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Issun
06-06-2014, 08:21 PM
Toppings as separate from condiments like mayo/mustard/sriracha/etc. For the purposes of this thread toppings are all solids, thankyouverymuch. And I left cheese out, too, because unless you are lactose intolerant cheese is a given.

R.R. Bigman
06-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Can't go wrong with onions. A good burger with mustard and onions is perfect.

Scypho
06-06-2014, 08:36 PM
steak patty AND fried egg; a whole new level of delicious animal cruelty

Issun
06-06-2014, 08:41 PM
The animal being the person eating that heart attack, apparently.

As for my votes: Bacon Cheeseburgers are always delicious, and Jalapeno and Avocado are my quintessential answers to any "make meat better" question.

Balrog
06-06-2014, 09:04 PM
I put the usual on there but I love some fried onion strings on a burger when I can get 'em.

Jeanie
06-06-2014, 09:39 PM
One of things I liked about working Night Shift in the military was Mid Rats, where they served both breakfast and dinner foods. One night I had them make me a Ham Cheese Mushroom Tomato Green Pepper Onion Omelette. I took some Jalapenos from the salad bar and some bacon and slapped that all on a burger.

I think that night was the closest I came to dying in Iraq.

Jeanie
06-06-2014, 09:48 PM
Also, I love me a Mushroom Burger. And there used to be a burger place in Grand Rapids that made a fantastic Green Olive Burger and had the best, the best, onion rings ever. If I ever get to ride in the TARDIS, I am making a point to stop there before it closed for a meal.

Googleshng
06-06-2014, 10:03 PM
Cheese seems to be absent from this poll. I am baffled.

Also, I love me a Mushroom Burger.

Here is a magical secret. Don't put the mushrooms on the burger. Mix them into the meat before you cook it. They hold in moisture and flavor in a way that makes well done taste like rare.

Issun
06-06-2014, 10:17 PM
Cheese seems to be absent from this poll. I am baffled.

And I left cheese out, too, because unless you are lactose intolerant cheese is a given.

Although I'm sad I forgot mushrooms. Definitely would have had them instead of pineapple, but you always forget something.

Patrick
06-06-2014, 10:34 PM
Egg.

EXTRA CHARACTER

Dawnswalker
06-06-2014, 11:53 PM
Pickles are a classic and they work with everything.

Torzelbaum
06-07-2014, 01:00 AM
Onions - especially if grilled or sauteed.

I don't so much like pickles on my burgers as with them.

madhair60
06-07-2014, 01:39 AM
A second, additional burger.

Googleshng
06-07-2014, 01:46 AM
A second, additional burger.

But what do you put on THAT burger?

Torzelbaum
06-07-2014, 02:05 AM
But what do you put on THAT burger?Bacon, ham and a fried egg. But only after you soak the beef in rich, creamery butter.

mopinks
06-07-2014, 04:10 AM
Onions - especially if grilled or sauteed.

yeah, raw onion and caramelized onion are really two entirely different burger experiences

I'm withholding my vote on PRINCIPLE

Wolfgang
06-07-2014, 05:47 AM
A second, additional burger.

just two burger king whoppers stacked on top of each other, bun toppings and all

possibly even the wrappers

Bunk Moreland
06-07-2014, 06:08 AM
Greens (lettuce mostly), tomato, onion and pickle for me. You don't even need cheese on a burger with good vegetables topping it.

Though I would definitely put mushrooms on a burger and that is one of my favorite other toppings.

Droewyn
06-07-2014, 07:06 AM
I don't subscribe to the whole "one true burger topping" thing. Sometimes I want a plain ol' homestyle cheeseburger with pickles and tomatoes and yellow mustard, and sometimes I want something a little more esoteric with goat cheese or something.

Excitemike
06-07-2014, 07:21 AM
A second, additional burger.

Just one? (http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/22/burger-king-selling-a-windows-7-whopper-in-japan/)

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/10/22ng560734059.jpg

Dadaph
06-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Bacon!
Though I rarely bother when I make burgers at home, if I'm out, I always choose the bacon burger.

BŁge
06-07-2014, 07:53 AM
I'm making a write-in vote for guacamole, since a good guacamole is as solid as potato salad.

