A basic but perfectly-executed hamburger is one of life’s simple wonders, but often it’s the condiments that transform a mainstream dish into something that’s memorable. Unsurprisingly, we love the classics—ketchup and mustard are so beloved for a reason!—but we also have a soft spot for some pretty out-of-the-box add-ons, too. Next time you reach for a bun, try dressing first it with one (or all) of these accoutrements. We guarantee the end result will be a burger worth raving about.
If you’re here to insist that guacamole’s more at home in a taco shell than a burger bun, all we have to say is: Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! This
version has a secret ingredient—celery purée!—that adds a bit of herbaceousness.
|Quick Cucumber Pickles
Not all pickle recipes entail the fuss of a home
canning system, with its racks and lifters. In fact, all you need to get started making quick pickles are seasonings, cucumbers, vinegar and a pot for
Like ketchup, tomato jam adds a satisfying sweet-sour pucker to any burger. We like the chunky
texture of these spiced preserves, which are tinged with everything from cardamom and allspice to cinnamon and ginger.
|Burger Bomb Sauce
For a time-saver that brings a lot of everything to the table, try our Burger Bomb sauce, a savory condiment made with mayonnaise, dill pickles, ketchup, Worcestershire, spicy brown mustard and spices. Beware, though: Once you get your paws on it, you’ll want to use it on everything from steak sandwiches to chicken tenders.
Adding coleslaw to your burger boasts many
benefits: Not only does it lend crunch, moisture and bite, but the shredded medley also adds a pop of color to your presentation.
For a special-occasion burger indulgence, nothing—absolutely nothing!—beats freshly-shaved black summer truffles. They add a delicately earthy
aroma and nutty flavor that perfectly complements aged beef.