Chef John’s Best Burger Recipes

Chef John's Best Burger Recipes

Background and History

Burgers, a quintessential part of American cuisine, have evolved into an art form with Chef John’s innovative recipes. From classic beef patties to creative twists, Chef John elevates the humble burger to a gastronomic delight. Let’s embark on a journey into the history and savory world of Chef John’s Best Burger Recipes.


(Note: Specific ingredients may vary based on selected recipes)

Ground beef (or alternative proteins like turkey, chicken, or plant-based options)

Burger buns

Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.)

Toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, onions, etc.)

Condiments (mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, special sauces, etc.)


Varies based on the number of patties made.


Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 10-15 minutes

Total: 25-30 minutes

Cooking Time

Grilling: 10-15 minutes (may vary based on preferred doneness)


Select Your Recipe

Choose from Chef John’s repertoire of burger recipes, whether it’s a classic beef burger or a creative alternative like a salmon or veggie burger.

Prepare Ingredients

Gather ground meat or alternative proteins, buns, seasonings, and your favorite toppings and condiments.

Shape and Season Patties

Divide the ground meat into equal portions and shape them into patties. Season generously with salt, pepper, and any additional desired spices.

Preheat the Grill or Stovetop

Preheat your grill or stovetop pan to medium-high heat.

Grill or Cook Patties

Cook the patties to your preferred doneness, flipping halfway through. Chef John often recommends a medium-rare to medium for optimal juiciness.

Assemble Burgers

Toast the buns lightly and assemble your burgers with the cooked patties, toppings, and condiments.

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional content varies based on the chosen recipe and ingredients.

Consider using leaner meats or plant-based alternatives for a healthier option.


Experiment with different toppings and condiments to customize your burger.

Adjust cooking times based on the thickness of the patties.

Allergy Warning

Be cautious of specific allergies when selecting ingredients. For example, some people may be allergic to certain types of meat or have gluten sensitivities related to burger buns.

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