Solitayre
06-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Lately I've been grilling burgers from chicken instead of beef and topping it with a little onion and cooked shredded spinach.

Is that actually any healthier or am I just deluding myself?

Daikaiju
06-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Tomato, pickles and brown mustard.

McClain
06-07-2014, 04:25 PM
A bacon cheeseburger with pickles and onion is basically perfect. I enjoy the occasional extra like egg or mushrooms, but you can't beat the classic.

Lately I've been grilling burgers from chicken instead of beef and topping it with a little onion and cooked shredded spinach.

Is that actually any healthier or am I just deluding myself?

It'll have less fat but you gotta watch your salt with other meats if you add sauce for flavor. I use ground turkey in for most things like pasta sauce, but I gotta have beef for burgers or meetloaf.

jpfriction
06-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Pickle, lettuce, tomato and a really good cheddar. I voted pickles because I think that's the topping that kicks a burger over from good to great.

Serephine
06-07-2014, 07:29 PM
I'm partial to a fried egg, but that's only for really special burgers, the ones that probably don't need anything else but fuck it why not. Interestingly enough the best burger (actually it was goat steak but whatever) I've ever had ever had seriously everything from the poll options but pickles on it.

ArugulaZ
06-08-2014, 12:00 AM
Fried egg? What is this, Burgertime?

I voted for tomatoes. They add a certain juiciness to the burger. Bacon is also good, but I don't think of that as a topping; more like extra meat.

mopinks
06-08-2014, 02:31 AM
are people who've never had a fried egg on a burger truly alive

ArugulaZ
06-08-2014, 05:03 AM
I suspect the people who put fried eggs on their burgers won't be alive for long, due to the impending heart attacks.

Paul le Fou
06-08-2014, 05:57 AM
Bleu cheese.

I know cheese is assumed, but bleu cheese is a league of its own.

Droewyn
06-08-2014, 07:14 AM
I suspect the people who put fried eggs on their burgers won't be alive for long, due to the impending heart attacks.

You do know the whole "egg yolks will kill you" thing has more or less been debunked, right?

mopinks
06-08-2014, 07:26 AM
and even if eggs were bad for you, who cares?

if you're gonna eat a burger, go ALL IN

that's the Burger Way

Paul le Fou
06-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Eggs aren't bad for you but you gotta fry em in something

(the something is butter)

mopinks
06-08-2014, 07:54 AM
you can always just use non-stick cooking spray, if you're concerned about healthiness

but you shouldn't be, because you are eating a burger

Jeanie
06-08-2014, 08:01 AM
You do know the whole "egg yolks will kill you" thing has more or less been debunked, right?

I see the egg council guys have gotten to you too.

http://babysimpson.co.uk/gallery/frames/6/2f09/71.jpg

Yeah, you better run creep!

Shagohod
06-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Chili and with raw onions chopped in. Or any Western style burger with bbq sauce and onion rings.

Scypho
06-08-2014, 01:39 PM
So bacon is allowed on burgers and no one bats an eye lash, but as soon as you say 'fried egg' you get don't you know that kills people?

shawn struck
06-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Fried egg is good on a burg, but if you like bacon or other salter pork, if you can find a burger joint that will put Taylor ham/pork roll on top of a burg it is SSSSSSOOOOOO GOOD.

Bunk Moreland
06-08-2014, 02:33 PM
I'm actually not that big of a fan of bacon on burgers, same with fried eggs. Cheese is fine like 90% of the time. The problem with bacon/eggs/other meat is I like to taste the beef, not so much the salty pork or the egg.

Mustard is the #1 sauce to put on a burger to me, but steak sauce/A1 is a close second.

Googleshng
06-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Well, if we're moving into the sauce field now, has anyone else ever had the heretical sort of burger where you top it with a balsamic cream sauce like some sort of fancy weirdo who's too good for ketchup?

Because that's also pretty good.

Wolfgang
06-08-2014, 05:11 PM
So bacon is allowed on burgers and no one bats an eye lash, but as soon as you say 'fried egg' you get don't you know that kills people?

