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Kneo
07-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Today I did a taste tasting for a new burger place opening here in Des Moines. One of the burgers I had was called Undead Elvis and it was topped with peanut butter and fried bananas. It was awesome and I can't wait for the place to open so I can have it again.

It also got me thinking. What do you top your burger with? I like mine with cheese, miracle whip, ketchup and a fried egg.

What is your perfect burger?

BigCat
07-20-2011, 07:29 AM
Cheddar, sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, mayo and ketchup are my standard toppings. Every now and then I branch out with a gormet burger at a restaurant, i.e. gouda and other fancy stuff, and I'm always disappointed. I guess I'm a simpleton.

Mattso3000
07-20-2011, 07:39 AM
Gotta go with sauteed onions, pepperjack cheese, bacon, and jalapeno peppers. Would be curious to try that peanut butter and fried bananas one...

OLS
07-20-2011, 07:43 AM
Son you got some odd tastes, there. Can't say for sure since I never tried it, but that doesn't sound appetizing.
But then I read that you like yours with cheese, miracle whip, ketchup and a fried egg.
Now I get it, lol. I tend towards minimalism in most things like that. I don't keep lettuce around cause it wilts
before I use it. I don't keep tomatoes around because I RACE THROUGH the produce section to get to the food.
I have ketchup and mayo in the fridge, so I take a slice of bread, ketchup and mayo and that's my burger.
Sometimes I will melt some cheese on it, or slice an onion. See, onions I can use to MAKE food, so I keep them
around regularly enough. When I grew up, there was no such thing as a hamburger bun as far as my family knew.
We saw them at other people's house, but for us it was two slices of Evangeline Maid Bread and a patty.

Now being as I am an excellent chef where fire and smoke are concerned, my burgers are still excellent even from
the shameful lack of excess in the finished product. But I wouldn't want to put my burger up against people with
a full fridge.

Kreth
07-20-2011, 07:58 AM
Sauteed onions & mushrooms, cheddar, and occasionialy bacon.
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ucla695
07-20-2011, 08:55 AM
Onions, tomato, lettuce, bacon or sauteed onions, mushrooms, bacon and something with a kick.

Patrick B
07-20-2011, 08:58 AM
We have a new local place that has a peanut butter, fried banana, and bacon burger. I'm trying that one next. I had to get the surf and turf first with 4 oz crab meat and Bearnaise sauce. :)

My favorite burgers tend to be simple. American cheese, bacon, and lots of pickles.

3SmokesaRound
07-20-2011, 09:06 AM
lettuce, sauteed onions, blue cheese, bacon, and jalapeno peppers

Ashcan Bill
07-20-2011, 10:17 AM
Sauteed mushrooms, Swiss, American, a dash of mayo, and avocado on an onion bun.

Blak Smyth
07-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Mmmm I love swiss cheese, two years at least! Imported!

shilala
07-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Swiss, sautéed mushrooms and onions. That or mayo, ketchup, mustard, onions, tomato and lettuce.
Lisa and I have been trying lots of different "gourmet burgers" when we're out. Last night we rode the motorcycles to Whitey's near Brecksville, OH. She got the mushroom burger, I got a bleu cheese baco-burger. It reinforced to me that I don't like bleu cheese on a hamburger, as much as I want to. Odd, cause I love bleu cheese. I don't like bacon on my hamburger, either. Also odd.

kaisersozei
07-20-2011, 10:50 AM
I got a bleu cheese baco-burger. It reinforced to me that I don't like bleu cheese on a hamburger, as much as I want to. Odd, cause I love bleu cheese. I don't like bacon on my hamburger, either. Also odd.

I popped in to say there wasn't enough bacon in this thread. And then I read your post about last night's burger--which is actually my favorite way to have a hamburger. Blue cheese + bacon.

I'm also partial to a fried egg (just the egg, not on the bluecheese/bacon burger.) But that goes back to my drunken college days, so it's a reminiscent taste for me.

Kneo
07-20-2011, 10:55 AM
We have a new local place that has a peanut butter, fried banana, and bacon burger. I'm trying that one next. I had to get the surf and turf first with 4 oz crab meat and Bearnaise sauce. :)

My favorite burgers tend to be simple. American cheese, bacon, and lots of pickles.

The one with crab meat sounds awesome.

