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Get Grilling: The Lettuce Burger Recipe Guide

Make your favorites for National Burger Month

You’re going to flip for these fresh spins on everyone’s favorite grilling go-to: Burgers! We’ve rounded up a few of Lettuce’s best burger recipes, from smash burgers to veggie versions. So fire up the grill and get ready to impress your family and friends at your next cookout!

Rather leave the grilling to the experts? Check out our guide to Lettuce’s Best Burgers.

Recreate a Classic: R.J. Grunts’ Grunt Burger

The mouth-watering recipe for R.J. Grunts’ Grunt Burger is all in the details. Described on the menu as “the cosmic cornerstone of culinary karma,” the creamy, zesty blue cheese sauce perfectly complements the char-broiled patty, and homemade, crispy fried onion strings make for a fun, flavorful finish.

Grunt Burger at RJ Grunts

Get the recipe for the Grunt Burger from R.J. Grunts.

Get Fancy: RPM Steak’s Wagyu Smash Burger 

Recognized as one of the best burgers in Chicago, the recipe for RPM Steak‘s Wagyu Smash Burger will elevate any grilling occasion. To make this burger true to taste, snag some of RPM’s signature Steak Salt. Another insider tip: Try this two-patty burger for only $20 (plus tax, gratuity not included), during Happy Hour at RPM Steak, weekdays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM!

RPM Wagyu Burger

Get the recipe for RPM Steak’s Wagyu Smash Burger.

Double Up: L. Woods’ Double Prime Smashburger

L. Woods’ Tap & Pine Lodge’s Double Prime Smashburger is two prime beef patties grilled to perfection and slathered in American cheese, grilled onion, and 1000 Island dressing. It doesn’t get more drool-worthy than this! And if you’re hungry for more, visit L. Woods throughout May to try a rotating menu of burger specials for National Burger Month, including the BBQ Brisket Burger, Pastrami Burger and Prime Patty Melt. 

Double Prime Smashburger at L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

Get the recipe for L. Woods’ Double Prime Smashburger.

Try Something New: Wildfire’s Grilled Bison Burger Deluxe

Make Wildfire‘s  8-oz. bison burger, topped with Gruyere cheese, arugula with balsamic, onion marmalade and garlic aioli, served on a toasted Ciabatta bun with fries and coleslaw. Wildfire Chef Partner Joe Decker says that because bison is leaner than beef, it can dry out if you cook it past medium rare, so be sure not to leave it on the grill for too long! Grilled Bison Burger Deluxe at WildfireSwitch up your burger routine with the recipe for Wildfire’s Grilled Bison Burger Deluxe.

Make It Meatless: Beatrix’s Mushroom Quinoa Burger

Beatrix‘s crowd-pleasing vegetarian burger will make even the most devoted meat-eaters happy to going meat-free! This beloved staple, on the menu for more than a decade, comes topped with Swiss cheese, baby kale, and tomato, and is served with the restaurant’s signature Kennebec fries and sriracha aioli. Bonus? It’s gluten-free, so swap in a gluten-free bun and you’re good to go!

Mushroom Quinoa Burger from Beatrix

Get the recipe for Beatrix’s Mushroom Quinoa Burger.

Looking for an alternative to fries? Bub City’s Fried Pickles certainly hit the spot.
Fried Pickles at Bub CityGet the recipe for Bub City’s Fried Pickles.

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