You spoke: Here are 6 weird topping combinations for National Cheeseburger Day
We asked and you answered.
In preparation for National Cheeseburger Day on Sunday, September 18th, we asked you about the strangest burger toppings you'd ever had — like olives or a fried egg.
It's almost #NationalCheeseburgerDay, so tell us: What's the weirdest topping you've ever put on your burger? >> https://t.co/4z60I2BICi— Michigan Radio (@MichiganRadio) September 15, 2016
You responded with some interesting toppings that made us ask a lot of questions, like, "What is, and what isn't considered a burger?"
Without further adieu, here are some of the strangest toppings you told us about:
1. Peanut butter and bacon
A few of you mentioned peanut butter as an option.
"My father used to put peanut butter on everything." said Facebook user Adam Adrian. "It fits surprisingly well on quite a bit more than just apples and celery."
Two Facebook users — Rob EJ and Jessica Fields — recommended peanut butter and bacon. Apparently that combination does exist.
Peanut butter bacon burger. Can you tell I'm on holiday?! #fdbloggers #eatdirty #wagyubeef #wagyuburger A photo posted by Sophie's Scran (@sophiesscran) on Jul 21, 2016 at 1:19pm PDT
Peanut butter bacon burger for the win! #foodlikewhoa #foodlikeomg Date night with @melshaw_79 @diamondknot I'm having an Industrial Rye Knot. The rye adds a nice spiciness and you get different citrus notes from the hops. #tatertots #ipa #peanutbutter #diamondknot #burger #beer #beerme #beertime #craftbeerphoto #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #beertography #instabeer #imthirsty #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeernotcrapbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeerjunkie #beergasm #craftbeerdrinker #fanaticbeer #bacon #beerlife A photo posted by Doug (@craft_beer_drinker) on May 19, 2016 at 6:32pm PDT
2. Peanut Butter and Jalapeño Jam
Fields also tipped us off to a specific peanut butter burger. Grand Rapids Brewing Co. has a PB & J burger. It contains peanut butter, jalapeño jam, bacon and Texas toast. (see their menu)
3. Cole slaw and chopped peanuts
This topping combination came to us from Facebook user Beth Landers, who told us this combination can be found at Bishop's Restaurant. It's called the Nutty Muffit.
"I've had cole slaw and peanut butter at other restaurants, but it isn't quite the same." Landers said.
4. Fried egg, chili and fries
Facebook user Adam Adrian tipped us off that Big Boy has a kitchen sink burger.
Love this location at the entrance to Belle Isle stopping in for the Famous Kitchen Sink Burger not on the menu from a few years ago just ask they make it for you just add a Egg n Xtra cheese with Bacon, yeah so really great. #dxfchallenge @weknowdetroit #bigboyrestaurant #bigboy #kitchensinkburger #bigboyburger A photo posted by Poe's Detroit Pig Out (@detroit_poe_pig_out) on Aug 15, 2016 at 12:02pm PDT
According to Big Boy's menu, the Kitchen Sink Burger contains various toppings that include fried egg, fries and Big Boy chili.
Facebook user Nathan Bryan tipped us off that beets are "apparently a thing."
According to Instagram, they are indeed a thing for some people.
Hey! Just wanted to let you know that the recipe for these black bean and beet burgers is now posted on the blog! These burgers are full of beans, oats, beets, carrots, red bell pepper and so much fun to eat with a beet cashew cream on top! They are also gluten free as long as you have gluten free buns! The recipe for the sweet potato fries can also be found on the blog! A photo posted by @werealljustpineapples on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:09pm PDT
Bietenburger #homemade #beetsburger A photo posted by Femke Markus (@femkexmarkus) on Aug 6, 2016 at 10:13am PDT
6. Duck egg & béarnaise sauce
This suggestion comes from Facebook user Joe Timar who consumes burgers with these two ingredients in the confines of his home.
Confused what either of these toppings are? Duck eggs are simply eggs produced by ducks.
Béarnaise sauce is "egg yolks and butter cut through with vinegar flavored with tarragon and shallots, with a bite of black pepper," says Sam Sifton, the founding editor of New York Times Cooking. "Think of it as a loose mayonnaise, requiring only plenty of whisking and a careful hand with the heat to master."
Last step. #béarnaisesauce yummy. A video posted by Amy Vanderbeek-Manning (@atvmanning) on Jun 15, 2015 at 7:20pm PDT
Now, it's time to go grab a burger to celebrate the holiday!