Burgers are as American as apple pie. There’s so much more out there than the usual cheeseburger. These days, you have your choice of all kinds of intriguing gourmet burgers or mouthwatering combinations you’d have never guessed. Here are 5 different burgers you have to try:
1. Blue Cheeseburger
A great, juicy burger is always better with the perfect crunch of lettuce and gloriously melted cheese. Swapping the usual American or cheddar with blue cheese gives your burger a great kick. The sharpness of the cheese complements the flavor of the meat in a way that you’ll remember for a long time to come.
2. Jalapeno Cheeseburger
For those of you who prefer a little kick with your burger, this spicy variation on the classic is a delicious addition. The hot peppers combined with the cheese strike just the right balance between the other elements of the burger. Try adding chipotle sauce and pepper jack cheese for a truly flavorful experience.
3. California Burger
This great classic burger is really all about the freshness of the ingredients. True California burgers also include avocado as a surprisingly cool addition to the usual. California burgers are best when all the ingredients come fresh from the Farmer’s Market, where the organic tomatoes, lettuce and onions remind you of the importance of fresh food as a part of your meal.
4. Portobello Mushroom Burger
Many people who become vegetarian or vegan lament the loss of two things: bacon and cheeseburgers. The Portobello Mushroom burger can help restore those well-loved foods. Using portobello mushrooms in place of the usual beef patty offer a dark, juicy flavor that resembles meat. Piled high with vegetable toppings and dressing, this burger is a favorite of animal lovers everywhere.
5. Peanut Butter Burger
When this kind of burger is suggested, people are often taken aback by the strange idea of peanut butter on a burger. It’s been a popular choice in Midwestern households even before it was featured on the Twilight Zonemovie. For some reason, smooth and creamy peanut butter is one of the best burger toppings out there. Combined with ketchup, mustard and Colby cheese, it’s a taste sensation that must be experienced to be believed.
These are just a few unique burger ideas for you to try out at home. There are countless different combinations and toppings you can experiment with at your leisure, including a variation in the kind of bread used for the buns. There are various other vegan and vegetarian options, too. No matter what unique type of burger you choose, these are all fantastic takes on an American classic.