Tasty Ways to Dress up a Burger

08
Apr
2014

Burger with a myriad of toppingsThe origin of the hamburger is argued to have taken place in the late 1880s or early 1900s. But regardless of where it started, this meat patty smashed between two slices of bread has come a long way since the days of ketchup and mustard. Looking for new ways to dress up your burger? Try these on for size.

Mix-ins

You might be the type that likes to pour every seasoning you own onto your meat because you can’t bear the thought of leaving any flavor out. Or you like to mix and match seasonings for a new taste every time. Whatever your style, here are some tasty mix-ins to try.

  • Make a patty using half pork or half turkey with your beef.

  • Stir in onion soup mix. It has a salty flavor so if you’re not a fan stick to regular onions.

  • Mix grated cheese into the patty before grilling. It’s yummy and makes the hamburger moist.

  • Same thing goes for bacon. Go ahead and stir bits of it right into the meat.

  • Sauces are a must for a mouth-watering hamburger. Mix them into the meat for extra flavor.

  • We’ve all heard of BBQ, Worcestershire, and soy sauce. Salad dressings taste great too, and with the wide variety of dressings you can create just as many hamburger flavors.

Toppings

Once you’ve seasoned and cooked your hamburger, the next step is to stack it with tasty toppings.

  • Try richer cheeses such as Havarti, bleu, gruyere, or feta.

  • Avocados are not just for salads. They can be slippery so try smashing them onto the bun.

  • You can never get enough pineapple and a burger is just another way to utilize this tropical fruit.

  • Add some crunch by layering your favorite flavor of Doritos chips. Potato chips taste yummy too.

  • Toss a fried egg on top of your patty. Cook it “over easy” and let the yolk seep out.

  • Create your own spread by mixing ketchup, relish, and seasoned salt with mayonnaise.

Themes

Send your taste buds into a frenzy with these fun, themed burgers.

  • Taco burger: Top with guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tortilla chips.

  • Pizza burger: Mix-in onion, steak seasoning, and Italian herb seasoning. Spread pizza sauce on the patty just before it’s done cooking and add mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with parsley or oregano.

  • Hawaiian burger: Mix-in soy sauce, paprika, and chili powder. Top with pepper jack cheese and pineapple.

  • Mediterranean burger: Top with feta cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes or pickled green tomatoes, and pepperoncini peppers.

  • Hot & spicy burger: Top with pepper jack cheese, chili sauce, grilled onions, and peppers.

  • Salad burger: Mix-in balsamic vinaigrette. Top with arugula, red onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

  • Breakfast burger: Top with a fried egg and bacon all sandwiched between an English muffin

  • Deep fried burger: Dip patty in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs. Let batter set then pan fry or deep fry.

Next time you fire up the grill be daring and try something new on your burger. Between our ideas and your imagination the savory possibilities are endless.

 

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