Beef will always be our first love when it comes to burgers, but anything that can be formed into a patty has the potential to be something special. Turkey and salmon are two common alternatives, but ground chicken, tuna, bison, and lamb all make great options. Don’t overdress it, though: A balance among bun, patty and condiments is at the heart of every great burger recipe.
Burgers by their very nature are prime canvases for creative cooking. Consider these a mere jumping-off point. Choose your toppings carefully and cook your burger skillfully and you can’t go wrong. Need some more inspiration? Download the exclusive Eat This, Not That! burger matrix guide for free by clicking here. You'll get delicious ideas and creative combos that will ensure all your guests go home satisfied.
The Aloha Burger
An exotic twist on a turkey burger, topped with grilled onions, pineapple, Swiss cheese and teriyaki, piled on an English muffin.
The Big Kahuna
A lean chicken burger dressed with creamy guacamole and pepper-jack cheese, spiced up with salsa and fresh jalapenos and served on a classic sesame seed bun.
Black and Blue
A hearty bison burger topped with bold A1 steak sauce, blackening spices, pungent blue cheese and mushrooms on a potato roll.
The Fancy Pants
A tender tuna burger on focaccia with roasted red peppers, peppery arugula and chimichurri sauce.