all about beef burgers

Burger Day

Nothing says summer quite like the sound of real beef sizzling on the grill, and there’s no better time to enjoy a juicy burger than this summer. Check out some recipes and tips for a delicious beef burger.

Beef Burger Battle

Try these delicious beef burger recipes from popular chefs, Hugh Acheson, Ryan Clark, Brooke Williamson, Lamar Moore, and Esther Choi. Make them all and decide which one is your favorite.

The Tastiest Burger Recipes

Classic Beef Cheeseburgers

Classic Beef Cheeseburgers

Master this classic burger recipe and you'll be the king (or queen) of the grill from here on out!

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Maple-Bacon Beer Burger

MAPLEWOOD-SMOKED BACON BEER BURGERS

What's not to love about this recipe? Ground Beef patties are grilled and topped with smoked bacon and cheddar.

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Zesty BBQ Cheeseburgers

ZESTY BARBECUE CHEESEBURGERS

Who can resist a juicy Ground Beef burger with extra zip from barbecue sauce?

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Lean Mean Cheeseburgers

Lean Mean Cheeseburgers

Fulfill your burger cravings with these tasty classic beef burgers with added oats and seasonings.

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Bistro Cheeseburgers

BISTRO CHEESEBURGERS

Switch up your usual burger toppings with this French bistro-style cheeseburger recipe. Grilled onions and a tasty Dijon-style mustard sauce top these tasty cheeseburgers.

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burgers with grilled onion

more beef burger recipes

Explore these delicious beef burger recipes or get inspired to create your own. After all, as long it’s a beef burger on the grill, you really can’t go wrong.

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Colorful Burgers

BEEFING UP YOUR BURGERS CAN HELP MEET NUTRITIONAL GOALS

At Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. we’re always learning new insights about consumers’ love affair for all things beef. Registered dietitian and PhD in Nutrition Science, Shalene McNeill provides tips on how to "Beef Up" your burger this summer using fruits and veggies.

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Three Steps for a Perfect Grilled Burger

Perfect Burger Step 1


Set grill to medium and let heat for a minimum of 10 minutes if using gas or until coals turn white if using charcoal. Form patties and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place a dimple in the center of the burger patty to minimize shrinking and optimize cooking. 

Perfect Burger Step 2


Place burgers on the grill and cook approximately 4 to 5 minutes, depending on size and thickness. Flip burger and grill an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until the center of the burger reaches an internal temperature of 160°F. 

Perfect Burger Step 3


Avoid pressing down on burgers and only flip burgers once during cooking.

Beef Up Your Burger

Real beef burgers present a unique way to help make every bite count. There's an unlimited array of options to boost nutrition and flavor in beef burgers by incorporating tasty toppings like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Colorful Burgers


Pair with sides like roasted potatoes, juicy watermelon or sweet corn 

Colorful Burgers


Top with flavorful fruit such as pineapple, mango and tomatoes

Colorful Burgers


 Add layers of crunchy, vibrant vegetables, such as spinach, carrot slaw and red peppers

Colorful Burgers


Add low-fat cheese, avocado or hummus for extra creaminess

More Tips for a Great Burger

  • Work with the Right Ratios: To ensure your burger isn’t all bun, form your patty slightly larger than your bun to account for shrinkage. 
  • Keep it Uniform: Before hitting the grill, put an indentation in the center of your patty so it cooks flat and prevents swelling in the middle. 
  • Patience Pays Off: Avoid the temptation of flipping burgers too early. Wait until the burger releases from the grill and only flip once. 
  • Keep it Hot: Always use a thermometer and make sure your burger is cooked to a safe and savory internal temperature of 160°F.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL BEEF BURGER DAY WITH AN AWARD-WINNING BURGER AND BEEF. IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER.

In celebration of National Beef Burger Day today, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Checkoff-funded Beef. It's What's For Dinner. brand announced that Celebrity Chef Esther Choi is the winner of the first-ever, Beef. It's What's For Dinner. Beef Burger Battle.

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