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.

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.

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.

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.

5. The Sloppy Joe

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

6. The Arepa Burger

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

7. The Patty Melt

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

8. The Fatty Melt

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

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.

10. The Cinnaburger

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

11. The Loose Meat Sandwich

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

12. Cheeseburger Lasagna

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

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

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

14. The 1UP Burger


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

15. The Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potato

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

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.

17. The Pop Tart Burger

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

18. The Brownie Cupcake Burger

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

Recipe here.

19. The Deep-Fried Burger

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

20. The Cheeseburger Pie

Downside? Knife and fork required. Recipe here.

21. The Juicy Lucy

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

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.

23. The Cheeseburger Pizza

Only in America, amiright? Recipe here.

24. The “Portobello Bun” Burger

AKA “The Paleo Burger.” Recipe here.

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