The Most Popular Types of Burgers: A Complete Guide

Did you know that the average American consumes more than two hamburgers each day?

Obviously, there are a whole lot of people who only eat hamburgers every now and then. But there are also plenty of people who eat more than one per day on a regular basis. It has really helped bring up the national average.

People enjoy chowing down on many different types of burgers, too. With so many burger options to choose from at burger restaurants, they don’t hesitate to try out new types all the time.

If you’re going to be eating a burger soon, you should learn about some of the various types of burgers that are out there. It’ll enable you to order the right one the next time you’re looking at your options.

Check out a few of the most popular types of burgers below.

Beef Burgers

When you close your eyes and imagine yourself eating a burger, there is a good chance that you’re picturing yourself eating a beef burger. Beef burgers are, hands down, the most popular burgers in the country.

But it’s worth noting that not all beef burgers are created equal. Some contain high levels of fat while others are on the leaner side. It’s why you need to choose wisely when picking out the beef for a burger.

Beef burgers can also come with a wide range of toppings on them. From the traditional lettuce and tomato to bacon and sunnyside-up eggs, you can have whatever you would like put on beef burgers.

Take a look at these menu options to see some tasty beef burgers.

Turkey Burgers

Beef burgers are some of the most delicious types of burgers. But we should point out that they can be bad for you if you eat them too often.

So every now and then, you might want to work something like a turkey burger into the mix. Turkey burgers have turned into great substitutes for beef burgers since they taste great and can also be made with many different toppings.

Plus, as an added bonus, turkey burgers are usually healthier than their beef counterparts. They have fewer calories and less fat than beef burgers without sacrificing on taste.

Veggie Burgers

Not everyone in this country enjoys eating meat. About 5% of the adult population is vegetarian—and that number seems to be growing all the time.

As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that veggie burgers have started to become quite popular over time. They often look and sometimes even taste like beef burgers without incorporating any beef into the mix.

There are, unfortunately, some bad veggie burgers out there that give all the good ones a bad name. But when you order a veggie burger from a place that knows what they’re doing while making them, you’ll be blown away by how much flavor they can provide.

Portabello Mushroom Burgers

If you like the idea of eating a meatless burger but a veggie burger doesn’t quite do it for you, how about a portabello mushroom burger instead? These types of burgers are made out of—you guessed it—portabello mushrooms that give them a texture that is similar to the texture of beef burgers.

Additionally, portabello mushroom burgers are jam-packed with dietary antioxidants. So by eating them, you could actually help your health as opposed to hurting it.

Just be careful about eating too many portabello mushroom burgers with mozzarella cheese on them. Although they’re delicious, all of this extra cheese could work against you if you’re trying to eat healthily.

Bison Burgers

Just about all of the different types of burgers on this list can be made to taste like beef burgers to some degree. Chefs have found ways to work their magic on them to accomplish this goal.

But bison burgers are one of the only types of burgers that taste like beef burgers naturally. Even if you don’t do too much to them, you’ll still feel like you’re eating a beef burger when you’re knocking one back.

The only big difference between beef burgers and bison burgers is that bison burgers have a lot less fat in them. It’s a great reason to go with a bison burger over a beef one if you have the option.

Wild Salmon Burgers

Generally speaking, it’s not going to be a great idea for those who suffer from heart problems to eat too many burgers. Most types of burgers are at least a little bit high in fat and can cause heart issues if you’re not careful.

But wild salmon burgers aren’t like most other types of burgers. They’re extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is why they’re so darn good for your health.

You should, of course, speak with your doctor before you start adding a whole bunch of wild salmon burgers to your diet. But since salmon is something that people should be eating more of, your doctor probably won’t have a problem with you doing it.

Which of These Types of Burgers Do You Want to Try?

For a long time, beef burgers were really the only types of burgers that people could order when they went out to eat. But over the last 25 years or so, new burger options have started to appear.

You should consider trying all of these types of burgers at some point. You’ll be able to decide which ones you like the most, and you’ll also be able to switch up which types of burgers you order so that you don’t ever get tired of eating them.

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