10 Must-Try Ways to Top Your Burger Slideshow

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Lettuce, tomato, and… pineapple?

Pineapple and Guacamole

Guacamole is a popular addition to burgers these days, and to give our burger even more international flair, we’re going to add grilled pineapple, too. 

Jam and Brie

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The combination of Brie and cranberry sauce is the perfect topping to a classic turkey sandwich, especially around Thanksgiving, but we think it could bode well for burgers, too. Use fresh jam from your summer berries as a substitute for cranberry sauce. 

Lemon Juice

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This was enjoyed by one of the staff writers at The Daily Meal while they were visiting Rome’s Jewish ghetto. A freshly grilled burger was given a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest for a simple and refreshing take on a burger. 

Fried Egg, Pickled Beets, and Grilled Onions

More and more restaurants are starting to serve burgers topped with fried eggs on their menus, but we want to clarify the origins of this creation by giving a nod to the Aussies, who also like to include pickled beets and grilled onions with their fried egg.

Caesar Salad

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You’re probably already enjoying a nice heap of it on your plate, so why not just top your burger with Caesar salad for an interesting twist on classic lettuce? The creamy dressing is a great substitution for cheese, and the lettuce adds freshness and texture. 

Fried Oysters

The authors of Wicked Good Burgers loved their friends at Island Creek Oyster Company so much that they made this burger recipe entirely for them, and we love it. Fried oysters add double the protein to your patty, and they’re the perfect addition for crunch and a taste of the sea. 

Click here to see the Homage to Island Creek Oyster Company Burger Recipe.

Peaches and Cheddar

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More and more, we’re seeing a play on sweet and savory with burger recipes, and that made us crave some Cheddar and peaches. As one of our favorite summer stone fruits, a peach adds refreshing flavors and texture to the burger, and a sharp Cheddar cheese balances its sweetness.

Fries

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The rumors of this "Monkey-Style" burger being served at California’s In-N-Out Burger have us inspired, so much so that we’re adding fries to our list of toppings, too. Just to make things interesting, we topped our Shake Shack burger with fries, and we weren't shy about the nacho cheese sauce, either. 

Pulled Pork

There’s nothing like the dilemma of choosing between pulled pork and a burger at a summer barbecue, so we say do both! This pastrami burger proves to us that there’s never too much meat on your burger, ever. 

Potato Chips

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Bobby Flay is a fan of adding a little crunch to his burger with potato chips, and our minds cannot stop racing at the thought of it. Think of all of the possibilities for using potato chips on your burger.