7 Juicy Burger Recipes Your Soul Deserves On Cheat Day (Includes Pljeskavica)

If you’re like most directors, you can’t wait for your cheat day. Hell, sometimes you just go full berserk and do a whole cheat week particularly when you cook or visit places that have ridiculously great burgers. So long abs, we will see each other in Photoshop!

Joking aside, having a good burger once in a week is a good thing because as much as we like veggies and fruits all day long, we gotta eat that damn meat as well! It’s ingrained deep in our souls, that carnivorous need to eat meat like savages (with suits and ties)

So, carnivores for the win! So today we’re sharing a list of some of the best burger recipes we’ve either cooked or had someone cook for me. Drool mode on!

7 Burger Recipes To Crave For

The Classic

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A list can’t be called a list if it doesn’t have the classic burger. It’s the Prima Mater in the burger universe and no matter how many triple or jalapeno burgers you eat, you will still go back to the basics. We do, every month… okay every week and for a good reason! The boys at Sunset made the perfect video and the recipe for you to cook one out (no pun intended)!

As seen and drooled over, on Sunset.

Butter Burger

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A burger drizzled in butter, coming from Wisconsin? Hell yes! We’ve never been to Wisconsin, but after making this baby at home, we feel as if we’ve lived there for centuries. Goodbye abs, welcome soul satisfaction! The best part about this burger? EVERYTHING is cooked in butter – the onions, patty, buns, and cheese. Butter FTW!

As seen and drooled over, at The CookieRookie

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Burgers

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You open the cabinet and instant chills take over – no freaking buns! Where dem buns at?!!! Can’t go to the store because you’re hungry and this is your solitary day? What do you do? You persevere, take toast and stuff smoked Gouda, bacon, and burgers in between (because a director always has Gouda, bacon, and patty’s at home)! To congratulate yourself on your resourcefulness, you make 4 of these babies at the same time and chew them throughout the day (or in a matter of minutes). Cheers!

As seen and drooled over, at Food&Wine

Istanbul-Style Wet Burger

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Wet and juicy. Seriously, the wet-est burger you will ever try in your life. It’s usually kept in a glass counter, with a ton of other burgers, a lot of moisture and smell. Not your ordinary burger joint theme for sure, but it’s a burger after all! No-fuss about it, just some buns and a veal patty. And LOTS of moisture.

As seen and drooled over, at Burgers&Bruce

Grilled Turkey Burger

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It’s not from Istanbul and this burger is a bit healthier than the other ones on this list. The reason we like it is that sometimes we overdo our cheat day (and it suddenly becomes a cheat marathon), so why not make it a bit less cheat-ier? It’s made with super lean meat that you can boost with some cheddar on top and make a turkey cheeseburger at the end.

As seen and drooled over, at Stay At Home Chef

“Pljeskavica With Kaymak” Burger

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Ok so this baby is a native here on the Balkans and the interesting thing about it is that it’s not served between two buns, instead, it’s served on a plate – just the patty, with a lot of cream cheese on top (and optionally you could get the bread on the side). Why? This way you’d get a 400g patty that you normally wouldn’t be able to hold in your hands. Usually served with a small salad, to ease the digesting, it’s one of the classics here in the Balkans, and it’s definitely a must-try! Ajmo!

As seen and drooled over and over again, at Almazan Kitchen

The Shar Burger

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Ah man…the only thing better than just a patty, is a patty stuffed with cheese in it. Seriously, when you slice that burger in half and take a bite while the cheese is still dangling between your mouth and the plate, there’s no better feeling! Another native Balkan burger, named after the beautiful Shar Mountain range, it consists of a basic beef or veal 300g patty stuffed with cheese, with a side dish of raw onions and some fries. Have to stop here, we’re heading out for one right now. And it’s not even cheating day hahaha! Abs, see you in 2022!

If you’re still hungry (of course you are) check out our guides on the best foods around the region:

As seen and drooled over, on this guys instagram


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