20 Tips for the Best Hamburgers Ever

The Burgers
  1. Mix in fresh chopped herbs (dill, parsley, basil or cilantro) when making patties.
  2. Season meat with soy, barbecue or Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Mix chopped mild green chilies in hamburger meat. Top burger with sliced tomato, lettuce and guacamole.
  4. Try making burgers out of ground chicken, turkey or lamb.
  5. Season burger with Cajun spices before cooking.
  6. Mix yogurt, sour cream or eggs into hamburger meat.
  7. Form burger around a piece of goat cheese, brie or camembert.
Toppings and Sides
  1. Try alfalfa or broccoli sprouts.
  2. Mix equal parts ketchup and mayonnaise.
  3. Top with sauteed red or Vidalia onions.
  4. Try using muenster, provolone, dill havarti, gouda, gorgonzola or mozzarella.
  5. Top with cheddar and a spoonful of salsa.
  6. Melt smoked mozzarella on your burger and top with fresh basil leaves and sun-dried tomatoes.
  7. Try using honey style mustard.
  8. Try slices of grilled eggplant and fresh tomato.
  9. Top your burger with a heaping tablespoon of cole slaw.
  10. Serve your hamburger without a roll and top with cucumber slices sauteed in butter. Garnish with creme fraiche.
  11. Serve on a toasted sandwich-sized English muffin or bialy.
  12. Try topping your burger with sauteed green and red peppers, monterey jack cheese, and onions with a coarse-grained mustard.
  13. Saute mushrooms in butter and a splash of cooking sherry. Try using sliced portobello, shiitake or cremini mushrooms.
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