July 09, 2010

The Ultimate Burger

For the fourth of July, we got together with my sister's family and had some delicious food. We made salsa and burgers and had corn on the cob and watermelon. It was the perfect summer meal. I bought popsicles for dessert, but my brother-in-law doesn't believe something is dessert unless it has chocolate, so they bought a delicious Boston Cream Pie.

I made the burgers and brought lots of delicious toppings: bacon, provolone (no plastic "cheddar" allowed in this family), grilled pineapple, red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado. Of course I couldn't decide which to include, so I did them all!

Looks yum doesn't it? Although, it was hard to eat by the end -- I had to use a fork and knife. PS - this is how we like burgers in our family (at least the girls): a little meat with lots of toppings!

Burger Tips:
Don't use a low-fat burger meat - you need the fat to hold it together.
Add some flavor, just throw in some sauces, spices that you like. But I always recommend Worcestershire.
For these burgers I put tomato paste, BBQ seasoning, mustard, and Worcestershire.

What do you like in/on your burger?


Valerie said...

Mmmm! Looks yummy. Burgers are a staple at our house. We aren't very adventurous, but
one of our favorite burgers is topped with grilled onions, grilled green chilis and pepper-jack cheese. So good!

Unknown said...

yummy sarah!! I always love the sweet and savory flavor of bbq sauce and pineapple together!

recently I made some burgers with bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, red onion, and spring greens. The bleu cheese gave a fabulous creamy tangy texture!

Christina said...

Looks so yummy! I like to put minced onion, garlic and cilantro in my meat mix and avocado and jalapeno cheese are two of my favourite toppings.

Becky @ Project Domestication said...

yummy. love everything you have on it.

Nicolette said...

I actually adore a good veggie burger with avocado, shredded carrots, red onion, fresh tomato. Nothing too fancy, but the shredded carrot adds a bit of color and sweetness that puts it over the top for me!