Ordering a burger at your favorite fast food or fine dining chain can be a gamble. Sometimes it鈥檚 immensely satisfying 鈥 you know that hit-the-spot feel, no fries required 鈥 while other times it just doesn鈥檛 quite meet your expectations. To ensure you don鈥檛 regret your order every time that burger craving hits, take matters into your own hands (and kitchen). Recreating your favorite restaurant burgers at home gives you all the control in the world. You can use the freshest, highest quality ingredients and even grind your own blend of meat. Skip the drive-thru next time and make one of these copycat burgers. Your stomach will be so happy you did.


1. Red Robin Bonzai Burger: This is the ultimate burger for sweet and salty food fans. Juicy charred rounds of pineapple add the most amazing balance to this juicy burger that has teriyaki sauce both in and on top of it. Make your own with this recipe or use a shortcut and just buy your favorite. Yum. (via Creme de la Crumb)

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2. Michael Symon鈥檚 Fat Doug Burger: This heavyweight of a burger is served at chef Michael Symon鈥檚 B Spot. It鈥檚 not messing around. The Fat Doug includes freshly made coleslaw, Chef Symon鈥檚 signature ShaSha sauce and a burger patty topped with pastrami. Host your own burger bash with friends and this burger might take home the grand prize, as Symon did in 2014. (via Pass the Sushi)


3. Nando鈥檚 Portuguese Chicken Burgers: Though chicken might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think 鈥渂urger,鈥 it鈥檚 definitely something you鈥檙e going to want, regardless. This recipe might be worth it alone for the homemade peri peri sauce AND pink sauce recipes, which you鈥檙e going to want to spread on every edible food in your home. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


4. Burger King Rodeo Burger: Frozen onion rings make recreating Burger King鈥檚 rodeo burger at home quick and hassle-free. The onion rings adds a delicious crunch to to this barbecue sauce-flavored cheeseburger without the mess of frying. Hello, easy weeknight dinner! (via Julie鈥檚 Eats and Treats)


5. The Faux Cheval Burger: Grinding your own beef is essential in making this classy burger, served at upscale diner Au Cheval in Chicago. Don鈥檛 skimp if you can help it 鈥 you want beef with a higher fat content for more flavor. Once that鈥檚 done, the rest of this recipe is smooth sailing and eating. (via O&O Eats)


6. Smoky Sweet Cherry Pepper Cheeseburgers: This imitation Shake Shack smokeshack burger is ideal for those of us living in Shake Shack wastelands. This is the smokey, spicy burger you need when the craving hits. Make them on potato buns for optimal flavor or substitute with your favorite hamburger bun. (via How Sweet It Is)


7. Canyon Creek Burger: Bet you鈥檝e never had blackberry jam on a burger 鈥 unless you鈥檝e had the Canyon Creek Burger at Ted鈥檚 Montana Grill. This burger isn鈥檛 for the faint of heart. It鈥檚 topped with a fried egg, thick cut bacon, cheddar cheese, jalape帽o and blackberry jam. It鈥檚 a total flavor bomb. (via Creative Culinary)


8. T.G.I. Friday鈥檚 Jack Daniels Burger: The Jack Daniels glaze on this burger tastes great on everything, from french fries to chicken tenders, so you can imagine what it does for this burger. It鈥檚 sweet with a kick鈥 kind of like a drunken teriyaki sauce. No ID necessary to enjoy. (via Host the Toast)


9. Fake Shack Burger: This insanely delicious fake shack burger could pass for the real thing. It鈥檚 a relatively easy recipe, save for the grinding your own meat part, but you could always ask your local butcher to help out. Make extra sauce, then dip your homemade fries in it. (via Smitten Kitchen)


10. Smashburger: Smashburger鈥檚 style of literal smashed burgers is worlds away from a regular burger patty. It鈥檚 the same style in which Shake Shack cooks their burgers, a technique usually employed on flat top grills. If you don鈥檛 have a flat top grill, don鈥檛 worry! A pan will do just fine. Smashing your burger creates a delicious fatty brown crust that somehow will make your burger taste meatier. You鈥檝e gotta try it! (via Pics and Pastries)


11. Wendy鈥檚 Bacon Portabella Mushroom Melt: If this burger ever leaves Wendy鈥檚, you can rest easy. You鈥檝e got the recipe right here. Making Wendy鈥檚 bacon portabella mushroom burger at home definitely takes vegetarian cooking to the next level. You can craft the patty as thick or thin as you like and freshly saute your mushrooms. This one might be your new favorite. (via Noshing With the Nolands)


12. Red Robin Whiskey River BBQ Burger: Save the trip to Red Robin. This homemade Whiskey River BBQ burger is WAY better fresh off your own grill. With just 20 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook, a weeknight burger is easier than you thought. (via Love Bakes Good Cakes)


13. Copy Cat Trader Joe鈥檚 Chili Lime Chicken Burgers: Making this zesty chicken burger from scratch at home sure beats the one in the freezer aisle. It鈥檚 full of fresh ingredients like cilantro, bell pepper and onion. Thanks for the inspiration, Trader Joe鈥檚, but we鈥檒l take it from here. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

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