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22 best burger recipes

The Ultimate Burger Image by: Jeff Coulson Author: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2015

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20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Whether it's classic beef or an alternative (elk, anyone?), burgers are a summer classic. Here are our very best recipes so you're sure to please every guest at your table.

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20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

The Ultimate Burger

Up your grill game this summer with our juiciest, most crave-worthy burger ever.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Butter Chicken Burgers

Torn between butter chicken and burgers tonight? Why not have both at the same time? Be sure to use thick curry paste (not sauce) to keep the burgers moist but not sloppy. Serve them in kaiser rolls and top with plain Greek yogurt, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, and lettuce leaves.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Sweet, Sour and Sultry Turkey Burgers

Ground turkey is a lean alternative to beef. Keep the burgers moist and flavourful with this simple sweet-and-sour barbecue sauce.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Turkish-Style Lamb Burgers

Boost burgers with the intense, delicious flavours of the Middle East. Pomegranate molasses, also called grenadine molasses, is found in Middle Eastern or specialty grocery stores. Its thick texture and sweettart flavour make it an ideal glaze for these burgers.

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By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers

If you can't find applewood-smoked Cheddar cheese, old Cheddar is just as good. Serve with toppings to dress up the burgers.

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Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Beef and Lentil Burger with Cilantro Lime Mayo

Serve these burgers to people who don't like lentils and they'll soon be converted! The beef and lentil combination gives them a tender texture, and the jalapeno supplies a spicy kick.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Salmon and Caper Burgers with Dill Cucumbers

A refreshing alternative to beef burgers, this salmon version is flavoured with tangy lemon juice and grainy mustard. For an even lighter dish, replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Elk Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Ground elk is a lean and tasty alternative to ground beef. Chopped bacon adds a bit of fat to make these burgers ultra-tender, while red wine brings out the richness of the elk.

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Image by: Joe Kim By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Bocconcini Chicken Burgers

Grinding chicken thighs for this burger, rather than using the already-ground chicken, gives the best flavour and texture. A Caprese salad topping of Bocconcini cheese, tomatoes and basil adds a fresh kick.

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Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Pork and Chorizo Burgers

These tender, super flavourful burgers use fresh chorizo sausages found in the meat department, not the dry cured chorizo from the deli section. Can't find manchego cheese? Use Pecorino-Romano instead.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Vegetarian Burgers

These tender, super flavourful burgers use fresh chorizo sausages found in the meat department, not the dry cured chorizo from the deli section. Can't find manchego cheese? Use Pecorino-Romano instead.

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Image by: Edward Pond By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Waughburgers

The trick to these burgers is the mix of condiments in the burger. Feel free to explore a variety of condiments to make this recipe your own.

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Image by: Ryan Brook By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Beef and Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Cremini mushroom adds an extra flavour to these burgers, and match perfectly to the arugula added on top.

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Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Tahini Falafel Lettuce Burgers with Cucumber Salsa

Serving these super-size falafel in lettuce leaves makes them extra-light (and gluten-free!), but if you don't mind the extra calories, use pitas or hamburger buns. Customize the toppings to your taste—sprouts, thinly sliced red onion and pickled turnip are all great options.

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Image by: Ronald Tsang By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Lazy Cheeseburgers With Carrot Slaw

These freestyle cheeseburgers come together in a snap! Rather than forming the beef into patties, we cook it in a pan with sweet and sticky sauces to make a thick filling for crisp kaiser buns, then top them off with creamy Cheddar. To make this meal even quicker, prepare your slaw the night before.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Lemon Herb Shrimp Burgers

With the cabbage topping and homemade tartar sauce, these tender burgers taste like a fresh, healthy version of a fish-and-chips dinner.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Steakhouse Sliders

Sliders with melty cheese.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Grilled Portobello and Cheese Burgers

Meaty, dense portobello mushrooms are a delicious substitute for hamburgers – even for meat lovers. Mushrooms are like sponges because they absorb water, which is why cleaning them with a damp paper towel is all that's necessary.

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Image by: Edward Pond By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Herb and Cranberry Turkey Burger With Caraway Coleslaw

Chopped, dried cranberries are cooked inside these lean turkey burgers. Adding a bit of water to the burger mix helps keep this turkey juicy. There's no need for condiments when you have this crunchy coleslaw topping.

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Shrimp Sliders With Wasabi-Lime Mayo

These tiny sliders are packed full of flavour and come together very quickly if you use a food processor. If you don't want to serve them as sliders, they make great shrimp burgers or shrimp meatballs, too!

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Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Fish Burgers With Light Tartar Sauce

Cod is a lean fish that is low in fat but high in protein and other important nutrients. Try serving this dish with creamy cabbage salad.

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Image by: Matthew Kimura By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

20+ crowd-pleasing burger recipes from beef to seafood and everything in between

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Burgers

Bacon keeps burgers moist and juicy. A centre of melted cheese adds a surprise.

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Image by: Yvonne Duivenvoorden By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 

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