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Rachael Ray is the burger queen. Not only does the celebrity chef host two Burger Bash events every year, but she also has an entire book devoted entirely to burgers. Obviously, the host of The Rachael Ray Show knows a number of different ways to make a burger. Here are her nine most popular burger recipes of all time.

Rachael Ray visits Fox & Friends at FOX Studios on February 17, 2016 in New York City
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9. Rachael Ray’s Sweet Onion Burgers with Vinegar Oven Fries

Ray’s recipe for Sweet Onion Burgers features her favorite burger sauce. She told The New York Post, “My favorite burger sauce is combining sour cream, ketchup, Wickles pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed, salt, pepper, and grated onion. That’s my special sauce. I use it religiously on burgers.”

8. Apple Dijon Turkey Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Onions

For her Apple Dijon Turkey Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Onions recipe, Ray suggests using Gala or Honeycrisp apples. She also has a suggestion for making the perfect burger patty.

“Always make it a little thinner at the center and thicker at the edges, for two reasons: for even cooking, and so you end up with a flat burger,” Ray says. “Burgers will plump as you cook them. Most people end up with flying saucers that are burnt on the edges and still raw in the middle, especially if they’re grilling. This fixes all that.”

7. Portobello Parm Burgers

The TV chef doesn’t leave out the vegetarians when it comes to her burger recipes. Ray’s Portobello Parm Burgers are all-mushroom burgers that feature a sauce made with ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and mayonnaise.

6. Rachael Ray’s Chili Burgers with BBQ Coleslaw

The highlight of Ray’s Chili Burgers with BBQ Coleslaw are the toppings – a quick chili sauce and a sweet-tangy red coleslaw. In fact, you can make Chili Dogs instead of Chili Burgers if you prefer because this recipe is interchangeable.

5. Canadian Spiced Burgers with Quebec Green Ketchup and Poutine

We’re not gonna lie – this one takes some time and effort. But, the results you’ll get with Ray’s recipe for Canadian Spiced Burgers with Quebec Green Ketchup and Poutine are totally worth it.

This recipe features the side dish poutine, which is extremely popular with America’s northern neighbors. All you’ll need are a bag of frozen steak fries, cheese curd, and thyme. And for the gravy, the recipe calls for cornstarch, water, butter, flour, beef stock, chicken stock, and black pepper.

4. Half-Pound Beef Burgers with Drunken Red Onion Jam

Ray’s Half-Pound Beef Burgers with Drunken Red Onion Jam is a classic all-beef burger recipe that gets some special treatment. The TV chef takes things to a whole new level with her red onion jam made with red wine. She also suggests serving on brioche rolls with toppings like sliced Fontina cheese, crispy bacon, and Dijon mustard.

3. Rachael Ray’s ‘Retake on Salisbury Steak’ Knife & Fork Burgers

You don’t need a bun to make a delicious burger. But for Ray’s “Retake on Salisbury Steak” Knife & Fork Burgers, you will need some gravy. To make that yummy gravy, you’ll need butter, white mushroom caps, onions, fresh thyme, fresh sage, bay leaf, salt and pepper, flour, beef stock, and soy sauce.

2. Irish Burgers with Cheddar and Warm Bacon Slaw

Known as “Paddy Patties,” Ray’s Irish Burgers with Cheddar and Warm Bacon Slaw feature cumin seed, caraway seed, ground lamb or beef, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, vegetable oil, butter, thyme, and Irish sharp white cheddar cheese.

For the Warm Bacon Slaw, you’ll need vegetable oil, bacon, sweet onion, garlic, cabbage, salt and pepper, sugar, apple cider vinegar, dill and parsley.

1. Smoky S’mack Burgers


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Ray’s recipe for Smoky S’mack Burgers are perfect for your summer BBQ. It features beef patties seasoned with smoked sweet paprika. Plus Ray’s special sauce with a twist—a blend of ketchup, relish, sour cream, and chipotle PLUS potato chips.

The Rachael Ray Show airs weekdays in syndication.