Learn how to cook burgers at home in 4 simple ways (grilled, broiled, on the stove, or in the Air Fryer). Plus I’ve gathered even more of the BEST burger recipes and ideas, along with helpful tips to help teach you how to make burgers perfectly. Whether you prefer beef, chicken, or turkey burgers, you’ll love these homemade burger recipes!
Best Burger Recipes
Everyone should learn how to make burgers! They’re perfect for parties and BBQs, summer grilling, or even simple dinners at home with the family. I’ve collected the BEST burger recipes to give you some delicious ideas.
These homemade burgers will absolutely blow you away. Whether you prefer a classic beef burger, chicken burgers, turkey burgers, or super unique burger-inspired dishes, you’ll find something (or many things) here to add to your menu.
I’ve also collected the best side dishes for burgers (fries, chips, coleslaw, yum!) so you know exactly what to make with them.
How to Cook Burgers
Let’s start with the basics. If you want to make a good classic burger at home, here are 4 easy methods. Click the links for the full step by step recipes for each style. Then keep reading for even more unique, delicious, and easy burger recipes.
- How to Grill a Burger
- How to Cook a Burger on the Stove
- How to Broil Burgers in the Oven
- How to Make Airfryer Burgers
These are the main things you’ll need in your kitchen before cooking these burger recipes. You don’t need much!
- Grill or Grill pan (for grilled burgers) *affiliate
- Skillet (for stovetop burgers) *affiliate
- Baking sheet (for baked/broiled burgers) *affiliate
- Kitchen utensil set *affiliate
- Kitchen knife set *affiliate
Add these ingredients to your grocery shopping list.
- Ground Beef (or chicken or turkey)
- Hamburger Buns
- Burger Seasoning
Burger Temperature Chart
What temperature should you cook your burgers? Follow this quick chart.
- MEDIUM RARE: 130-135°F
- MEDIUM: 145°F
- MEDIUM WELL: 150-155°F
- WELL DONE: 160-165°F
*NOTE: The USDA recommends that hamburgers be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure all bacteria is killed. If you choose to cook medium/rare, be sure you’re using the freshest beef or even making your own ground beef!
If you want a printable chart to keep on hand in your kitchen, check out our Internal Meat Temperature Chart.
How long to cook burgers?
This depends on how you like them cooked and which cooking method you choose. Do you want them medium-rare, medium, well-done? Are you grilling, broiling, or cooking on the stove?
Here’s a quick guideline on how long to cook burgers if you’re grilling or making them on the stove:
- MEDIUM RARE (Red in the Middle): 6 minutes total (3 minutes on each side)
- MEDIUM (Pink in the Middle): 7-8 minutes total
- MEDIUM-WELL (Smidge of Pink in the Middle): 9 minutes total
- WELL DONE (No Pink): 10 minutes total
What are the best burger toppings?
Changing up the toppings on your burger is the easiest way to create something new and different. How you cook a burger is important, but what you put on it is just as important!
Here are some classic burger topping ideas, plus some more fun ideas:
- Cheese (classic cheddar or spice it up with pepper jack)
- Mayo, Ketchup, or Mustard
- BBQ Sauce
- Burger Sauce
Best Burger Recipes
Whether you’re looking for beef, chicken, or turkey, we’ve got all the best burger recipes right here!
Side Dishes for Burgers
Whether you’re preparing a quick dinner for the family, a weekend lunch, or a big BBQ for guests, you need some easy side dishes for burgers. You can’t go wrong with burgers and fries, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Here are my favorites!
Homemade Burger Toppings
If you want to add an extra kick to your burgers, try these homemade sauces and special toppings. P.S.: the sauces make great dips for your fries!
See? Learning how to cook burgers at home is simple. You can bookmark this guide and come back to it again all summer long. Better yet, you can make some of these burgers all year long!
These are by far the best burger recipes, all the favorites I go back to over and over again. Let me know which recipes you tried!