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best burger ideas

Interested in finding new ways to make a tasty burger. What do you put in yours? What about toppings?

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  1. I like to put bits of brie or blue cheese inside the burger.

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    1. I brush mine with a little black truffle oil right before serving.

      1. to turkey burgers i have added some shredded jack cheese and salsa, just blending it all in and then making patties. probably would work nice with beef, too. pretty much any tasty-sounding combo would probably work:

        black olives and feta
        onions and cheese (maybe blue?)
        etc.

        this morning, on the today show, there was a martha stewart segment on burgers, with some interesting twists: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3104201/ (check out the video link at the top right

        1. Usually, I mix a little pureed chipotle in adobo into the meat, then top with cheddar cheese and avocado and serve on toasted buns. A few weeks ago when I made these with really lean beef, I mixed in some minced leftover grilled portabella. It added a great dimension to the smoky chipotle flavors and helped add moisture to the meat.

          When I'm tired of the chipotle mix, sometimes I add a bit of pork sausage, homemade pesto, roasted garlic puree or caramelized onion to the meat.

          1. I top my homemade burgers with 2 yr old white cheddar and tomato jam that I make.

            A simple yet delicious combo.