Friday, August 31, 2018

INTERNATIONAL: Burger Toppings I have collected: Use some for Labor Day or for any party!

1. Mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and grilled mushrooms
2. Salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, and jalapenos
3. Blue cheese and BBQ sauce
4. Avocado, Swiss cheese, and sprouts
5. Bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chives
6. Barbecue sauce, fried onions, Swiss cheese, and bacon
7. Honey mustard, brie cheese, and Granny Smith apples
8. Herbed goat cheese, roasted red pepper, and horseradish
9. Guacamole and red onion and cheddar
10. Pesto and Parmesan cheese
11. Boursin
12. Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, and olives
13. Watercress and horseradish
14. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato
15. Mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomato slices, and fresh basil leaves
16. Hummus, feta cheese, and olive tapenade
17. Garlic aioli and caramelized onions
18. Wasabi mayo and avocado
19. Goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes
20. Grilled peppers and onions, and herbed mayo
21. Grilled onions and mushrooms, and cheddar cheese
22. Herbed goat cheese and truffle salt
23. Roasted tomatoes, garlic aioli, and sage pesto
24. Cranberry sauce and blue cheese (best on a turkey burger)
25. Spicy curry mayo and mango slices
26. Buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing
27. Pepper jack cheese and roasted red peppers
28. Chili and cheddar cheese
29. Mango chutney, cucumber, and fresh spinach leaves
30. Ham slice, Swiss cheese, and honey mustard
31. Fried egg and bacon
32. Fried green tomatoes and mayo
33. Grilled eggplant, Parmesan, and marinara sauce
34. Ham, Monterey Jack cheese, mustard, and dill pickle relish
35. Bread and butter pickles with ketchup

36. Goat's milk cheese, capers, bacon bits, sun-dried tomatoes

37. Red pepper, hummus, bleu cheese, and black olives


1.  Mushroom Burger:  Sauteed mushrooms, provolone and sour cream on a whole wheat bun

2.  Greek Burger:  Provolone cheese, lettuce tomato slices and avocado

3. Mexican Burger:  Salsa, avocado, bacon, cucumber slices, Monterey Jack cheese
or guacamole, no cucumber slices, queso fresco instead of Mont. Jack, fresh cilantro or dried cilantro and onion. 

4.  Healthy burger:  Sprouts, cheddar cheese, tomato, avocado on whole wheat bun

5.  California  or Southwest Burger:  Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese, slices of bacon topped with ranch dressing

6.  Pesto Burger:  Basil Pesto and Mozzarella Cheese

7.  Island Burger:  Teriyaki madness sauce (this is a bottled franchise sauce so you might want to substitute this recipe from All if you don't want to buy online), grilled pineapple, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo

8.  Emily's Burger:  Pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato, red onion, lettuce, tomato, basil olive mayo (1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 cup diced black olives and 1/2 TBSN dried basil)

9.  Breakfast or brunch burger:  Fried egg, colby cheese, lettuce and tomato

10.  Red Onion Burger:  Carmelized red onions (use apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar), mozzarella, lettuce and mayo.

11. Carmelized red onions (red vinegar), queso fresco (on bottom), cheddar on top and garlic mayo.

Burger Madness! 6 Delicious Recipes for Memorial Day 

Nothing’s off limits when it comes to topping a burger! Here some of the extras creative cooks pile on:
—Fried egg
—Pulled pork (yes, on top of a burger)
—Potato chips
—Onion rings
—Tater tots
—Hash browns
—Pimento cheese
—Cheetos (especially Flamin’ Hot)
—Macaroni and cheese (extra points if it’s deep-fried!)
—Grilled pineapple
—Pickled ginger
—Foie gras

Fun Condiments

Each of our burger creations has its own “secret sauce.” These off-the-shelf condiments also deserve a spot on table:
—On classic burgers: Fruitchup No-Added-Sugar Tomato Ketchup ($8,
—On turkey burgers: Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney ($6.50,
—On pork burgers: Bourbon Barrel Foods Sweet-Smoky-Tangy Barbecue Sauce ($10,

Beyond the Bun

Ideas to contain your patty:
—English muffin
—Toasted sourdough
—Glazed doughnuts
—Iceberg lettuce or collard greens
—Grilled or roasted portobello mushroom caps


RECIPE:  Fieri's Donkey Sauce (Guy Fieri of Food Network)
1/4 cup roasted Garlic (minced)
1 cup Mayonnaise
4 dashes Worcestershire
1 teaspoon Hot Dog Mustard
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
4 pinches ground Black Pepper

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