BUILD A BETTER BURGER: All Winners

Michael Cohen
Los Angeles, CA
Chipotle Bacon Maple Jam Burgers

In this burger, I employ my unique creation: Chipotle Bacon Maple Jam. It really does wonders to the burger, which is...

Cristen C. Clark
Runnells, Iowa
Sour Apple Pork Burgers

My inspiration for this burger comes from my favorite dish to eat in the fall: roasted pork with apple compote. It is a...

Erin Evenson
Brooklyn, New York
7 Train Caramelized Green Curry Burgers with Crispy Watercress Salad, Roasted Cashews, and Minted Basil Aioli

This is my tribute to this culinary wonder on a bun, with a sweet and spicy green-curry glaze, a little nugget of salty...

Mark Richardson
Snohomish, Washington
Indian Lamb Burgers

In this burger, the unique taste of lamb is accentuated with Indian spices and fresh aromatics.

Mark Pyne
Kent, Washington
Latino Pork Burgers with Roasted Anaheim Chiles, Lime Cilantro Mayonnaise, Smoked Bacon, and Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese

I have a Latino friend, Jeremy Huerta, who loves burgers and asks me all the time to make him a burger. So I made a...

Jennifer Beckman
Falls Church, Virginia
Screen Porch Burgers

My parents have retired to a small farm in Maine, in the foothills of the White Mountains. Summers are short but hot,...

2010 Strawberry BBQ Bacon Burger
Jaeger Stoltz
Seattle, Washington
Strawberry BBQ Bacon Burgers

I love the balance of sweet and savory with a little tart and smoke, so, of course, my home test kitchen opened to create...

Gina Haase - Best Alternative Burger
Wallington, NJ
Lucky Tiki Sliders

These sliders have been a fun addition to our summer luaus. Mahalo!

Naylet LaRochelle
Miami, Florida
Miami "Frita" Chicken-Chorizo Burgers

Believe me, this burger is delicioso! In Miami’s Calle Ocho (8th Street), a wonderfully sweet, savory burger called a "...

Suzanne Banfield
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Roman Patty Melts with Balsamic Peppers and Onions and Sundried Tomato Aïoli

An Italian twist on one of my favorite retro sandwiches: the patty melt.

Kristine Snyder
Kihei, Hawaii
Hawaii Da Kine Burgers with Sweet-Chili Glaze, Ginger-Goat Cheese Spread, and Hot Watercress Salad

This burger is as local as it gets, both in taste and ingredients.

Susan Scarborough
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Tidewater Boil Burgers with Charred Sweet Corn Salsa and Lemon-Lime Crem-onnaise

This built-on-a-bun version has all the elements that are usually tossed in a pot: seasoned crab, shrimp, corn, sausage,...

Karen Bernards
McMinnville, Oregon
Sweet-Hot Thai Burgers

This is a great burger to serve at your next party. It has a great fresh taste.

Rebecca Reece
Henderson, Nevada
Little Italy Sausage Burgers

Hope you enjoy this taste of Little Italy!

Camilla Saulsburys
Nacogdoches, Texas
Born in Berkeley Burgers (a.k.a. Bacon Cheeseburgers with Aged Teleme, Arugula-Fig Topping, Pepper Bacon, and Lemon-Grilled Fennel)

I am always drawn to recipes that reflect where the recipe creator is from, so I decided to follow that mode when I...

Elizabeth Bennett
Mill Creek, Washington
Opa! Burgers

A celebratory burger for a Mediterranean-inspired meal. Opa!

Barry Rosenstein
Elmhurst, Illinois
Sweet and Spicy Red Fez Burgers

This burger celebrates the collaboration of our American burger with the bold and vibrant flavors of Morocco.

Ellie Mathews
Port Townsend, Washington
Grilled Pork Burgers Indochine

2005's alternative prize winner pairs well with Sutter Home White Merlot.

Clint Stephenson
Friendswood, Texas
Grilled California Avocado BLT Burgers with Caramelized Chipotle Onions

My burger recipe is a tribute to the creative and trend-setting cooks across the country who have been instrumental in...

Justin Ward
Atlanta, Georgia
Andouille-Shrimp Burgers with Creole Honey Mustard
Susan Mello
Jackson Heights, New York
My Big Fat Greco-Inspired Burgers
Kelly Bailer Krauss
Little Falls, New Jersey
Spicy Summer Shrimp Burgers with Crisp Pancetta
Annelle Williams
Martinsville, Virginia
Vitello Focaccia Burger
Kristine Snyder
Kihei, Hawaii
Soy-Glazed Salmon Burger
Jamie Miller
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Hawaiian Tuna Burgers with Maui Wowee Salsa
Julie DeMatteo
Clementon, New Jersey
Down Island Burgers with Mango Mayo & Grilled Onions
Larry Elder
Charlotte, North Carolina
Carolina Pork Barbeque Burgers
Susan Asanovic
Wilton, Connecticut
Siciliano Burger with Fresh Ciliegine and Sweet Tomato Butter
Lori Welander
Shelburne, Vermont
Mulligatawny Burgers
Porter Lansing
Englewood, Colorado
Chicken Oriental Burgers with Grilled Shiitake
Kurt Wait
Redwood City, California
Portabello Burger
Robert Allen
Port Townsend, Washington
Gingered Beef Burgers
Robert Chirico
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Lamburgers àla Grecque with Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Jim Pleasants
Williamsburg, Virginia
Napa Valley Basil-Smoked Burgers