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9 times that the humble burger got totally out of hand

With fast food franchises having spread to every corner of the planet, hungry diners in need of a quick bite have many options. Fried chicken, pizza and kebabs are all worthy ways to fill a hole, however, for the ultimate in handheld, richly flavoured convenience, there are no better alternatives than the humble hamburger.

Over the last hundred years, the burger has come a long way. What was once a simply seasoned square of ground meat can now be topped with a seemingly endless supply of additional ingredients. Brisket, bacon and barbecue sauce are just a few of the common extras that the modern burger connoisseur expects to have at his disposal. But, in certain skilled hands, the basic burger template can be reimagined beyond all recognition into an array of weird and wonderful shapes. For your viewing pleasure, here are a selection of videos that show what can happen when burgers get out of hand.

1. Cheeseburger Kebab

2. XL Bacon Double Cheeseburger Crunchwrap

3. Bacon Wrapped Burger Dogs

4. Cheeseburger Pizza

5. Mini Cheeseburger Tacos

6. Cheddar Bacon Burger Bowl Sliders 

7. Sheetpan Stuffed Crust Burger Pizza

8. Bacon Cheeseburger Braid

9. Cheese Stuffed Burger Wellington

As we’ve just seen, there’s so much more to the burger than meets the eye. So, next time you fancy rustling up a beef-based sandwich, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. You never know when you’ll come across the next stroke of twisted genius.

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Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Garlic Bread

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