When I was younger the only thing I could put on my burger was ketchup. As I have gotten older my tastes have changed and I tend to like more things. I still can't stand tomato though!

lilcgrsmkr
07-20-2011, 11:33 AM
Son you got some odd tastes, there. Can't say for sure since I never tried it, but that doesn't sound appetizing.
But then I read that you like yours with cheese, miracle whip, ketchup and a fried egg.
Now I get it, lol. I tend towards minimalism in most things like that. I don't keep lettuce around cause it wilts
before I use it. I don't keep tomatoes around because I RACE THROUGH the produce section to get to the food.
I have ketchup and mayo in the fridge, so I take a slice of bread, ketchup and mayo and that's my burger.
Sometimes I will melt some cheese on it, or slice an onion. See, onions I can use to MAKE food, so I keep them
around regularly enough. When I grew up, there was no such thing as a hamburger bun as far as my family knew.
We saw them at other people's house, but for us it was two slices of Evangeline Maid Bread and a patty.

Now being as I am an excellent chef where fire and smoke are concerned, my burgers are still excellent even from
the shameful lack of excess in the finished product. But I wouldn't want to put my burger up against people with
a full fridge.


hey..it sounds like you have some stories to tell..

lilcgrsmkr
07-20-2011, 11:36 AM
favorite burger: from my husbands grill to my stomach..: hamburger with or without cheese, usually with cheese...mushrooms or avocado or both and some type of lettuce lil ketchup and don't forget the french fries or tortilla chips on the side..yum..oh and pickles on the side to crunch on..yum... im getting hungry now..:)

baddevildog82
07-20-2011, 12:00 PM
BBQ Sauce, bacon, cheddar, pickles, onions (onion rings if available).

pektel
07-20-2011, 12:05 PM
I tend towards minimalism in most things like that.

+1. Normally it's just burger and ketchup for me (and sometimes the onion to), though I do use an actual hamburger bun. Last week I tried some A1 on my burger since I was out of ketchup. DAMN it was good. I may have found a new favorite topping.

kaisersozei
07-20-2011, 12:16 PM
When I grew up, there was no such thing as a hamburger bun as far as my family knew.
We saw them at other people's house, but for us it was two slices of Evangeline Maid Bread and a patty.


Obligatory insertion of Eddie Murphy's hamburger joke in

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxIYUMxiraE

:lr

Kneo
07-20-2011, 12:35 PM
There is a place in New Haven that claims to have invented the hamburger. They flame broil it in Cast Iron gas stoves. They put it between two slices of bread because back in the day they didn't have buns. They also don't allow ketchup, mayo or mustard as they feel that takes away from the meat.

I hope to eat there someday!

NCRadioMan
07-20-2011, 01:26 PM
hey..it sounds like you have some stories to tell..

Don't get him started. :lr

I prefer mine Carolina style, of course. Mustard, slaw & onions. And I don't like buns. I like thick sliced white bread because it holds all the condiments in while buns let them drip out.

pektel
07-20-2011, 01:35 PM
Obligatory insertion of Eddie Murphy's hamburger joke in

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxIYUMxiraE

:lr

:r I own that DVD :D

My brother recently started dating a girl named lillian, so I busted out the movie while they were over for dinner, and played this bit for her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtz_zlHW6IM

OLS
07-20-2011, 01:41 PM
Yeah, but Greg, bread DOES let the condiments drip THROUGH, lol.

He's right, don't get me started. I never say in ten words what I can say in 1000.
It was mostly just a setup for my joke about racing through the produce section to
get to the FOOD....that's a joke.

Aero95
07-20-2011, 01:57 PM
We have a new local place that has a peanut butter, fried banana, and bacon burger. I'm trying that one next. I had to get the surf and turf first with 4 oz crab meat and Bearnaise sauce. :)

My favorite burgers tend to be simple. American cheese, bacon, and lots of pickles.


I'm tempted to try that one also next time!

NCRadioMan
07-20-2011, 04:17 PM
Yeah, but Greg, bread DOES let the condiments drip THROUGH, lol.



Not the bread I buy. Stays nice and dry. ;)

Bill86
07-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Bacon, cheese, ketchup and mustard. There is no need for anything else.

