Hamburger, Sloppy Joe, Salisbury Steak Recipes

Our growing section on hamburgers will help you understand all the angles in making big fat juicy steakburgers or thin crispy diner burgers, and the techniques are very different! We'll take you on a tour of the regional styles of hamburgers, help you select the right buns, cheeses, toppings and bottomings, and give you the secret sauce recipe.

double cheeseburgers
Here's everything you need to know about burgers and how to make the best hamburger you ever tasted. read more
rare burgers
Undercooked ground meat and sausage can kill. Here's how to make great tasting burgers that are safe. read more
toasted hamburger buns
Not just any bun will do. Here are some tips on selecting the right bun for your masterpiece. read more
double cheeseburgers
The cheeseburger is an American icon. Here's how to make a great one including a list of the best cheeses and tips on technique. read more
hamburgers in a meat grinder
When you grind your own hamburgers you are assured of the freshest, cleanest meat, just the right fat to lean ratio. read more
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Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing Blended Burger
Enjoy Thanksgiving all year long thanks to this delicious recipe for a turkey and stuffing blended burger. This is the ultimate Thanksgiving-inspired burger – a turkey and stuffing patty topped with sweet potato waffle fries, a tart and tangy cranberry barbecue sauce, and a buttery brioche bun! Let's all give thanks. read more
Smoked Pimento Cheese Burger Recipe
Put a little south in your mouth with this delicious recipe for a smoked pimento cheese burger. Smoky home made pimento cheese and a reverse seared burger elevates cheeseburgers to new levels and makes it certain to be a hit at your next backyard cookout, tailgating adventure or weeknight family meal. read more
sloppy joe sandwich
The sloppy joe gets a delicious makeover in this tested recipe for a smoky sloppy joe. By starting the meat on the grill, this classic sandwich takes on a deep smoky flavor. Taking it one step further, the recipe is amplified by sautéing the meat and vegetables in bacon fat then blending with bacon and BBQ sauce. read more
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Kangaroo Burger
Packed full of flavor, this recipe for butter stuffed kangaroo burgers is an exotic alternative to traditional beef hamburgers. Plus, it's healthier! Given the complex and slightly earthy flavor profile of kangaroo meat, the key to this burger is finding flavors that complement the meat without overshadowing it. read more
Fried Green Tomato Burger with Comeback Sauce Recipe
Take a trip to the south thanks to this burger recipe featuring fried green tomatoes and comeback sauce. Green tomatoes are sliced, breaded, and deep fried to golden perfection. Crunchy with just a hint of tartness, the fried green tomatoes pair perfectly with the burger patty and a classic Southern comeback sauce. read more
Grilled Reuben Burger
Corned beef is taken to new heights with this delicious recipe for the Reuben burger. Corned beef brisket is ground into burger patties before being grilled to perfection. Inspired by the classic Reuben, this patty melt style burger features tangy sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on rye bread. read more
salisbury steak on a plate with peas and mashed potatoes
There's a lot of bad Salisbury steak out there but this delicious recipe from Ruth Ellen Church is the real deal. In the 1880s, Dr. James Henry Salisbury created the Salisbury Steak. Within a few decades it began showing up on menus and in cookbooks and it can still be found on menus, particularly in rural areas. read more
diner cheeseburger
Create the skinny, crispy edged burgers that you love at diners with this simple recipe for the Wimpy burger. Infinitely better than any mass produced quarter pounder, these homemade diner-style burgers are small disks, 4 ounces or less, pressed flat and cooked on a griddle to maximize the flavor and crispness. read more
White Castle
You've heard of it whispered in back alleys and dark corners of bars. It works. Here's the recipe for the mythical White Castle stuffing, certain to not only be a hit with Harold and Kumar but with all of your holiday guests! And the best part? It's super simple to make with only a handful of ingredients. read more
Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Burger
Experience a flavor explosion with this recipe for a sweet and spicy jalapeno bacon cheeseburger. A perfectly grilled burger patty is topped with sharp cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, thick cut bacon, and homemade balsamic ketchup. Layer it all on a pillowy pretzel bun for pure burger nirvana. read more

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