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Your Wisdom: Burger Toppings

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May 05, 2010
The Sporkful

We've gotten great ideas from you on topping burgers. Keep them coming. Here's a taste.

Meg marvels at the baroque burgers abroad:

You made my fiance very hungry, but you made me laugh because y'all are novices at burger toppings compared to the people here in Uruguay. A burger has on it, minimum, meat, cheese, ham, pancetta. Once you get past that, eggs, either boiled or fried, are a common option. Then you get the condiments. The usual at the mobile burger stands are whole kernel corn, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, chimichurri, green olives, pickled portobello mushrooms, grilled onions, pickled peppers (red bell and banana), a tomato and onion salad type thing, lettuce, tomatoes, nopalitos, and potato salad (yes, on the burger and not as a side). If you gave a Uruguayan an American burger, he'd consider it awfully plain.

I'm all for chimichurri on a burger. JBench also wants some Latin flavor:

Y'all forgot guacamole. A truly great addition to any burger.

Steve says we're too traditional:

You've barely struck the surface with this ep. This is more "traditional" burger toppings, but I think you need to address more unique or gourmet toppings. You started to go obscure with the egg, but there's so much more than that. Hell, when this episode posted, I made burgers with pineapple slices and a teriyaki glaze. They were amazing.

We had several other pineapple supporters speak up. But Michele likes meat on meat:

In the Mississippi Delta, burgers are often topped with coleslaw and chili (the finely-ground beef sort, like you see on Coney Island dogs). Took me a while to work up the courage, but they are awesome.

Aubrey has a formula for a meatless sandwich:

Veggie Burger (I KNOW! Sorry) - pesto, sun-dried tomato and mozzarella on an English Muffin. So pedestrian, it's offensive.

Pedestrian or not, it sounds good to me, especially if it's one of the great veggie burgers where you can see the vegetables in the patty. This is just a tiny sampling of the ideas we heard from you. See what other Sporkful fans are saying in the blog comments and also the FB page, and add your take. /mg

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