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-20-2011, 11:12 PM
Black Label :dr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZhwzLy4YA

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-20-2011, 11:15 PM
If you have quality meat, then you really don't need much more on the burger.

awsmith4
07-20-2011, 11:23 PM
One of my favorite toppings on a burger is Pimento Cheese, especially Palmetto Pimento Cheese (http://www.palmettocheese.com/)

I also like Bacon

And third but definitely not least I like a cheese burger with chili and slaw on top, bonus if you put Pimento cheese instead of sliced cheese and double bonus if you add bacon :)

And no harm if you add mayo as well

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-20-2011, 11:24 PM
I will say I've had a sunny side up egg on a burger at Three Floyds. It was really good. But their burger is brilliance to begin with. I see they have sweet breads on the menu now, a trip is in store soon.
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awsmith4
07-20-2011, 11:44 PM
I will say I've had a sunny side up egg on a burger at Three Floyds. It was really good. But their burger is brilliance to begin with. I see they have sweet breads on the menu now, a trip is in store soon.
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I like runny egg on a burger too. There is a place in Decatur GA called Farm Burger (http://www.farmburger.net/) that has bacon, sunny side up egg, pepper jack cheese, and salsa verde that is outstanding. But I agree with your statement that all burgers need to start with good meat.

ChicagoWhiteSox
07-20-2011, 11:57 PM
The salsa verde sounds tasty.
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pektel
07-21-2011, 12:13 AM
I like runny egg on a burger too. There is a place in Decatur GA called Farm Burger (http://www.farmburger.net/) that has bacon, sunny side up egg, pepper jack cheese, and salsa verde that is outstanding. But I agree with your statement that all burgers need to start with good meat.

There is also a place in Decatur ga called eddie's attic which has some great musical acts. John Mayer played a lot of shows there on his way up. Cool place to check out, if you're in the area.

Sorry to go off topic...
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awsmith4
07-21-2011, 12:18 AM
There is also a place in Decatur ga called eddie's attic which has some great musical acts. John Mayer played a lot of shows there on his way up. Cool place to check out, if you're in the area.

Sorry to go off topic...
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I have spent a few nights at Eddie's Attic but its been years. Great place. Decatur also has The Brick Store Pub which is one of the best beer bars I've ever been to

Jbailey
07-21-2011, 12:35 AM
Favorite burger in my area is the "The Old Fashioned House Burger" (from their website) grilled over a live fire and topped with fried onions, Bavaria's hickory-smoked bacon, aged Cheddar, garlic sauce and a soft-cooked egg on a buttered and toasted roll. You can also add Braunschweiger to it. I know BigVito loved it. :D

Apoco
07-21-2011, 03:03 PM
Toasted sesame seed buns, american cheese, ketchup, lettuce, onion, bacon.

Alternatively, bacon. By itself. No burger required. Just a pound of bacon.
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baddevildog82
07-21-2011, 03:19 PM
alternatively, bacon. By itself. No burger required. Just a pound of bacon.

yummmm....bacon!!!

pektel
07-21-2011, 04:47 PM
I normally put some burger on my bacon.

Apoco
07-25-2011, 07:24 AM
I normally put some burger on my bacon.

:tu

Oh man. Just had a thought. A burger with bacon and maple syrup. I can't decide if this is the worst or the best idea ever. Maybe I can find someone to deep fry it for me?
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ChicagoWhiteSox
07-25-2011, 12:05 PM
Anyone have any good sauces they put on their burgers?

pektel
07-26-2011, 11:53 AM
Anyone have any good sauces they put on their burgers?

Try A1. It's awesome on a burger.
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ShaynT
07-27-2011, 04:34 AM
Cheddar, Grilled Tinned Pineapple and Beetroot

Sawyer
07-27-2011, 07:32 AM
I like runny egg on a burger too. There is a place in Decatur GA called Farm Burger (http://www.farmburger.net/) that has bacon, sunny side up egg, pepper jack cheese, and salsa verde that is outstanding. But I agree with your statement that all burgers need to start with good meat.

Yeah Burger (http://www.yeahburger.com/) in the Highlands and Midtown is good too. The wife and I have to hold ourselves back from going to Farm Burger too often. There is supposed to be another location opening up in Buckhead. It will probably be closer to us so there will be even more of a temptation.

