The humble hamburger is as American as, well, apple pie. From bark yard barbecues to trendy cafes, everyone has a take on this popular sandwich. Whether it’s adding global inspiration or finding a meatless alternative, there are a million ways to go beyond basic with burger. Here are are ten variations on the basic burger that are perfect for National Hamburger Day and every day.
Chesapeake Bay Burger: You don’t need a trip to the Easter shore to enjoy the flavors of the region.
Ooey Gooey Mac & Cheese Burger: Breaded and fried mac and cheese served as a burger. Need I say more?
Triple Duck Burger with Slaw and Egg: Quite possibly the cousin of the turducken, this recipe mixes duck sausage, duck bacon and ground duck to make one of the most indulgent burgers around.
El Paso Peppered Pork Chorizo Burger with Fried Tomatillos & Chipotle Aioli: Flavors of the southwest combine to create this chorizo burger.
Huevos Rancheros Burger: There may be no better excuse to have burgers for breakfast than with this recipe inspired by the morning classic.
Korean Bulgogi Burger: This recipe by ChefCarols was inspired by her trip to South Korea in 2004. The burger is topped with a slaw inspired by Kimchi that gives its an acidic, spicy kick without the fermentation.
Pork Burger with Homemade Hoisin and Quick Pickled Slaw on a Steamed Bun: This recipe translates the traditional flavors of a steamed bun into a burger.
Jalapeño Maple Glazed Bacon Cheeseburger: This spicy burger pairs the bite of jalapeño with the sweetness of a barbecue sauce.
Porcini-Cheddar Burger with S&S Sauce and Vanilla Espresso Beet Green Saute: The burger gets gourmet with this recipe. And one of the S’s in the “S&S” sauce is Scotch! Mixing whiskey and beef is always a winning combination.
Black Lentil Pumpkin Burger: Don’t forget the vegetarians! These plant based burgers combine umami black lentils and creamy pumpkin puree for an earthy burger that may please a carnivore or two, too.
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