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Posted by on Jul 10, 2009 in bbq season | 0 comments

The Ultimate Burger Toppings

The Ultimate Burger Toppings

The smell of a burger or a steak on a bbq is a sure thing that summer is here. How often do you start salivating as you are walking down the street and can smell someones bbq in the distance. Most of us can do a basic burger but here are some great toppings to dress up your burgers.

First off the patty choices:

beef, lamb, turkey, chicken (ground in a patty or breast), veggie patty or portabello mushroom

Now for the toppings….

Pancetta, caramelized onions and blue cheese
Gruyere, mushroom and a red pepper aioli
Bacon, Swiss, tomato and guacamole (or sliced avocado)
Spinach, red onion and a black olive tapenade
Provolone, tomato and chipolte pepper sauce
Sauteed mushrooms, sharp cheddar and bacon
Chevre, roasted peppers and spinach with a garlic mayo
Brie, mango chutney and a curried mayo

There are so many options. At home I like to serve the mini burgers or also known as sliders with a great selection of toppings and condiments. That way you can try a few different ideas without having to commitment to one taste.

For the side dishes, try the blue cheese potato, maybe some mixed greens (add some diced cucumbers, red peppers, pumpkin seeds and feta with a balsamic vinaigrette) and some corn on the cob with a fresh herb butter.

For wine try the Quails Gate rose from the Okanagon at $12.99 it is a great deal and will be a true crowd pleaser.

Now you have a great evening planned.