Hamburger Versus Sandwich? We Like 'em Both!

May is the month we celebrate hamburgers and the variety of ways they can be prepared, and topped. They're a staple at picnics, sporting events, and gatherings of family and friends, but it's always fun to shake things up a bit with creative toppings and ingredients. Wyoming Bison Burger. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Hamburger Versus Sandwich? We Like 'em Both!

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Hamburger Versus Sandwich? We Like 'em Both!

May is the month we celebrate hamburgers and the variety of ways they can be prepared, and topped. They’re a staple at picnics, sporting events, and gatherings of family and friends, but it’s always fun to shake things up a bit with creative toppings and ingredients.

There’s much debate between hamburger purists and those with broader definitions. As in whether it’s a hamburger when it’s on a bun or can two slices of bread suffice? We tend to call the later a sandwich, and my personal rule of thumb is that every burger is a sandwich, but not every sandwich is a burger. But who needs oversight and rules when it comes to enjoying this favorite? The ultimate rule: let your creativity reign – and enjoy both!

Simply Superb Grilled Hamburger

This delicious burger features beef patties, kosher salt, pepper, steak sauce, caramelized onions and sugar, and oh-so-flavorful bleu cheese.

Simply Superb Grilled Burger. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

This delicious burger features beef patties, kosher salt, pepper, steak sauce, caramelized onions and sugar, and oh-so-flavorful bleu cheese. :90 Second How-To Video here.

Applewood Smokehouse Sandwiches with Cider BBQ Sauce

This one's clearly a sandwich because it features hearty BBQ smoked chicken or pulled pork layered on toasted Kaiser rolls. Topped with crisp Applewood-Smoked bacon, smoky-sweet cider barbecue sauce and crunchy apple slaw.

Applewood Smokehouse BBQ Sandwich. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

This one’s clearly a sandwich because it features hearty BBQ smoked chicken or pulled pork layered on toasted Kaiser rolls. Topped with crisp Applewood-Smoked bacon, smoky-sweet cider barbecue sauce and crunchy apple slaw. Get the recipe.

Wyoming Bison Burger

It might not be hamburger, but it still counts! Bacon, crispy onion straws, barbecue sauce and pickles add bold flavor to this bison burger recipe, but they’re just as delicious topped with your own favorite condiments!

Wyoming Bison Burger. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

It might not be hamburger, but it still counts! Bacon, crispy onion straws, barbecue sauce and pickles add bold flavor to this bison burger recipe, but they’re just as delicious topped with your own favorite condiments! Get the recipe. Watch the Time Cruncher how-to video.

All-American Lamb Burgers

A perfect substitution for hamburger patties, but still considered a burger in our world. This recipe for All-American Lamb Burgers combines the flavors of fresh ground lamb, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs and spices, resulting in a mouthwatering juicy burger that your guests will love.

All American Lamb Burgers provided by the American Lamb Board

A perfect substitution for hamburger patties, but still considered a burger in our world. This recipe for All-American Lamb Burgers combines the flavors of fresh ground lamb, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs and spices, resulting in a mouthwatering juicy burger that your guests will love. Recipe here.

The Tommy Burger

Guest Contributor, from Game On!, Shawn Bailey has created another signature burger: The Tommy Burger. A delicious combination of a venison covered with pulled BBQ rabbit. Game On! burger style.

The Tommy Burger – Venison Burger topped with pulled BBQ Rabbit//Shawn Bailey

Guest Contributor, from Game On!, Shawn Bailey has created another signature burger: The Tommy Burger. A delicious combination of a venison covered with pulled BBQ rabbit. Game On! burger style. Video here.

What’s Your Favorite Topping?

Find some favorite ways to top cheeseburgers here.

Can’t I Just Buy One?

Which Fast Food Restaurants Have The Best Burgers? Find out here.

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