When you think of quintessential American fare, nothing comes more readily to mind than the traditional hamburger. Like all simple classic dishes, it has been endlessly reinvented, much to the delight of omnivore and vegetarian alike.
Here are 11 mouthwatering recipes that demonstrate the delicious evolution of an American favorite.
Lady and Pups scores with this fresh pork chorizo burger covered in melted Manchego cheese, garlic shrimp and paprika mayo. And the buns are made of sweet potato. Holy Toledo, that's a gorgeous burger.
Portobello mushrooms are the steaks of vegans and vegetarians, thanks to their texture and flavor. It's no surprise that it's the star ingredient of this vegetarian burger served up by Skinnytaste. Juicy!
Running with Scissors touts these bison burgers, filled with pomegranates and feta cheese and topped with caramelized onions and a quick pomegranate sauce, as the perfect winter burger. What say you?
Instead of sweet potato buns, Fork Over Knives makes smoky sweet potato patties — and just check out those delicious results!
Shared Appetite stuffs a bacon cheeseburger with jalapeño poppers and slathers it in avocado-jalapeño ranch dressing. You don't get more decadent or American than that.
Dine & Dish's black bean veggie burgers get an extra kick from some Sriracha. Spicy!
The aptly named blog Yes, More Please! will make you say just that after a single bite of these juicy salmon sliders covered in refreshing yogurt-cucumber-dill sauce.
The Kitchen Whisper mashes up black beans and combines them with portabella mushrooms, breadcrumbs and other seasonings for fantastic results. Seriously, omnivores, you'll love this one.
If you're feeling particularly adventurous, we recommend you try Oh, Sweet Basil's teriyaki piña colada burger.
Jamie Oliver brushes these burgers with mustard and Tabasco Chipotle sauce as they cook for a layer of seasoning that will have you hoovering this insanity burger right into your belly.
Baker By Nature spikes these burgers with Sriracha and stuffs them with cheddar cheese for a spicy twist on the traditional Jucy Lucy. Top with fried egg. Yes, please.