Easy Burger Toppings

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Lori Dunn
Top your burgers with Zesty Tomato Sauce for a spicy alternative.

When it comes to easy burger toppings, sometimes beef, ground chicken, or turkey patties are best when other ingredients are incorporated. If you’re not careful, though, additions can quickly make the patties “meatloaf-y.” So, chop vegetables very finely and use no more than 1 cup of additions to 4 cups (2 pounds) of ground meat.

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Ground beef patties benefit from a bread-and-milk paste to help retain moisture. Dice 1 1?2 large slices high-quality white bread, crusts removed. With a fork, mash bread to a paste with 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon each salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Mix in 2 pounds lean ground beef. Form into 8 patties.

Offer at least three variations on the basic burger with standard condiments, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion. 

Southern Burger (8 servings)

1 1?2 cups Pimiento Cheese

Southwest Burger (8 servings)

1 cup guacamole
1?2 cup sour cream
1?2 cup chunky salsa
8 slices pepper jack cheese 

Pizza Burger (8 servings)

1 cup Zesty Tomato Sauce
Sautéed Onions and Bell Peppers
1 can (4 ounces) sliced ripe olives
8 slices mozzarella cheese 

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