Ten Great Ways to Top a Burger

Bun, condiments, tomato, lettuce, cheese, burger, bun…you thought that was it? No way. There are countless creative ways to top your burger—everything from fried eggs to guacamole. These ten new topping twists will leave your friends and family speechless.
By Emily Barrett

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 10 New and Creative Must-Try Burger Toppings on Relish

breakfast burger toppingsKita Roberts

Maple Bacon Breakfast Burger

This sweet and savory “breakfast” burger is a great way to incorporate traditionally breakfast-time flavors into any meal of the day. Topped with a fried egg and maple glazed bacon, this patty packs the best breakfast foods all in one bun. Find the recipe here.

burger topped with friesTieghan at Half Baked Harvest

Sweet Potato Fries, Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Topped Quinoa Burger

So many incredible flavors are layered into this two-handed burger, including nutty gruyere cheese, beer-infused caramelized onions, and always-tasty sweet potato fries. The quinoa patty itself mixes chipotle seasoning, cheddar cheese, garlic, crunchy panko bread crumbs, and cannellini beans. Take your veggie burger to the next level. Find the recipe here.

avocado pesto burgerMonique at Ambitious Kitchen

Garlic and Basil Chickpea Burger with Avocado Pesto

This falafel-style patty is topped with a creamy avocado pesto, sliced red onions, vine ripe tomatoes, baby spinach and sliced avocados that come together making a vibrant sandwich that satisfies your burger craving without the meat. Find the recipe here.

Chili cheese burgerShawnda at Confessions of a Foodie Bride

Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheese Burger

You can’t go wrong with a burger stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese and Hatch green chiles. Top it off with fresh avocado slices and chile con queso to kick it up even further. Looking for the full fiesta effect? Throw in a pitcher of margaritas. Find the recipe here.

IMG_6638Ashley at Baker By Nature

California Turkey Burger with Sprouts

Take the classic turkey burger to new heights with this healthy, fun twist. Layered with alfalfa sprouts, creamy avocado, fresh tomato, Russian salad dressing, and spicy pepper jack cheese, this burger masters a surprisingly refreshing flavor combo. Find the recipe here.

chorizo-burger-frontLady and Pups

Chorizo Garlic Shrimp Burger topped with Shrimp

This decadent Mexican chorizo burger is topped with garlic shrimp, melted Manchego cheese, thin-sliced tomatoes, and tangy paprika mayo—all wedged between homemade sweet potato buns. Find the recipe here.

0614GT-fx-dirty-birdWilliam Meppem

Chicken Burger with Slaw, Tomatillo Salsa, and Chipotle Aioli

Marinaded in Mexican oregano, chipotle chiles, smoked paprika, and cayenne. Need we say more? Okay, if you say so. It’s topped with “dirty” slaw, fresh tomatillo salsa, and fiery chipotle aioli to turn up the heat even more. Find the recipe here.

Tropical-Salmon-Burger-3Lauren at Wicked Spatula

Pineapple-Topped Salmon Burger

Top this fish filet with grilled pineapple, fresh sliced jalapeños, avocado, and hot, tangy cilantro lime mayo. Any warm-weather burger could benefit from a little tropical spin, so use this game-changing recipe. Find the recipe here.

Salmon-Sliders-with-yogurt-cucumber-dill-sauce_delicious-mini-burgersIan McEnroe

Yogurt Sauce and Salmon Sliders

These Mediterranean-inspired sliders combine seared salmon, avocado, red onion, ripe tomato, radishes, and a zesty cucumber-dill Greek yogurt sauce in one bite. Add Kalamata olives to garnish, and you’ve got yourself a healthy new burger to add to your list of favorites. Find the recipe here.

img_2878Taylor at Perpetually Hungry

Pimento Cheese and Pork Belly Burgers

This killer Southern-inspired burger will send you over the edge. Creamy pimento cheese and glazed pork belly piled high on a beef patty? Swoon. Find the recipe here.

2 Comments
  1. They all look sooo delicious! In my spa breaks i ate a lot of great burgers but all of these are great. My favourites th Garlic and Basil Chickpea Burger with Avocado Pesto and Sweet Potato Fries, Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Topped Quinoa Burger but I’d definately would try and love all of them!

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