The classic burger has gone from humble beginnings to become an enduring symbol of modern fast-food culture. But now these popular patties are enjoying a renaissance with the arrival of the gourmet burger and its little cousin the “slider”, or mini burger. High-quality burgers, made with organic ingredients and bold flavorings are topped with inspired new takes on mayos and relishes. Miranda Ballard’s mouth-watering recipes to try include Ultimate Restaurant Burgers with Bacon, Cheese, and Pickles; Mexican Burgers with Guacamole and Fresh Tomato Salsa; Lamb and Feta Burgers with Tzatziki and Baby Spinach; Root Veggie Burgers with Melted Cheddar; Pork and Caramelized Apple Sliders; and Beef Sliders with Mozzarella Pearl Centers in Mini Ciabatta.
- Gourmet “junk” food is a fast-growing foodie trend.
- Delicious photography by Clare Winfield.