11 Outside-the-Bun Burger Toppings

Why cap off your burger with plain ol' ketchup when you can pile your patties with these colorful condiments and tasty toppings?

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Fat Doug Burger

Craving a meaty main in quadruples? Sidle up to this aptly named powerhouse built with ground sirloin, brisket and boneless short rib and then piled high with pastrami. Champagne vinegar-doused napa cabbage coleslaw and jalapeno slices cut the meaty richness.

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KGB Burger

To form this towering, Southern-leaning behemoth (the smoky bacon is sweetened with a praline coating), layer cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles atop a 6-ounce patty.

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Grilled Tomato Ketchup with Grilled Onions and Yellow Pepper

All at once spicy, smoky, sweet and tangy, the grilled tomato ketchup is the real star of this recipe. Grilling the tomatoes releases the fruit's sweetness and gives it a gentle charred flavor, which is nicely complemented by the equally blackened onions and peppers.

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Burgers with Crispy Pepperoni, Radicchio and Red Onion Slaw

As though this burger had stepped out of an Italian pizzeria, it is topped in a tangy pepperoni, radicchio and red onion slaw and paired with sweet, salty mozzarella. You'll get points for adding crunch, color and creativity to your burger buffet.

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Latin Macho Burger

What do this recipe and Oscar De La Hoya have in common? They're both Latin and pack a punch, thanks to the burger's jalapeno pepper topping and roasted red pepper mayo.

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Chow-Chow Burger with Thick-Cut Bacon

Chow-chow is a Southern spicy-sweet pickled vegetable relish that adds fresh flavor to burgers in the summertime. Pair it with thick-cut bacon to add substance and saltiness to this brightly hued burger.

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The B and B "Bash Burger"

Chef Josh Capon is a three-time victor of Rachael Ray's annual Burger Bash, and we guarantee that his exceptional condiments — a onion-studded bacon jam and Sriracha-infused special sauce — will be winners at your next summer party.

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Kimchee and Charred Scallion Mayo Sliders

Inspired by bold Korean flavors, these party-friendly sliders are topped with kimchee and served on soft, chewy bao buns. No ketchup necessary: Mixing soy-marinated, charred scallions into mayonnaise makes a condiment that perfectly balances out spicy kimchee.

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Truffle Cheese-Stuffed Burger with Crispy Trumpet Mushrooms

This Cadillac of burgers wears its main topping on the inside: gooey, savory, truffle-infused cheese. Plated over arugula to enhance those earthy flavors and topped with crispy trumpet mushrooms, this burger will win the hearts of your favorite mushroom lovers.

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Hawaiian Burger

Nadia G.'s Hawaiian burger starts with the classic accoutrements — bacon, pineapple and mozzarella cheese — but she takes it a notch further with chipotle peppers, hot chili flakes and butter challah bread.

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Grilled Tomato Ketchup

If you choose only one unique condiment to liven up your burger offerings, make it grilled tomato ketchup. The sweet, smoky and tangy spread will be a refreshing change from the bottled variety, and it also goes well on chicken, hot dogs and other grilled meats.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Tomato Ketchup

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