Recipe of the Week: Crazy-Good Gourmet Toppings for Your Beef or Pork Burgers

Bored with ketchup/mustard/pickle/onion?

Here are topping ideas that will turn your ordinary patty into something your guests will remember long after the party is over.

–Crispy Bacon, Thousand Island Dressing, and Sauerkraut
–BBQ Sauce, Pepperjack Cheese, and Jalapeno Peppers
–Pepperoni or Salami and Sun-dried Tomato
–Feta Yogurt Sauce (mix Greek yogurt with feta chunks), Mint Leaves, and Tomato Slices
–Cheddar Cheese, Mashed Avocado, and Alfalfa Sprouts
–Manchego Cheese and Roasted Peppers
–Onion Dip and Potato Chips
–Chipotle Mayonnaise and Grilled Red Onion Slices
–Smoked Provolone Cheese and Grilled Portabello Mushrooms
–Fresh Mozzarella (the kind packed in liquid), Tomato Slices, and Basil Leaves
–Fried Egg with Sea Salt and Green Chiles
–Queso Sauce, Roasted Green Peppers, and Pickled Red Onions
–Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Peppers, Sour Cream, and Green Onion
–Garlic Butter

Drop the traditional white-bread bun, too. Instead, try brioche buns, pretzel buns, onion buns, marbled rye bread, or thick-sliced sourdough bread

Ideas adapted from All Recipes, Food and Wine, and Food Network

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