* Try something new on your burger with out-of-the-box flavors
* Impress your guests with unique toppings
* Easy ways to take the classic burger to a new level (no additional cooking required!)
Grilling season is among us, along with the beautiful summer weather that accompanies it. Your beloved outdoor parties can finally commence, and with it comes the to-die-for American classic: the burger.
There’s more than just cheese and ketchup out there when it comes to different ways to top your burger. Impress your guests at your next backyard barbecue or party with some of the fanciest, craziest and most unexpected ways to dress up your dinner.
1. Merf’s Condiments Hot Sauce/Sriracha Variety Pack
This gourmet hot sauce variety pack comes with four bold flavors that are bound to please everyone. All the way from Denver, CO, these sauces are handmade and come with two sriracha and two hot sauce options in one box. The sauces contain everything from berries mixed with red bell peppers, to mangoes mixed with the exceptionally hot ghost pepper. Pour at your own risk!
2. Twang Twangerz Flavored Salt Variety Pack
For the sweet and savory fanatics out there, these unique flavored salts by Twang Twangerz could be the answer to your salt-filled wishes. The unique and reviewer-favorite pickle salt is explicitly recommended for your burgers. Next time you run out of pickles, sprinkle on its scarily accurate counterpart instead.
3. Piaz Vegan Balsamic Onion Spread
Move over raw onions, Piaz is here to stay. This balsamic onion spread has only 7 natural ingredients, with no additives, preservatives or artificial colors. It is 100% vegan – a quality that is sometimes difficult to find in condiments. It was a finalist for the “Good Food Awards” in 2017 and pairs great with not only burgers, but with cheese and flatbread as well.
4. Herkner Farms Cherry Chipotle Drizzle
This award-winning sauce is just the thing you need when you want to add some sweet heat to your meal. Made in Michigan, this topping is the ideal pairing for burgers hot off the grill for those warm summer nights spent entertaining on the patio. It is made with all-natural ingredients, is gluten-free and is also kosher-certified making it a huge crowd pleaser everyone will want to try.
5. Fresh Gourmet Crispy Jalapeños
These lightly fried, lightly salted jalapeño strips are a topping craze that adds a huge kick of heat as well as a unique crunch with every bite. Similar to getting chips or crispy onions on your burger from a restaurant, these flavor-filled strips give you a gourmet, restaurant feel right in the comfort of your own home.
6. The Bacon Jams Bacon Spread
Two words: spreadable bacon. Skip the pan-fried or grilled bacon strips and try The Bacon Jams Bacon Spread during your next bacon cheeseburger craving. It comes in the flavors “All Original” and “Black Pepper” and is an Amazon fan-favorite. Having been compared to a barbecue sauce, it is sweet, savory and filled with the classic bacon flavor.
7. Yancey’s Fancy Buffalo Wing Cheddar Cheese
For all the cheeseburger lovers out there who didn’t know, buffalo wing flavored cheddar cheese does exist and it’s on top of the HOT scale, according to Yancey’s Fancy themselves. It is still wonderfully gooey like the cheddar you all know and love, but is carefully crafted to take your taste buds to a new, cheesy planet.
8. Lars Own Imported Crispy Onions
Crispy onions are a classic fan favorite when it comes to burger toppings. These all-natural crisps are a great alternative to real onions themselves — and they add just the right amount of crunch and flavor to your already delicious, juicy burger.
9. Brooklyn Brine Damn Spicy Pickles
A timeless tradition when it comes to the best of burger toppings, pickles are famous for their acquired taste. People either love them, or they hate them. No exceptions. However, for all the fellow pickle lovers out there, Brooklyn Brine promises to bring the heat with their whole chili pepper-infused brine. Can you handle it? They’re damn spicy.
10. Truffle Hunter Black Truffle Mustard
Just when you thought Dijon mustard couldn’t get any better, Truffle Hunter pairs it with black truffle. They promise the highest quality, as it’s made from real crushed and blended seeds from Dijon, France. It’s nut-free, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free and might just be the fanciest burger topping you’ll ever own.