There’s nothing more classic and delicious than a thick, juicy burger, topped with cheese and served on a toasted bun. While you can’t go wrong with this classic combination, if you want to experiment a bit with your burgers, we’ve got some incredible ideas that are sure to make your mouth water and leave your stomach happy.
- Burgers for Breakfast
This tantalizing meat patty isn’t just for lunch and dinner. It’s also a perfect breakfast or brunch menu item. Top it with a sunny-side up egg and some smoky chipotle aioli for a burger that will keep you full for hours. If bacon and avocado are more your speed for breakfast, give that a try for a protein-packed start to your day.
- A Surprise Center
Stuffed burgers are a recent craze, and for good reason. You can stuff them with just about anything- bacon, cheese, even butter. Stuffing them with butter leaves the burger nice and juicy, which is a great trick if you prefer your burger well-done but not dry.
- Get Your Veggies
You can even top a burger with salad. Salad-topped-burgers are a complete meal- no need for a side dish. Try a caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. This is a great use for those veggies straight from the garden or farmers’ market.
- Spice it Up
Jalapeños make a great topping for nachos, and an equally-great topping for burgers. Create a Mexican-style burger with a quick pico de gallo or slather the bun with a homemade, spicy Jalapeno cream cheese.
- Experiment with Cheeses
If you want to try something new, but aren’t quite ready to go all out, simply change out the classic American cheese slice for something a little more unique. Gorgonzola, pepper jack, feta, swiss, and cheddar cheeses are all excellent choices.
Simple changes can pack a big punch when it comes to changing up the classic burger. Even something as easy as replacing a sesame seed bun with a toasted flatbread can make a huge difference in the flavor and texture of a burger. Give these tips a try at your next cookout for a wow-worthy main course.