Grilling season is upon us—which means heading to the local park (or your backyard) and lingering at the grill while the smoke circles around your burger patties isn't just a daydream, but something you can actually do. And while beef may be the go-to choice for burgers—traditional and always in demand—there's space in the burger world for a few exceptional contenders: Chicken, pork, salmon, lamb, and tuna all making winning burgers, too. (And if you have vegan or vegetarian guests stopping by, there are lots of ways to make them a burger that they will be grateful for.)
Here are 12 traditional and not-so-traditional burgers to enjoy all summer long:
What are few non traditional ingredients that you add to your burgers? Tell us in the comments below!