It would be strange to walk into any restaurant serving traditional American fare and not see a few burger alternatives. Some burgers, like hamburgers, are often associated with Americans, but the truth is that German immigrants from Hamburg City brought the recipe to America.
The stories of great burgers are not in America alone. You’ll be spoilt for choices if you got all the hamburger alternatives in the world. With all these burger selections, you’ll note that finding a great burger is not a walk in the park. It’s hard work! But don’t worry, we have your back.
Here are ten “bucket lists” of burgers to try, worth your time.
1. Beef Burger
You probably have heard about a beef burger and brushed it off, thinking it’s a synonym of all burgers. But you’re wrong! This BBQ favorite classic burger is super easy to make at home with delicious patties. When prepared and cooked the right way, a beef burger is packed with extra flavors from onions and herbs and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
One benefit over other burgers is that you can make it at home. That way, you’re sure of the quality of all the ingredients, unlike the readymade alternatives.
2. Turkey Burger
Many people go for burgers with a larger meat-to-bun ratio unless, of course, they are vegans. So meat is the most enticing ingredient in a burger. Try a turkey meat burger, and you’ll stop craving a beef burger.
Turkey meat is expensive and hard to find in most areas of the globe. I have only eaten it in a burger.
Turkey burger is both delicious and nutritious. It is worth every cent and time you spend.
3. Bison Burger
The Bison burger’s delicacy is on another level. Next time you go to San Francisco, CA, visit Roam Artisan Burgers for various bison burger styles. The most delicious being the French and Fries bison burger.
4. Elk Burger
Elk burger’s ingredients include Elk ground meat. Most probably, you’re hearing this name for the first time. Well, Elk is a wild game typically found in Florida. When you talk about Elk burger, most people’s minds will dive to Florida. And that is because Elk meat is pretty there, and so is Elk burger.
Although Elk burger is prevalent in Florida, I believe it is in some other parts of the world. Just be on the alert as you do your tours around the continents.
5. Mushroom burger
Mushrooms contain potassium and antioxidants. It’s gluten-free, has low calories, and it’s carb-free. So that tells you how many health benefits you’ll gain from eating just one 4 ounce mushroom burger.
And that’s not all. If you’re wondering whether it’s yummy, tasteless, or distasteful, get it from me: Mushroom burgers are made of extras like herbs and onions to make them yummy.
6. Dry-Aged Cheeseburger
The dry-aged cheeseburger is at NoMad (New York, NY) and ElevenMadison Park in North America.
Its thick juicy patty’s ingredients include a rich beef blend of marrow and raw beef fat (suet) and topped with special sauce, red onion, and aged cheddar.
Unlike the turkey and beef burger I have talked about, the dry-aged cheeseburger recipe is specific to these restaurants; you cannot make an exact one at home.
7. Ramen Burger
Ramen burger is at Smorgasburg (Brooklyn, NY), and Chef KeizoShimamoto first made it in 2013. Since then, people from all walks of life have lined up for hours to taste. The patty’s ingredients include Angus beef, scallions, and secret shoyu sauce.
8. Bash Burger
You can only get the original unpolluted bash burger at Burger & Barrel in New York. This burger has won many awards. Its ingredients include secret sauce, top-grade LaFrieda beef, dill pickles, and onion-bacon jam.
9. Luther Burger
The next time you visit Highlands Ranch, CO, stop by Crave Real Burgers for a Luther Burger. It has won many Denver Burger Battle awards. It’s made of ground chuck, onions, and cheddar cheese, among other ingredients. Its name comes from singer Luther Vandross. It’s a delicacy you should not miss.
10. Chori Burger
It looks like New York City is home to burgers, Chori burger being one of them. Chori burger is a blend of half beef and half longganisa, among other ingredients.
One thing about these delicious burgers specific to certain restaurants is that they won’t disclose some of their ingredients, OR they will close their business. So find time and visit them to have a taste of the delicacy.
With these 10 top best burger choices, you can visit the place or make them at home. I know most do not have the complete ingredients. But one secret to making your choice at home is first to visit the place, befriend them, then steal their secret if they won’t give it to you for free or at a small fee. But don’t say I told you!