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May 2010

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Meat & Poultry

Hamburger Recipes

Page 2: Turkey Burgers, Veggie Burgers & Dressing Up Burgers


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Turkey & Veggie Burgers

While most of the burgers on the previous page can be made as turkey burgers or veggie burgers, here are a few more options:

Style Top Burger With:
Italian Cheeseburger Turkey burger mixed with aged Provolone cheese, fresh parsley, garlic and oregano; grilled and topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce
Turkey Burger Cranberry sauce, fresh sage & parsley
Veggie Burger 1: Grilled Veggies Grilled portabella mushroom with other grilled vegetables— japanese eggplant, red and yellow bell pepper, red onion, etc., with melted mozzarella
Veggie Burger 2: Portabella Deep fried portabella mushroom, grilled onions, fresh herbs, cheese and spicy mayonnaise on a whole wheat roll
Veggie Burger 3: Gardenburger Store bought or homemade (black beans, corn and garlic),


Hamburger Buns & Breads

The easiest way to make a burger different is to get beyond the same old, same old soft burger roll. You can use bread instead of a roll—in fact, the original burger was a sandwich, probably on toast (see the history of the hamburger).

Look for interesting rolls—onion rolls, caraway rolls, anything with more flavor. If the rolls are smaller than traditional hamburger rolls, make the pattie smaller to fit the roll.

And don’t forget to toast the bread: Not only does it provide a better texture, but it makes the bread sturdier to support a heavy pattie.

Buns & Rolls Breads
  • Brioche
  • Challah Roll
  • Ciabatta Roll
  • Herb Roll (Dill, Rosemary, Etc.)
  • Italian Roll
  • Kaiser Roll (Hard Roll, Vienna Roll)
  • Multigrain Roll
  • Onion Roll
  • Poppy Roll
  • Pretzel Roll
  • Potato Roll
  • Sesame Bun
  • Whole Wheat Roll
  • Baguette
  • Peasant Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Toasted White Bread (Used To Make
    The Original Burger)
  • Other Loaf Bread: Whole  Grain,
    Multigrain, Pumpernickel, etc.

Hamburger Condiments & Toppings

Ketchup or mustard with lettuce, tomato and onion are standard. Here’s how you can change up the standards.

Condiments Toppings
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Chili Sauce
  • Chutney
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • Fresh Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Parsley,
  • Flavored Mayonnaise (Chipotle, Garlic [Aïoli], Herb, Lemon, Pesto, Wasabi, etc.)
  • Honey Mustard
  • Horseradish Mayonnaise Or Ketchup
    (You Can Mix Your Own)
  • Ketchup: Regular, Spicy (Try Curry
  • Mustard (Many Different Varieties
    & Flavors)
  • Olive Tapenade
  • Salad Dressing: Blue Cheese, Italian, Ranch, Russian, Thousand Island
  • Salsa
  • Steak Sauce
  • Tartar Sauce
  • Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce
  • Avocado Slices
  • Bacon: Numerous Varieties, Including
    Canadian Bacon, Pancetta & Pepper Bacon
  • Cheese: Dozens Of Options, Sliced
    Or Shredded*
  • Chopped Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Cucumbers Or Cucumber Salad
  • Egg: Fried, Hard Cooked Slices
  • Gardiniera (Italian Olive & Vegetable
  • Guacamole
  • Ham: Boiled, Canadian Bacon,
    Prosciutto, Smoked, Spiced (Capicola)
  • Fresh Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Dill,
  • Lettuce: Arugula, Boston, Curly Leaf, Frisée, Iceberg, Radicchio, Red Leaf, Romaine, Spinach, Watercress
  • Mushrooms: Raw, Marinated,
  • Olives: Various Types & Flavors
  • Onions: Caramelized, Grilled, Pickled, Raw, Rings; Red, Vidalia, White
  • Pastrami
  • Pickled Garlic
  • Pickle Relish
  • Pickles: Bread & Butter, Dill, Sweet
  • Pickled Vegetables: Green Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Okra, Pepperoncini, etc.)
  • Roasted Red And/Or Yellow Peppers
  • Tomatoes: Beefsteak, Plum, Chopped Sundried In Olive Oil (drain)

*Brie, Cheddar, goat cheese (plain, herb, pepper), Emmenthaler (Swiss with “holes”), feta, Gruyère, Havarti, Jack cheese, mozzarella, pepper cheese (e.g. pepperjack), provolone

Hamburger Sides

French fries, onion rings, fried zucchini and potato chips are popular burger sides.  “Salad” typically refers to cole slaw, macaroni salad or potato salad.

Add something less starchy and more nourishing, yet equally enjoyable, to your burger.

  • Crudités
  • French Fries
  • Fried Onion Rings
  • Green Salad
  • Grilled Mushrooms & Other Grilled Vegetables
  • Pickled Beets
  • Vegetable Kabobs


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