4 Easy to Make Restaurant Style Burgers

The best things come in small packages, burgers included

*I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #LaurasLean campaign, sponsored by Lauras Lean. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

#ad I love burgers. Done right they hit the cravings in all the right ways and when I can make a good burger at home with fresh ingredients it makes it even better. Making burgers at home allows me to experiment with all sorts of ingredients. Many times when I go to a restaurant and have a great burger I think about how I can make them at home, because who says you can ever have enough of a good thing? Now that I am working from home 100% of the time finding fun things to make while keeping it interesting has become a pastime of mine.

The great thing about Laura’s Lean Beef Patties is that they are all-natural, have no fillers or additives and make a great juicy burger. I made four different kinds of burgers on my quest to match up to some of the burgers I ate in some restaurants and the results were absolutely delicious. You too can make these delicious burgers in the comfort of your own home and taste the deliciousness yourself.

So what makes a great burger? Well everyone is different and I personally love practically everything in the form of flavor; spicy, savory, sweet and tangy. So what did I do? I did a bit of each in these four burger pairings and really fell in love with the different flavor profiles I was able to create. The best thing is that Laura’s Lean Beef Patties made it easy for me because honestly, they are just so fresh.

So let’s get into the burgers. I have made these as simple as possible so that you can quickly put these together and be sitting at the dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you tried them or now and of course go over to Laura’s Lean Beef to check out where you can find their products in-store.

Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers w/Tomato & Balsamic Glaze


  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Sliced Roma Tomatoes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Balsamic Glaze


Season beef patty with salt & pepper on both sides and put a small piece of mozzarella in the center of the burger. Cook to your liking, top with fresh sliced Roma tomatoes & drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Breakfast Burger


  • Fried Egg
  • Bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Season beef patty with salt and pepper. Cook to your liking. Fry up an egg to your liking, mine was sunny side up because I love that yolk drizzle, am I right? Cook up the bacon and then assemble your burger. A personal favorite is mayo & ketchup on both sides of the bun, patty, lettuce, tomato, and bacon plus the gg on to.

Mushroom, Onion & Swiss Burger


  • Mushrooms (I used Shitake but you can use whatever you have available)
  • Onions
  • Swiss


Saute onions until caramelized and saute mushrooms until browned. Take the beef patty, season with salt and pepper and stuff with some caramelized onions. Cook to your liking, put the swiss cheese on to melt at the final stages of cooking. Top with mushrooms and voila!

Spicy Burger


  • Jalapeño
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Mayo & Ketchup
  • Avocado
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Saute some finely diced jalapeño. Set aside. Salt and pepper beef patty, stuff with sauteed jalapeños and cook to your liking. Assemble burger.

See how simple these burgers are? You won’t be able to resist and will want to keep experimenting with all sorts of flavors. Let me know in the comments below what you thought and how you did your own flavor combinations. Remember to try out Laura’s Lean Beef Patties or other products that they have. It is rare to find a product that lives what it preaches, and Laura’s Lean on top of doing this is also a women-owned business and that makes me proud to be able to work with them.

As always, eat well,

Life as a Maven


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