10 toppings to try on your next burger

Do better than just lettuce and tomato. Try these burger toppings.

Ketchup: check. Mustard: check. Mayo: check.

They all taste awesome on a juicy, grilled burger, but admit it – they’re kind of boring. Instead, add some of these toppings. But don’t use all of them at once, you animal. What’s your favourite burger topping?

Feta Cheese

There’s a nice saltiness and unmistakably crumbly texture to feta cheese that goes so well with a burger. Even if you opt out of a beef burger and go for chicken, fish, or (ahem…) veggie, feta is an effortless way to add a ton of flavour.

Brie and Pears

It’s a fancy way to spruce up a burger, and it’s really effing good. Slice the pear thinly, and put the brie on the burger as soon as it’s off the grill so the cheese has a chance to melt.

Crumbled Kettle Chips

Add some serious crunch and a kick of flavour by crumbling up a handful of your favourite kettle-cooked chips on top of your burger.

Salt & Vinegar adds tang; Barbecue (a no-brainer here, people) adds smokiness; and, maybe best of all, Jalapeno adds a good amount of heat.

Sriracha Mayo

Mix 2 parts mayo with 1 part Sriracha and – bam! – you’ve got yourself the easiest, most badass burger sauce out there. ‘Nuf said.

Grilled Pineapple

Bring a taste of the tropics to your backyard this summer with a thick slice of grilled pineapple on top of your burger. Just brush it with oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill until the pineapple is tender and has golden grill marks.

Homemade Pico de Gallo

Throw a few spoonfuls of pico de gallo on top of your burger and you won’t need a hell of a lot more.

To make this refreshing, yet spicy salsa, just combine a few diced tomatoes with a diced small red onion, a minced jalapeno, a clove of minced garlic, some chopped fresh cilantro, juice of a lime, and salt and pepper, to taste.

Fried Bacon and an Egg

It’s a delicious breakfast in burger form (also, possibly the greatest hangover cure of all time). What’s not to love?

Black beans, Queso Fresco, and Sliced Avocado

These three simple ingredients pack a punch and give your burger a muy delicioso Mexican makeover.

Disclaimer: this burger is amazing paired with tequila.

Pulled Pork

In case the burger isn’t meaty enough for you, throw some pulled pork on top; because if there’s anything that makes a meat-based sandwich better, it’s more meat.

Garden Veggies, Alfalfa Sprouts, Dandelion Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Sliced Red Onion

Now, to help you recover from the pulled pork burger, try this assortment of garden goodness; it goes perfectly with tangy mustard and a great big dill pickle.