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Creative Hamburgers: Burger Topping Ideas

Updated on March 22, 2018
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Kitty is a self-proclaimed home and hearth goddess. One of her favorite things is creatively cooking and baking for her family.

The Mango Fruit Burger by Freshness Burger
The Mango Fruit Burger by Freshness Burger | Source

Creative Hamburgers

As much as eating healthy is good for you, isn't it also lovely to splurge on a tasty cheeseburger from time to time? Sometimes the same old cheeseburger with ketchup, mayo/mustard, tomatoes, pickles, and onions can be boring. If you feel this way, perhaps you're looking to glam up your cheeseburger a little bit...make it more unique.

Creative hamburgers and cheeseburgers are sometimes hard to come by in your every-day run-of-the-mill restaurant; however, you can create your own very creative hamburgers by adding some unexpected and tasty toppings. Here are some crazy and creative burger topping ideas that might inspire you to grab a grill, a spatula, and some burger ingredients ASAP!

Avocado Burger
Avocado Burger | Source
Euro Burger with Brie Cheese, Beetroot, Greens, and Tomatoes
Euro Burger with Brie Cheese, Beetroot, Greens, and Tomatoes | Source

Add Unexpected Veggies & Fruits to Your Creative Hamburgers

To come up with a creative hamburger, you simply have to think outside the normal burger box. We normally see onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles on our burgers right? So throw some unexpected veggies and burger toppings on your burger that might not usually be done.

How about some avocado on your burger? Roasted red peppers, beetroot, spinach, jalapenos, the creative burger topping ideas with veggies are endless! Check out the very tasty looking Euro Burger to the right. This burger was made with a slice of Brie Cheese, Beetroot, Greens, and tomatoes. Talk about delicious and creative.

What about using fruit on your creative hamburgers? Check out the mango fruit burger in the picture above, and what about adding a grilled slice of pineapple to your hamburger and making it Hawaiian? Apples go well with bacon, so add these two burger topping ideas to your creative hamburgers and watch the mouths drool!

Crazy Burger Toppings

Roasted red pepper
Mac N Cheese
Chipotle Aioli
French Fries

How to Make a Doughnut Burger

Doughnut Burger
Doughnut Burger | Source
Mac N Cheese Burger
Mac N Cheese Burger | Source
Hangtown Burger with bacon, oysters, eggs fried together over 1/2 burger
Hangtown Burger with bacon, oysters, eggs fried together over 1/2 burger | Source

The Not So Healthy but Oh-So-Delicious Creative Hamburgers

If you're not a big veggie fan, or you simply want to go "heart attack on a plate" with your creative hamburgers, try out some of these unique and crazy burger topping ideas.

Have you ever had a doughnut burger? Or what about a mac n' cheese burger? The first time I heard of these crazy and creative hamburgers was on the radio; they were talking about the whacky foods at the state fair and mentioned these two crazy burgers. I had to try them! The doughnut burger was very good, but the mac n' cheese burger was even better. Why not try making both? Check out the video above to find out how to make a doughnut burger as your creative hamburger.

The most impressive creative hamburger I've come across yet is the Hangtown Burger pictured to the right. A hamburger topped with fried egg, bacon, and fried oyster with a special can't get any better than that!

Not down to put more fried things on your creative hamburgers? No problem. Try some unique but a little more normal burger topping ideas, such as: a mushroom swiss burger, a jalapeno & bacon burger, an egg & bacon burger, a BBQ cheddar burger, or simply switch the bun on your creative hamburger to be something out of the ordinary like sourdough, french, or potato bread!

Still don't like these burger topping ideas? Simply switch up the condiments you are using. Always use ketchup & mayo? Try thousand island dressing, ranch, or barbecue sauce. You could also be courageous and try hummus and various types of hot sauce - cock sauce, cholula, tobasco, or hot pete's would be scrumptious.

