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Old 05-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Burger Preference

so i have a friend that loves to order HUGE burgers - the bigger the patty, the better. he often gets a few toppings on it (usually bacon and cheddar), but for him the burger is the main attraction.

for me, i prefer more of a medium sized burger, but with lots of toppings (cheese, tomatoes, bacon, pepper, olives, ham, lettuce, hot sauce, ketchup, etc)...i dont like the flavor of the meat (or sometimes lack of flavor, depending on where you go) to overpower the toppings....to me, the toppings are just as good as the burger itself, sometimes better

btw, when i make burgers at home, i THOROUGHLY season the meat

what does everyone else prefer?


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Old 05-13-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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I am like your friend. It is a burger first so I want to taste the burger. If you have to hide the taste of the meat with toppings then you are not eating a good burger to begin with and should maybe look for something else to eat. A burger should have a great meaty taste and should be complimented with toppings, but never overpowered by toppings IMO.

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I like it when it all comes together just right, and everyone is playing together in my mouth! The meat, toppings and condiments all blend into that subliminal BURGER taste... ahhhh

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I really don't care for burgers, a texture thing with me, so Iif there is nothing else to choose from prefer a very thing almost burnt burger, for me the tomatoe, cheese,lettuce, onion, pickles are the THING
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I like plenty of meat on my burger. 1/3 lb is about right for me, but my husband likes 1/2 lb patties. He's kind of like your friend--meat, cheese, perhaps a little onion and mayo sometimes. I like toppings like lettuce, tomatoe, onion, cheese, but I do not like olives, ham, or hot sauce on my burger. My pet peeve is for the bun to be too big for the meat. I'd rather the meat be bigger than the bun .
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by TheNoodleIncident View Post
so i have a friend that loves to order HUGE burgers...

i prefer more of a medium sized burger, but with lots of toppings (cheese, tomatoes, bacon, pepper, olives, ham, lettuce, hot sauce, ketchup, etc)....
I like to have my cake and eat it too. I like a big burger and lots of toppings. I cook a half pound burger and add mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Sometimes I add bacon. I never add cheese.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:29 PM   #7
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I llike a thick burger, rare. between 1/3 and 1/2 pound. grilled onions and/or sauteed mushrooms are great toppings for me. on rare occasions, I will put some good blue cheese on top. Otherwise, no cheese. I like the bun toasted. I smear Dijon mustard on the bun. never ketchup.

imho, lettuce and tomato belong in a salad alongside the burger, not ON it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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Fresh Ground Chuck... Grilled...Toasted Bun...A little mayo, mustard...NEVER Ketchup....A Nice slice of Home Grown Tomato...Thin Slice of Vidalia Onion..Or grilled onions...Dill slices...Lettuce optional...Rarely Cheese...Pepper Jack if I choose the cheese option....The meat is the "Star" of the show...Toppings play a supporting role.....One Wash cloth required!!!......A paper napkin just want cut it.......
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I'm with Andy, I like it all to come together perfectly. Most of the time I do big patties (around 1/2# or more), but I put them on big kaiser or hard rolls and load them in toppings DW and I found a new way for condiments through watching the Food Network. On the bottom of the bun put on mayo, then yellow mustard, then pyramid your onions ring by ring, then ketchup, then lettuce, then burger and mash it together. The pyramid stacking of the onions actually gives a good texture, I was surprised at the amount of flavor change there was just by doing that.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #10
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Smile Burgers!!

I like a medium burger (1/3 lb.) on a small bun, not too much bread. I like it cooked med/well with either mustard or 1000 island, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes (only if they're fresh) and extra EXTRA pickles!!! YUM!!!

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