Build a Better Burger
Fire up the grill, take a new look at an old standard and build a better burger.
Step up your efforts to create a better burger.
Some historians claim that hamburgers come from Germany. Others suggest the ancient Egyptians enjoyed beef patties. There’s also the story about the Mongols packing beef to travel and unwittingly inventing hamburgers because the meat was squashed from being packed so tightly beneath their riding gear. Several 19th-century Americans lay claim to the invention of the modern burger – one Tulsan even says he was the first to serve the round meat patty on a bun. But, according to John T. Edge’s book Hamburgers & Fries, “The history of proletarian dishes like hamburgers is rarely explained by a linear progression of events.” So perhaps many nations have a part in the history of the hamburger. Wherever the burger originated, here are some recipes that will help you build a better burger.
Build a Better Burger With These Six Recipes:
Greek Style Burgers
Cacciatore Burgers on a Portobello Bun (or not)
The Big Laskowski Spinach Burger
Bourbon Barbecue Cheeseburger
Vegetarian Portobello Burgers
One thing is for certain – wherever the roots of the burger – Americans have been making the beef patties known as “hamburgers” their own for generations. Today, this includes a variety of options for ground meat, like turkey, and sometimes even vegetable products, such as soy, lentils, beans or mushrooms. Also, the best-built, tastiest burgers now often reflect the many cultures that make up the United States. Think Greek burgers, pizza burgers and Mexican burgers.