Weeknight Cooking

11 Condiments for Burgers

May  2, 2014

There are simple bun-and-patty burgers, the kind of burgers you squish down and eat in 3 bites -- and then there are burgers that you pile with as many things as possible. These are the burgers you eat with a beer and three napkins in your lap -- they're the ones that get so tall, so overfilled with toppings, that you wait until no one is looking to attempt that first gigantic bite. The great thing about them? No matter what combination of condiments you choose to pile on your patty, it still tastes like the best thing in the world.

More: For more ways to upgrade your burger, check out our Perfect Burger collection.

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Jas A. April 10, 2015
lettuce tomato mayo red onion cheddar cheese....anything else is just a gimmick.
DrRisk May 25, 2015
Irony101 May 25, 2015
you must be a blast in bed....
DrRisk May 25, 2015

Tis true.
Irony101 May 25, 2015
a "vanilla" response to go with those plain vanilla toppings....all the while not realizing my handle is "Irony?" Wow...
boulangere May 2, 2014
The best ketchup ever by WileyP! I can it in half-pint jars to give as gifts, and they're the greatest got-to-haves. http://food52.com/recipes/14174-spring-hill-ranch-ketchup-and-cocktail-sauce