By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015

If August equals hamburgers to you, here's where you'll learn how to make a burger out of almost anything—pork, lamb, beef, turkey, tuna, crab, portobellos, salmon. Lots of the most innovative recipes here come from chefs, so be sure to try the Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Burgers from Marc Vetri of Philadelphia's Vetri (an F&W Best New Chef 1999) and the Sirloin Burgers with Wasabi Mayo and Ginger-Pickled Onions from Josh DeChellis of New York City's Sumile.

burger features
The Great Burger Challenge
Burger Heaven
Steve Raichlen's Burgers
Taste Test: Burgers
Taste Test: Veggie Burgers

and the recipes

mostly beef
Classic Beef Burgers
BLT Burger with Garlicky Mayonnaise
Black Truffle Hamburgers with Watercress Salad
Chile-Stuffed Cheeseburger
Gorgonzola Cheeseburgers with Pancetta
Inside-Out Roquefort Cheeseburgers
New Mexican Chile-Sirloin Burgers with Salsa Verde
Pancetta-Beef Burgers with Horseradish Ketchup
Pepper Jack Cheeseburgers with Jalapeño-Cumin Sauce
Seared Steak Tartare Burgers on Caesar Salad
Sirloin Burgers with Wasabi Mayo and Ginger-Pickled Onions
Skirt Steak Burgers with Tomatillo-Corn Relish

Buffalo Burgers with Raisin-Garlic Mayonnaise

Greek-Style Lamb Burgers with Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce
Lamb Burgers with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce
Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Mint-Yogurt Sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Burgers
Glazed Tofu Sandwiches with Jicama Slaw

Oaxacan Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Salsa
Spicy Poached Chicken Burgers
Turkey Burgers
Turkey Burgers with Pesto Mayonnaise

Pan-Fried Asian-Style Crab Burgers
Pan-Fried Salmon Burgers with Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Aioli
Provençal Tuna Burgers
Salmon Burgers with Horseradish-Dill Sauce
Scallop and Corn Bacon Burgers with Spicy Mayo
Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise

Pork Burgers with Sage
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Burgers
Sausage Burgers with Grilled Green Chiles
South Carolina Barbecue Pork Burgers

and ten burger-friendly wines