Around the World in 11 Burgers

© David Malosh

By F&W Editors Posted March 09, 2016

Delicious burger recipes from around the world.

Hamburgers are such an iconic symbol of America that we might as well replace the stars on our flag with sliders. But we’re not the only country to embrace the burger. Here, 11 globally inspired recipes that will take you on a deliciously meaty taste trip around the world.

1. Lamb Burgers with Green Harissa

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Harissa, a staple in Tunisian and Moroccan cooking, adds bright flavor to grilled lamb burgers.

2. Asian-Style Pork Burgers

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Add scallions, fresh ginger, garlic and sesame oil to ground pork for juicy Asian-inspired burgers.

3. Mexican Avocado Burgers

Food & Wine: Mexican Avocado Burgers

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This terrific burger is sprinkled with spices halfway through grilling, then topped with crema, avocado and cilantro.

4. Provençal Lamb Burgers

Food & Wine: Provençal Lamb Burgers

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Chef Jonathon Sawyer of Cleveland's Greenhouse Tavern stacks these Provencal-spiced lamb burgers with deliciously assertive ingredients, including Nicoise olives and Epoisses, a soft, funky cow-milk cheese from France.

5. Aussie Burgers with Pickled Beets, Pineapple and Fried Eggs

Food & Wine: Aussie Burgers with Pickled Beets, Pineapple and Fried Eggs

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The unconventional toppings make these burgers special: Pickled beets add earthiness and tang; grilled pineapple rings add sweetness; and fried eggs add richness.

6. Caprese Burgers

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The classic Italian salad, transformed into a burger.

7. Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise

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These offbeat tuna burgers were loosely inspired by a Thai fried white fish patty called tod man pla.

8. Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

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Is this an American take on a Vietnamese classic or a Vietnamese take on an American classic? Either way, these spicy burgers topped with Tabasco-spiked mayonnaise, slivers of crunchy pickled carrots and sprigs of cilantro are wonderful.

9. Bacon-and-Kimchi Burgers

Food & Wine: Bacon-and-Kimchi Burgers

© Con Poulos

Funky Korean kimchi is spectacular on these over-the-top Shake Shack-inspired burgers.

10. Thai Turkey Burgers

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Peanuts on a burger? You bet—especially when the burger is flavored with ginger, jalapeño and Sriracha.

11. Moroccan Lamb Burgers

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These fantastic burgers are topped with a homemade mint-yogurt sauce.

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