Slideshow: 33 Hamburger Recipes For Memorial Day

Smashed Burgers
Smashed Burgers

Smashing raw burgers onto a ripping hot griddle is a great way to get excellent browning and flavor onto a patty while helping it stay nice and juicy. This is my go-to method for cooking burgers. Get the recipe here! »

Juicy Broiled Burgers
Juicy Broiled Burgers

Here's a foolproof technique for shaping and broiling burgers just like they do at the pub down the street. Get the recipe here! »

Barbecue Bacon Burgers
Barbecue Bacon Burgers

Grilled thick-cut bacon brushed with tangy barbecue sauce on a burger topped with grilled onions. Get the recipe here! »

Hot Hawaiian Burgers
Hot Hawaiian Burgers

Grilled pineapple. Grilled spam. Grilled burgers. Spicy sriracha mayo. Melty Swiss cheese. Sounds scary, tastes delicious. Get the recipe here! »

Muffuletta Burgers
Muffuletta Burgers
Ultra-Crispy Burgers (A.K.A. The Best Burger For A Single Man Or Woman)
Ultra-Crispy Burgers (A.K.A. The Best Burger For A Single Man Or Woman)

These ultra-fatty, ultra-crispy burgers will smoke the heck out of your apartment, so make sure you do it only when you know you'll have a good week to let the beefy aromas air out. Get the recipe here! »

Foolproof Jucy Lucys
Foolproof Jucy Lucys

A Minneapolis classic, it's a cheeseburger with the cheese built right into the center of the beef patty. Here's how to make it without suffering from the dreaded cheese blowout. Get the recipe here! »

The Fake Shack
The Fake Shack

Can't get to the Shake Shack? Or maybe you just don't want to wait on a 45-minute line. Either way, here's how you can enjoy Shake Shack from the comfort of your own home. Get the recipe here! »

In-N-Out's Double-Double, Animal Style
In-N-Out's Double-Double, Animal Style

It's the unrivaled king of fast food sandwiches, unfortunately available only to West Coasters and Texans. There's something not right in this world, and this recipe aims to restore the balance. Get the recipe here! »

The Spotted Pig's Chargrilled Burger At Home
The Spotted Pig's Chargrilled Burger At Home

April Bloomfield's infamous burger at The Spotted Pig is one of the most loved in New York. Here's how to make the thick, juicy, blue-cheese-topped glory at home, complete with homemade buns. Get the recipe here! »

A Better Big Mac
A Better Big Mac

The Big Mac is a well-designed sandwich that suffers from inferior ingredients. We solve that problem by making ours from scratch. Get the recipe here! »

The Best Lamb Burgers
The Best Lamb Burgers

The key to great lamb burgers is to start with great lamb. We grind up our own lamb shoulder for these. Get the recipe here! »

Sausage Burgers For Minimalists
Sausage Burgers For Minimalists

The quick and easy way to make a juicy, sausage burger: just use store-bought sausage shaped into a patty and topped with your favorite toppings. Get the recipe here! »

Green Chili Turkey Burgers
Green Chili Turkey Burgers

Real New Mexico-style green chili cheeseburgers, made with a seasoned turkey patty. Get the recipe here! »

[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Chili Sauce For Chili Burgers
Chili Sauce For Chili Burgers

The key to great chili for burgers is all about getting the texture right and layering flavors with a few types of dried toasted chilis. Get the recipe here! »

Ultimate Sriracha Burger
Ultimate Sriracha Burger

Fan of the cock sauce? Then you'll love this burger which is not just topped with sriracha, but has it built right in as well. Get the recipe here! »

[Photograph: Leo Gong]

The Pueblo Slopper
The Pueblo Slopper

The good folks in Pueblo Colorado sure know how to eat a burger. Sloppy style, that is. In this regional specialty, a burger gets topped with a ladleful of Pueblo-style green chili with pork, along with a good handful of grated cheese. Get the recipe here! »

Cheese Sauce for Burgers, Fries, and Chips
Cheese Sauce for Burgers, Fries, and Chips

Making cheese sauce isn't as easy as just melting cheese. Here's how to make melty, gooey, spreadable cheese sauce with the complex flavor of real cheese. Get the recipe here! »

The In-N-Out/Telway/White Manna Animal-Style Slider Mashup
The In-N-Out/Telway/White Manna Animal-Style Slider Mashup

This recipe combines three of my favorite burgers in the world. Mustard-grilled patties steamed over onions, all topped with buns and draped with a towel to trap in that onion-scented steam. Get the recipe here! »

Sous-vide Burgers
Sous-vide Burgers

A burger for the modernist. We start with a freshly ground beef patty, cook it in a sous-vide water bath, then finish it off by crisping it up in a deep fryer for the ultimate in textural contrast between crusty exterior and juicy, tender interior. Get the recipe here! »

The Cheeseburger Eggsplosion
The Cheeseburger Eggsplosion

Want to surprise your friends? Serve them this burger, which has a runny-yolked egg fried right into the center of it, then stand back and get ready for the reaction. Get the recipe here! »

The Flood Burger
The Flood Burger

A fat burger stuffed with the juice of a seared burger patty. Get the recipe here! »

The Hamburger Fatty Melt
The Hamburger Fatty Melt

Two thin grilled cheese sandwiches form the bun for a big fat, cheesy burger. Get the recipe here! »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

60 Day Dry Aged Burger from The Food Lab
60 Day Dry Aged Burger from The Food Lab

"What made this 60-Day Dry-Aged Home-Ground Prime Rib Burger (That You Will Probably Never Make At Home) so surprising? The fact that after cooking the mix in a variety of ways (including grilling and smashing), by far my favorite way was a method I don't normally dig for burgers: a fat patty pan-seared in cast iron like a steak. I guess it's because the beef was so darn steak like. That doesn't mean I'm above gussying it up with some American cheese and special sauce." —J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Chief Creative Officer

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]