24 Next-Level Burgers You Need To Know About

Sometimes, even the most delicious sesame seed bun starts to feel like a prison. These burgers are BUSTING OUT.

1. The Croger

Of course this happened. Recipe here, if you must.

ID: 1350062

2. The Beef Fàn-Tastic

A very un-delicious, limited edition McDonald’s sandwich that was available (briefly) in Southeast Asia in 2006. Somebody thought it was a good idea to make a bun out of mushy, sticky rice patties. Description here.

ID: 1350259

3. The Bierock

The bierock is a big deal in Kansas, as it should be. I mean, the burger is right there, baked INSIDE THE BUN! Recipe here.

ID: 1348491

4. The Hot Brown Burger

The ultimate open-faced burger — swimming in a lake of gravy. It’s 1,800 calories, even without the second slice of bread. Make it, I dare you.

ID: 1348294

5. The Sloppy Joe

BREAK OUT OF YOUR PATTY MOLD AND FLOW FREE! Recipe here. Or, you could go this route.

ID: 1348534

6. The Arepa Burger

A bun made of fried cornmeal? Approve. Make it.

ID: 1348559

7. The Patty Melt

Wherein a hamburger bun is replaced with good old sliced bread. With cheese and, most importantly, caramelized onions. Recipe here.

ID: 1349871

8. The Fatty Melt

A burger patty between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Two grilled cheese sandwiches. Recipe here.

ID: 1349849

9. The Lady’s Brunch Burger

Ain’t nothin’ ladylike about this Krispy Kreme burger, made famous by She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Recipe here.

ID: 1349895

10. The Cinnaburger

No doubt inspired by its Krispy Kreme predecessor. Recipe here.

ID: 1349888

11. The Loose Meat Sandwich

Almost a burger, but more…free-form. From Iowa fast-food chain Maid-Rite.

ID: 1348321

12. Cheeseburger Lasagna

You would, Betty Crocker. You would. Recipe here.

ID: 1351605

13. In-N-Out Double Double, Protein Style

Kind of an abomination, but Californians like a fad diet enough to justify anything.

ID: 1348431

14. The 1UP Burger


A burger that looks like your favorite Super Mario mushroom! I mean, how could you not? Recipe here.

ID: 1349956

15. The Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potato

KICKING myself for not eating this every night of my life so far. Recipe here.

ID: 1351938

16. The Fat Magnum

Open-faced double cheeseburger with an egg, bacon, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, and french fries. Only in Illinois, at the Fat Sandwich Company. Fat, indeed.

ID: 1350004

17. The Pop Tart Burger

I’m all for expressing yourself, but this may be taking things a little too far. Recipe here.

ID: 1350204

18. The Brownie Cupcake Burger

1. Not a burger AT ALL.
2. Super annoying.
3. Secretly love it.

Recipe here.

ID: 1350347

19. The Deep-Fried Burger

Scotland: home of Andy Murray and deep-fried *insert name of anything edible.* See the process here.

ID: 1350379

20. The Cheeseburger Pie

Downside? Knife and fork required. Recipe here.

ID: 1350601

21. The Juicy Lucy

Thank you, Minneapolis, for showing the world that you can put the cheese right inside the burger patty. Recipe here.

ID: 1350689

22. The World’s Most Expensive Burger

$295 will get you a Waygu beef burger with a fried quail egg, aged cheddar, caviar, black truffles, and gold dust. Only at NYC’s Serendipity 3, where you can follow it up with a $1,000 sundae, if you also wipe your butt with money.

ID: 1350124

23. The Cheeseburger Pizza

Only in America, amiright? Recipe here.

ID: 1351714

24. The “Portobello Bun” Burger

AKA “The Paleo Burger.” Recipe here.

ID: 1351865

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