Total Time
30mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Few cuts of meat have as much going for them - or for the cook - as ground beef. Long considered a meat-stretcher, it's easy on the wallet and very versatile. You can prepare it for a snack, sandwich, or main dish. It can be kept "family-friendly" or dressed up for company. For the hamburger-lovers out there, put a new face on your patties with these delicious toppings. If you’re a fan of cheese on burgers, don’t limit yourself to the typical American, cheddar, and Swiss choices. Instead, give hard or semi-soft goat or sheep’s cheese, Romano or blue cheese a try. Then there's my favorite, a burger topped with a slice of melted brie. Yummmmm!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. ITALIAN-SEASONED MUSHROOM TOPPING:.
  2. In a large plastic zip-lock bag add the first 4 ingredients. Squeeze bag to blend ingredients.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the dressing-mix; refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  4. In a small skillet, melt the butter over a medium-high flame.
  5. Drain the mushrooms; cook and stir until lightly browned and moisture evaporates, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Serve hot over hamburger patties.
  7. Enough for 6 hamburger patties.
  8. BROILED ONION TOPPING:.
  9. In a small skillet, melt the butter over a medium-high flame.
  10. Add the onions; cook and stir until tender and translucent.
  11. Stir in the remaining ingredients; spread on COOKED hamburger patties. Broil 2 inches from the heat until hot (about 1 minute).
  12. Enough for 6 hamburger patties.
  13. SWEET & TANGY GRILLED ONIONS:.
  14. Slowly whisk the vinegar, honey, parsley and thyme in a small saucepot over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the honey melts. Let cool; add the remaining ingredients.
  15. Prepare a two-zone charcoal fire: MEDIUM-HIGH HEAT & LOW HEAT.
  16. Once the grill is ready, set the onion disks over the hottest part of the fire. Cook for 8 minutes, turning often, or until they are browned on both sides.
  17. Move the onions to the cooler part of the grill. Generously coat with the honey-vinegar mixture, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the onions are tender.
  18. Place on a warm platter and brush with the remaining honey-vinegar mixture. Serve immediately.
  19. Enough for 4-6 patties.
  20. TERIYAKII-SESAME BUTTER:.
  21. Mix all the ingredients; spoon onto HOT hamburger patties. If desired, top each burger with a pineapple slice.
  22. Enough for 4 hamburger patties.
  23. COOK'S TIP: How to Toast Sesame Seeds: Spread on to an un-greased shallow baking pan. Bake at 350F until golden brown (5-8 minutes).
  24. DILL-MUSTARD BUTTER:.
  25. Mix all ingredients; spoon onto HOT hamburger patties.
  26. Enough for 6 hamburger patties.