The hamburger, sometimes referred to as the humble burger, is the world's most popular sandwich. In fact, it is half of all the sandwiches eaten on any given day. The reason for its popularity is in the versatility. It doesn't have to be two all beef patties on a sesame seed bun. Burgers can be any meat or no meat. It can be sweet or spicy or savory. It can be fancy and expensive, of cheap and easy. These ten recipes are a great way to begin a deep exploration of all things burger, so give them a try and build a better burger.
The Ultimate Stuffed Ribeye Burger
These burgers are made out of ground ribeye steaks and stuffed with a delicious mushroom and pancetta filling. Topped off with a French-inspired sauce, these decadent burgers are a must try!
The Ultimate Brisket Burger
Most brisket burgers are made with ground brisket, but these meat lovers delights top a flavorful garlic burger patty with slices of barbecued brisket. Yes, it’s a messy sandwich, but you know that only means it’s going to be good.
Herb Pork Burgers with Tapenade Aioli
This is a great alternative to the standard beef burger. While this recipe calls for pork, you can substitute with ground chicken or turkey. The tapenade aioli adds a level of creamy deliciousness that helps to brighten the herbed flavor of the patty.
Easy Beef Burgers
Looking for a simple burger patty that you can dress up with sauces and other condiments? Well, this beef burger recipe is the place to start.
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Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Forget fast food spicy chicken sandwiches, this recipe is fresh, flavorful, and much better for you. This recipe is quick and easy enough for weeknight meals but is a great addition to cookouts and game day parties. Served with a green onion aioli, this sandwich will win your heart over. If looking for an even healthier option, omit the bun and wrap in lettuce.
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Pulled Pork Sliders
We are all in agreement that pulled pork sandwiches are delicious, but these sliders are not only bite-sized and flavorful but include a lightly seasoned mini pork or beef patty with bacony goodness. This is a decadent sandwich, but small. So it all evens out in the end.
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The Ultimate Patty Melt
This patty melt contains a bit of stout beer in both the ground beef patties and the sauteed onions, giving it a rich beefy flavor. I recommend using a marbled rye for this recipe. If you are unable to find cippolini onions, any sweet onion will do.
Crab Stuffed Mushroom Sliders
What could be better than stuffed mushrooms? How about stuffed mushroom sliders? These portabella caps are stuffed with a creamy crab filling, cooked on the grill and served on slider buns. Make sure to find mushrooms that are just slightly larger than the buns as they tend to shrink during the cooking process. These sliders are great for any occasion, but I highly recommend them for tailgating and Super Bowl gatherings.
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Avocado-Red Pepper Chicken Burger
These chicken burgers are chock full of deliciousness with avocado and red pepper just for starters. Enjoy these grilled burgers in a fresh toasted bun or in a lettuce wrap for a healthier alternative. Either way, they are fantastic.
Grilled Salmon Sliders
These delicious grilled salmon burgers are nestled onto a mildly spicy aioli and topped with fantastic peanut-soy slaw.
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