As far as toppings, I used to load up on all kinds of stuff and have the messiest burgers. I guess in my old age I don't want to deal with the mess so I keep it simple. Lettuce, tomato, cheese and a little mayo. If you have a good burger, you shouldn't need many toppings.

forgop
07-27-2011, 08:11 AM
Sauteed mushrooms/onions, bacon, mayo, lettuce, tomato, colby jack cheese, and maybe a nice bbq sauce are perfect to me. Five Guys has a great variety of toppings for their burgers.

SNKBYT
07-27-2011, 08:43 AM
SB-BBQ sauce, lettuce, pepper jack cheese, bacon, stacker pickle.....on a whole wheat bun :dr

Newbie_nick
09-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Wow...there are definitely some interesting toppings suggested here!

I have to admit that a good burger should be able to stand on its own if made and grilled properly! That being said, I do put some toppings even on a good burger, but I'm still fairly simplistic in my toppings. Tomato if they are in season, sweet onion, ketchup, and American or cheddar cheese.

Favorite topping: Ripe tomato
Most used topping: Ketchup
No-no topping: Mayo or Miracle Whip (yuck!)
Weirdest topping: Blue cheese crumbles

neoflex
09-14-2011, 02:38 PM
Melted Mozzarella, Bacon lettuce tomato and guacamole or I like to do bacon, lettuce tomato and feta cheese if I have my choice.
Oh and I prefer my burgers be on a Martins Potato roll if we're grilling them at home.
If we are out and they have them I almost always go for the Pizza Burger, Tomato Sauce and Melted Mozzarella. Geeze now I'm hungry!!!!

688sonarmen
09-14-2011, 03:34 PM
Mustard, onion, pickles.

Apoco
09-17-2011, 10:23 AM
I think tonight I am going to go for the ULTIMATE cheeseburger.

Ingredients:

2x grilled cheese sandwiches (these act as the buns)
half pound of 70/30
Bacon
Ketchup
Lettuce

If you don't hear from me again - it is because I died due to foodgasm.
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Newbie_nick
09-17-2011, 10:48 AM
I think tonight I am going to go for the ULTIMATE cheeseburger.

Ingredients:

2x grilled cheese sandwiches (these act as the buns)
half pound of 70/30
Bacon
Ketchup
Lettuce

If you don't hear from me again - it is because I died due to foodgasm.
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OMG! My cholesterol just jumped by 20 points just reading that! Enjoy, my friend! :tu

Apoco
09-17-2011, 07:30 PM
Bacon burger with a grilled cheese for each bun:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_IN_TNlqcqE/TnUhFCjAqjI/AAAAAAAAAP4/GHGSsTwCvac/s912/IMG_20110917_175048.jpg

It was awesome.

While we're on the topic of REALLY unhealthy food - here's the burger that I had 2 or 3 weeks ago - Bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut that has been cut in half acting as the buns.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a77YelHnFz8/TnUgkQkU2vI/AAAAAAAAAP0/DORu2-lgwec/s912/IMG_20110827_173811.jpg

I may die of a heart attack soon. But at least I'll die happy.

Drez
09-17-2011, 07:48 PM
Bacon burger with a grilled cheese for each bun:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_IN_TNlqcqE/TnUhFCjAqjI/AAAAAAAAAP4/GHGSsTwCvac/s912/IMG_20110917_175048.jpg

It was awesome.

While we're on the topic of REALLY unhealthy food - here's the burger that I had 2 or 3 weeks ago - Bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut that has been cut in half acting as the buns.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a77YelHnFz8/TnUgkQkU2vI/AAAAAAAAAP0/DORu2-lgwec/s912/IMG_20110827_173811.jpg

I may die of a heart attack soon. But at least I'll die happy.

:dr

gator_79
09-20-2011, 12:05 PM
I like mine with Lettuce, tomato, Bacon and some kind of cheese. Just depends on what mood I'm in. Cheddar, Blue, Feta, Pepper Jack, ect...When I was stationed in WA we had a place called "Bob's Burgers and Brew" they have some outstanding burgers. If any of yall are in the everett or Burlington area, that's the 2 that I know of, you should look them up. Great food and a pretty good beer selection.
Thats where I started my bachelor party at, then we all went to one of the local Casino's.

landhoney
09-20-2011, 04:09 PM
I don't know about "perfect", but one of my favorites is a bacon-cheeseburger with sauteed mushrooms and onions and just a light spread of mayo, with salt and pepper. It's fairly simple, but I like the combination. This is the usual combo I get at Five Guys.

