When you think about grilling, of course burgers are high on the list. You can use any type of ground meat you want, the cheeses are endless, and the toppings can be piled high. That’s why we’ve decided to make burgers this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). This weekend, kick back with a cold beer and a burger in hand. If you’re tired of the traditional burger, we’ve got some different recipes that will give you a whole new perspective on this classic American specialty.
The burger possibilities are endless. For the burger itself: beef, turkey, salmon, bison, lamb — you name it and you can turn it into a burger. Some people go cheese-less, but that’s a tad bit too boring for us. Why not top your burger with cheddar, pepper jack, or American cheese? If you’re feeling a really cheesy, then use all three. The toppings can go on forever. Almost anything you like can be put on a burger — potato chips, eggs, salsa, bacon, deli meat, etc. etc. In case you don’t believe us, look at what The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network has come up with here. The limits have been tested, and we give all of these recipes an A plus.
We asked The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network to share their most delicious burger recipes, and here are the highlights.
Onion Ring Bo Burger
Stephanie who blogs as The Cozy Cook) made this delicious cheese burger with an egg inside an onion ring. You have a cheesy burger, crunch from the onion rings, and a creamy fried egg. The presentation is spot-on too.
Think beyond the obvious when you’re making your next burger. Christine Carlisle (blogger at Chew Nibble Nosh) sure did. She didn’t make a traditional burger with meat inside two buns she made cheeseburger pasta. This recipe has all of the same tasty ingredients that a customized burger would (onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce) but it is cleverly incorporated into a pasta dish.
The winning recipe for this week’s SWAT goes to Kristin of Food Fash). She started by rethinking the bun, and created a burger topped with arugula, mushrooms, onions, and spinach — on a polenta bun. Move over ramen burger.
Salmon Burgers, Purple Flatbread, and Lemon Mayo
Burgers don’t always have to be made with ground meat. Kick the ground beef, cheese, and buns to the side and try these salmon burgers with flatbread and lemon mayo. This recipe is a nice refreshing change from your usual burger. Click here for the recipe.
10 Minute Burger Bread
For this recipe you can use ground meat or sausage — whichever you’re in the mood for. Add your desired meat to a thin French baguette and top with tangy barbecue sauce and drizzle with yellow mustard. The dinner is served, and this recipe will only take you about ten minutes to make. Click here for the recipe.