Homemade Hamburgers For Baon Are Better + Cheaper Than Eating Out

Here's how you can make your perfect burger.

When a burger craving hits, it’s hard to resist. There’s a level of satisfaction only a good burger can deliver. That extra juicy, extra meaty patty, that pillowy soft bread, those choice toppings that make that patty shine—every component plays a part with every bite. It’s a mixture of textures, tastes, and aromas all in the cup of your hands. The quickest fix to this insatiable craving might be the nearest burger joint, but it’s not the best.

The best burger fix? Make your own burger! You know your own taste buds better than a fast food line cook or maybe even a chef. When you’re in control, you’re not limited by what’s available on the menu. 

Do you think it’s too much of a hassle? It’s not! Most of these recipes can be made in less than an hour. Plus, you can prep your patties ahead, and cook them when you want them. We must say though, that the best time to cook them has to be when you’re grilling with your favorite people as company and meal companions.

Better-Than-Your-Basic Beef Burger Recipes

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1 Cheese-Stuffed Burger Recipe

Nothing beats a good, classic cheeseburger—well, except a cheesy burger like this one.


Imagine hot, gooey, stretchy, and delicious mozzarella cheese bursting from your burger. YAS. It will be hard to come back to normal, old, plain cheeseburgers after this. Want to amp up the flavor? Add some cheddar cheese for sharpness, Parmesan for umami, or gorgonzola for some complexity.

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2 Korean Bulgogi Burger Recipe

This delicious burger celebrates Korean flavors. Thin cut ribeye steak is flavored with that quintessential Korean spice paste, gochujang, partnered with aromatic sesame oil. We love the enoki mushrooms, too, that add depth and texture.

Photo by Michael Angelo Chua

3 Beef and Portobello Burgers Recipe

This adventurous burger uses Portobello mushrooms, raspberry jam, and balsamic vinegar. The sweet, tangy, earthy, and umami flavors will take your tongue on a flavorful rollercoaster ride.


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4 Katsu Burger Recipe

This Japanese burger uses umami-packed Japanese mayo with the zing of wasabi paste. The beef patty is coated with Panko crumbs to give you that delicious crunch that complements the soft bread so well.

Pork Burger Recipes

Beef may be the most popular kind of burger, but don’t underestimate what pork can do.

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5 Chori Sliders Recipe

Popular in Boracay, this Chori burger tastes like a vacation. Maximize its potential by grilling it and some slaw.

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6 Pork and Beans Burger Recipe

This sloppy joe is made more delicious and appetizing with a can of sweet pork and beans tossed in with the ground meat mixture. This overflowing burger takes 20 minutes to make and uses just four main ingredients, including your favorite pork and beans. It can get messy but it’s no doubt satisfying! 

Quick Chicken Burger Recipes

Not all burger cravings are beef-based. Sometimes, we crave for that crunchy patty that’s got a spiced up but clean taste unique to chicken. If that’s your thing, then these chicken burger recipes are absolute must-tries.

7 Crispy Chicken Burger with Cabbage-Cucumber Slaw Recipe

This simple 35-minute burger made with chicken breast fillet is way, way better than the average chicken burger you can eat when dining out. The patty is seasoned with delicious spices and given a slaw for some crunchy tanginess, making every bite a revelation.

Photo by Lilen Uy

8 Grilled Chicken Burgers Recipe

This smoky grilled chicken burger uses Thai herbs and spices to set it apart from other chicken burgers. The tangy sweetness of pineapple also helps give it life. Can you believe that this only takes 30 minutes to make?


Unique Seafood Burgers Recipes

If you’re looking for even lighter meat than beef, pork, or chicken, then perhaps you need to try these seafood burger recipes.

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9 Seaside Burger with Caper Mayo

A simple, crunchy, and tender fish fillet is made special thanks to a delicious caper dressing. The tanginess and the complex flavors of the dressing really bring together this 35-minute burger recipe.

Photo by Erwin Obcemea

10 Tuna Burger Recipe

This burger isn’t just delicious; it’s also incredibly easy to make! Using crackers and easily accessible canned tuna, you can make this healthy, crunchy, and flavorful burger.

Guilt-Free Vegetarian Burger Recipes

Even lighter still, you can actually make burgers without meat! These recipes use protein-packed beans and mushrooms too, which means that you’ll actually feel full after eating these vegetarian meals. These two are just the start, too. We have more healthy burger recipes if you’re looking for it.

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11 Bean Burger Recipe

Using affordable, delicious, and creamy beans and legumes, you can make this unique, and delicious burger. You’d be surprised at how good it is!

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12 Mushroom Burgers Recipe

Mushroom burgers are out of this world. They don’t just carry protein, but they also hold that superbly satisfying umami note that beef also has. Making it even healthier is the use of avocados, which, with its natural creaminess and sweetness, actually bring together the burger the same way mayo usually does.


If you’re up for this recipe, you can get the freshest, most delicious shitake mushrooms at Cubao farmer’s market.

What’s your favorite type of burger? Are you crazy for juicy, classic beef burgers? Do you prefer a playful pork burger? Or perhaps you’re feeling adventurous to go off the beaten track and try a healthy burger recipe? There’s no wrong way to go about it. Whichever recipe you choose; you’re bound to satisfy that craving like never before.

What’s great about burgers too, is that it makes for the perfect baon! 

Looking for burger steak recipes to pair with hot steaming rice? Check these recipes out.


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