And then you get 'no thats actually not true'

Tried an egg on a burgg once; underwhelmed. Fried egg is a subtle flavor. No oomph.

Paul le Fou
06-08-2014, 05:28 PM
One of the best burgers I ever had was a beef patty, crumbled pancetta, fried egg and lots of cracked black pepper on an English muffin for a bun. Egg can get you some damn fine burgin' but yeah, usually it's just kind of gratuitous and doesn't add much.

Issun
06-08-2014, 09:26 PM
I would like to mention that Red Mill Burgers here in Seattle knows what's up because they use pepper bacon.

Bunk Moreland
06-09-2014, 03:40 AM
I would like to mention that Red Mill Burgers here in Seattle knows what's up because they use pepper bacon.

Oh yeah, this is the real exception to my "no bacon" rule for burgers. And I mean, sometimes a bacon cheeseburger is excellent. But especially if it's pepper bacon.

Damn, I should be eating healthy but this topic makes me want to go get a burger.

Wolfgang
06-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Get Your Burgin' On

Torzelbaum
06-10-2014, 12:51 AM
I have never understood the desire to put egg on a burger. Maybe it's related to how I can't understand how people could eat steak at breakfast.

Wolfgang
06-10-2014, 03:03 PM
I have never understood the desire to put egg on a burger. Maybe it's related to how I can't understand how people could eat steak at breakfast.

If you've never had a steak, cheddar and green pepper omelette then I don't even know how you could correct your life at this late stage.

...Have one, maybe?

ajr82
06-10-2014, 07:45 PM
My favourite burger at the best place here has bacon, pineapple, aged cheddar and greens with a chipotle mayo.

Pineapple on burgers is fantastic.

Destil
06-10-2014, 10:25 PM
You didn't include mushrooms?

You have pineapple and generic 'greens'... but not mushrooms!?!

You're a monster, Issun. A blight on the earth.

cortbassist89
06-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Fried egg is the best topping on anything, period.

Paul le Fou
06-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Fried egg is the best topping on anything, period.

including an omelette? How about eggs benedict?

Torzelbaum
06-11-2014, 07:12 PM
including an omelette? How about eggs benedict?Or chocolate pudding?

Issun
06-11-2014, 07:15 PM
You didn't include mushrooms?

You have pineapple and generic 'greens'... but not mushrooms!?!

You're a monster, Issun. A blight on the earth.

Although I'm sad I forgot mushrooms. Definitely would have had them instead of pineapple, but you always forget something.

READ TEH HOLE THRAD N00b

Issun
06-12-2014, 08:07 PM
I just tried grilled asparagus on a burger and died from deliciousness. I am dead.

cortbassist89
06-13-2014, 09:06 PM
including an omelette? How about eggs benedict?

Or chocolate pudding?
I stand by my previous statement.

woofbro
06-18-2014, 01:10 AM
I can't believe I'm one of two people who voted Pineapple, and even more appalled that beetroot wasn't an option.

Have you guys heard of a Burger With The Lot?

You've got lettuce, beetroot, pineapple, tomato, beef, cheese, egg, onion & BBQ Sauce between two buns. Occasionally you get it without the pineapple. Absolute heaven.

Jalapenos though? Never had the opportunity.

mopinks
06-18-2014, 01:33 AM
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TirMcDohl
06-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Green chiles.

/thread

Issun
06-24-2014, 06:25 PM
Green chiles.

/thread

I had a burger with roasted poblano at Fatapple's in Berkley about ten years ago. It was definitely in my top 10 burgers I've ever had.

Balrog
06-24-2014, 06:53 PM
I forgot, I've been putting cherry tomatoes cut in half all over my burgers lately. Simple slices of tomato just ain't cuttin' it anymore.

MagFlare
06-26-2014, 11:09 AM
I cooked up some fast-food style hamburgers for dinner last night. Smashed them really thin, roughed up the surfaces so they'd crisp up, and fried them in a little omelette pan so they'd fry in their own grease. Topped them with caramelized onions and havarti.

A-MAZING

So my answer is: onions, provided they're caramelized.

Ample Vigour
06-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Avocado ahead of jalapeno has me smdh