More Creative Hamburgers with Unique Burger Topping Ideas

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Portobello, Pineapple BurgersJalapeno Avocado BurgerMushroom Swiss BurgerRed Onion Jam, Prosciutto, and Roasted Red Pepper BurgerJack O' Lantern BurgersApple Bacon BurgerBacon & Egg CheeseburgerSwitch up the bread & go with sourdough!BBQ Bacon Cheddar BurgerThe Sloppy Burger - Grilled Onions, Cheese, & Thousand Island
Portobello, Pineapple Burgers
Portobello, Pineapple Burgers | Source
Jalapeno Avocado Burger
Jalapeno Avocado Burger | Source
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Mushroom Swiss Burger | Source
Red Onion Jam, Prosciutto, and Roasted Red Pepper Burger
Red Onion Jam, Prosciutto, and Roasted Red Pepper Burger | Source
Jack O' Lantern Burgers
Jack O' Lantern Burgers | Source
Apple Bacon Burger
Apple Bacon Burger | Source
Bacon & Egg Cheeseburger
Bacon & Egg Cheeseburger | Source
Switch up the bread & go with sourdough!
Switch up the bread & go with sourdough! | Source
BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger
BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger | Source
The Sloppy Burger - Grilled Onions, Cheese, & Thousand Island
The Sloppy Burger - Grilled Onions, Cheese, & Thousand Island | Source

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  • carol7777 profile image

    carol stanley 

    7 years ago from Arizona

    And who doesn't love hamburgers. Lots of good suggestions here and thank goodness ground beef is so versatile. You can have it for dinner every night for a year and do something different. Great Hub.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Yes, thanks PDX for sharing!

    John - Who doesn't love hamburgers (I mean besides those fanatic vegans LOL). The doughnut burger was a bit much for me, but the rest are delicious! Thanks for the comment.

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    John Sarkis 

    7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Excellent hub! What can I say? I love hamburgers!!! ...would have never thought of being this creative with them. ...must try the donut one, because, donuts are probably the only thing I love as much as hamburgers....

    Voted interesting


    PS. thanks for sharing PDX

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    PDXKaraokeGuy - I agree, I don't eat burgers much at all but when I do why not indulge all the way? Thanks for the comment.

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    Justin W Price 

    7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

    For health reasons, I limit my intake of burgers, but, when I do have one, I go all out. Grilled onions, cheese ketchup, mayo, ketchup and lettuce. I love pickles but not on my burgers. I often had a slice of ham, an egg and/or pineapple and sometimes grilled jalapenos. I'll have to try the mango burger.

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    Bonny OBrien 

    7 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

    Wow that donut burger is really something! I like the sounds of the mac & cheese burger, not to sure about fruit tho.

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    Beth Perry 

    7 years ago from Tennesee

    It is a good thing I just finished dinner or gosh those photos would have me salivating now! lol Good burger ideas, Kitty!

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    7 years ago from London, UK

    Oh this is Divine. I love it and will try them out.


  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    randomcreative - Doesn't it? I wouldn't mind trying the mango burger either though! Thanks for reading :)

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    Rose Clearfield 

    7 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    That avocado burger looks amazing!

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Naturallygrassfed - Thanks, and I agree with you; however, avocado on burgers is amazing!

    phoenix - I'm jealous. ;)

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    Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

    7 years ago from United Kingdom

    That mac and cheese hamburger really captures my imagination. Guess what we'll be doing this weekend.

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    7 years ago from 676 East Starbuck Lane Fort Ann, New York 12827

    I love burgers, but what I found here are unique and truly creative. I can't imagine how that avocado burger tastes though. I'd like to try that in the future... :)

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    7 years ago

    Aw, maybe I will get a second monitor first and chew up this one. I think it's just delicious if it can display such tasty food! hahaha!

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    cryptid - That sounds delicious too! That's a pretty creative hamburger too! Thanks so much.

    MakJosi - Haha! Don't do need to see what you're writing!

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    7 years ago

    Oh crap now you made me want to eat them all and bite my monitor.. what a punishment! XD

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    Luther Urswick 

    7 years ago from USA

    Some of those look great. I like to make burgers with mozzarella cheese and pasta sauce sometimes, but it seems tame in comparison to some of yours. Nice Hub!


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