35 Best Burger Toppings to Add Sizzle to Your BBQ


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We've been eating burgers all summer, true -- but have you eaten one like this? Our list of the 35 best toppings takes boring burgers to brilliant! The combos work well no matter if your patties are made of turkey, beans, veggie, bison, or classic beef. Keep this list handy for when it's time to fire up the grill -- because life's too short to settle for just ketchup and mustard.

  • 1. Salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, and jalapenos

    salsa and jalapenos

    2. Mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and grilled mushrooms

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  • 3. Bleu cheese and BBQ sauce

    burgers with bleu cheese

    4. Herbed goat cheese and truffle salt

    5. Roasted tomatoes, garlic aioli, and sage pesto

  • 6. Barbecue sauce, fried onions, Swiss cheese, and bacon

    burger with fried onions and bbq sauce

    7. Avocado, Swiss cheese, and sprouts

    8. Bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chives

  • 9. Honey mustard, brie cheese, and Granny Smith apples

    burger with apples and brie

    10. Cranberry sauce and bleu cheese (best on a turkey burger)

  • 11. Herbed goat cheese, roasted red pepper, and horseradish

    burger with goat cheese and red pepper

    12. Spicy curry mayo and mango slices

    13. Buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing

  • 14. Guacamole and red onion

    guacamole burger
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    15. Pepper jack cheese and roasted red peppers

  • 16. Pesto and Parmesan cheese

    pesto and parmesan

    17. Chili and cheddar cheese

  • 18. Boursin

    boursin cheese
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    19. Ham slice, Swiss cheese, and honey mustard

  • 20. Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, and olives

    ham, cheese and olives

    21. Fried green tomatoes and mayo

  • 22. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato

    bacon, lettuce and tomato burger

    23. Watercress and horseradish

    24. Hummus, feta cheese, and olive tapenade

  • 25. Mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomato slices, and fresh basil leaves

    mozzarella, tomatoes and basil

    26. Wasabi mayo and avocado

  • 27. Garlic aioli and caramelized onions

    burger with caramelized onions

    28. Goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes

  • 29. Grilled onions and mushrooms, and cheddar cheese

    mushroom and cheese burger

    30. Grilled peppers and onions, and herbed mayo

  • 31. Fried egg and bacon

    burger with bacon and egg

    32. Mango chutney, cucumber, and fresh spinach leaves

  • 33. Bread and butter pickles with ketchup

    bread and butter pickles

    34. Grilled eggplant, Parmesan, and marinara sauce

    35. Ham, Monterey Jack cheese, mustard, and dill pickle relish

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