Ahbroody
09-20-2011, 04:14 PM
I don't know about "perfect", but one of my favorites is a bacon-cheeseburger with sauteed mushrooms and onions and just a light spread of mayo, with salt and pepper. It's fairly simple, but I like the combination. This is the usual combo I get at Five Guys.

Will have to give this a go.

Mattso3000
09-20-2011, 04:16 PM
That grilled cheese bun is going to happen soon, think i'll get the paramedics on speed dial just in case.

mariogolbee
09-20-2011, 04:39 PM
That grilled cheese bun is going to happen soon, think i'll get the paramedics on speed dial just in case.
Why not batter the GC sandwiches afterward like french toast before proceeding?

I've always wanted to do the doughnut one. NOT with a KK though. A nice bar doughnut without frosting would be perfect.

T.G
09-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Why not batter the GC sandwiches afterward like french toast before proceeding?


Fill them with mac & cheese first, then batter and deep fry them, ala montecristo sandwich.



We keep this up, someone is gonna take that burger viral.

Smokin Gator
09-20-2011, 08:31 PM
I love burgers no matter what is on them... but my favorite is:

1/3 pound ground brisket burger with lots of blackening seasoning grilled over a wood fire
Topped with blue cheese
Finished with a little mayo and ketchup
Served on a toasted onion roll

taltos
09-20-2011, 08:55 PM
I prefer mine with onion, tomato, Swiss, brown mustard and A-1 sauce.

76GTFan
09-20-2011, 09:11 PM
Vortex in Atlanta will cure all your desires. YouTube Man vs. Food

Hot Stuff x
09-21-2011, 06:50 AM
THere are lots of good burgers out there, but I have always liked a well done patty melt -- burger with swiss cheese and grilled onions on grilled rye bread.

Some places mess this up by making the bread too greasy and not toasting it enough.

Apoco
09-22-2011, 07:29 AM
That grilled cheese bun is going to happen soon, think i'll get the paramedics on speed dial just in case.

The only thing I would do differently is that I would put mayo on the outsides instead of butter. It will crisp up the same and provide quite a bit of extra flavor.
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MrClean
09-27-2011, 06:38 AM
Start with a good onion bun, pepper jack cheese, mustard, red onion, bacon, jalapenos and maybe a leaf of lettuce.

I also had a bacon, egg & cheese burger by accident. It was really good too.

mariogolbee
09-27-2011, 10:28 AM
Fill them with mac & cheese first, then batter and deep fry them, ala montecristo sandwich.



We keep this up, someone is gonna take that burger viral.
:dr That sounds scrumptious!

T.G
09-27-2011, 11:11 AM
:dr That sounds scrumptious!

It's a food coma waiting to happen. All that's missing is some deep fried oreos for desert. ;)

BengalMan
09-27-2011, 12:38 PM
My typical burger are as follows:
Thick cut bacon
Jalapeno's
Blue Cheese crumbles
Grilled Onions
Lettuce
Various sauces depending on what's offered. If I'm at home, it's usually BBQ sauce.

Blak Smyth
09-27-2011, 01:11 PM
Had my first Pittsburger (Fries and coleslaw) this weekend. It was great.

kingcobradude
11-12-2011, 11:22 PM
depends. at sonic I get everything on it and mayo. If I cook it at home ill put cheese ketchup and mayo on it with 85/15 hamburger. if I manage to get 75/25 or higher fat i will just put cheese on it. though I may season it with spices before throwing it on the grill, and I usually throw sasafras chips in the charcoal bed when I cook them

kingcobradude
11-12-2011, 11:26 PM
Bacon burger with a grilled cheese for each bun:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_IN_TNlqcqE/TnUhFCjAqjI/AAAAAAAAAP4/GHGSsTwCvac/s912/IMG_20110917_175048.jpg

It was awesome.

While we're on the topic of REALLY unhealthy food - here's the burger that I had 2 or 3 weeks ago - Bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut that has been cut in half acting as the buns.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a77YelHnFz8/TnUgkQkU2vI/AAAAAAAAAP0/DORu2-lgwec/s912/IMG_20110827_173811.jpg

I may die of a heart attack soon. But at least I'll die happy.
I know what im making for dinner and lunch tomorrow:r:r:r