After you make the hamburger patties and light the grill, what do you get out of the fridge?
Probably ketchup, mustard and relish. Maybe mayo, lettuce and tomatoes. Those are the classics, and I love them, too.
But, sometimes I like to look at the burger and bun as just a starting point for some fun, creative cooking. (I would never use toppings to cover up a subpar burger, however. Check out our tips for flavoring and shaping your ground meat.)
Here are some ideas to get your creative cooking juices flowing:
Need some more inspiration? These are some of my favorite burgers from the Test Kitchen.