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20 Incredible Ways To Pimp Your Burger

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There is little that can come between a man, patty and bun. One of the ultimate dude foods, simplicity is often where a well-made burger strives and delivers the most pleasure. But what goes between the beef and the bread can take the humble hamburger and make it into a thing of unfathomable beauty, oozing umami from a glistening brioche bun to dripping blue cheese.  

Here are the toppings to take your burger to the next level.

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  • 1. Melt in the middle patty

    Stuff your choice of cheese into the middle of your mince before grilling. Prepare for unadulterated molten goo. 

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  • 2. Bacon patty

    Topping with a couple of rashers is for amateurs. Make a bacon lattice and wrap around your burger for the perfect bacon ratio in every bite.

  • 3. Black pudding

    A slab of the good stuff on top of your burger a la Bleecker St will add texture and flavour.

  • 4. Kimchi

    Forget gherkins. The Korean cabbage packs crunch with a punch. 

  • 5. Ramen burger

    Because brioche is boring, apparently.

  • 6. Mac and cheese

    Add a dollop and prepare for a food coma that will last until tomorrow. 

  • 7. Pulled pork

    You can’t get too much off a good thing. So combine two of the best. 

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  • 8. Nachos

    Think crisp sandwiches, but 100 times better. 

  • 9. Marmalade

    No, not the one in your Nan’s cupboard. Try savoury marmalades made with mushroom or mustard.

  • 10. Fried egg and truffle oil

    We’re yet to find anything that doesn’t go with egg or truffle, respectively or together.
     

  • 11. Waffles

    Breakfast, dessert and dinner could only be better together.

  • 12. Beer cheese sauce

    Like thicker, better beer. 

  • 13. Pickled fig

    The artisan’s caramelised onions. 

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  • 14. Sriracha slaw

    We dare you to find something that isn’t improved by sriracha. 

  • 15. Peanut butter

    If it’s good enough for Elvis, it’s damn well good enough for us.

  • 16. Pate

    A less douchey version of a foie gras burger, with a tastier price tag.

  • 17. Gravy

    Not just for roast dinners and mashed potatoes, ditch the ketchup and dunk into the gravy boat. Go on, live a little. 

  • 18. Avocado

    Whether you opt for guacamole or solid slabs of the good ol’ greens, the contrast will give you a clean cut of flavour every time. 

  • 19. Chilli beans

    Like sloppy joes, but better. 

  • 20. Hashbrown

    Potatoes don’t just belong as a side order. Bring them into the fold for the main event. 

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