, top it with jalapeño slices.

Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs

Photo: David Tsay, Recipe: Cat Cora

Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs

This is not technically a burger, but wrapped in warm flatbread or pita and topped with cool Avocado-Mint Tzatziki, it sure had us fooled.

Mini Surf-and-Turf Burgers

Photo: Jean Allsopp, Recipe: Rebecca Bent

Mini Surf-and-Turf Burgers

For a hearty and unexpected party appetizer, skewer the burgers and crab cakes with a slice of grilled bread and serve them with a dip made from equal parts tartar and cocktail sauce.

Brie Burgers with Mediterranean Tuna-Pasta Salad

Photo: Jean Allsopp, Recipe: Jackie Mills, R.D.

Brie Burgers with Mediterranean Tuna-Pasta Salad

When preparing meat and seafood, timing is key, so mix the tuna into the pasta salad as the burgers are on the grill.

Salmon Burger

Photo: Jennifer Davick, Recipe: Julia Rutland

Salmon Burger

Ready in under 20 minutes, this burger makes a simple and healthy weeknight meal.

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