Looking Beyond the Ketchup…


I adore ketchup. I really do. I’m one of those people. You know the ones… I like it on my scrambled eggs. I like it on roast beef. And you better believe, I like it on my burger. I like a huge variety of burgers… all manner of flavor combos and just about anything you can think of for a topping. About my only rule is that I insist on is cheese. Can you believe I’ve made it 32 years without EVER eating a burger without cheese? It’s true.

Anyway, while I’m a stickler on the cheese issue, I’m decidedly more lenient about how I top and/or dip my burger. I love ketchup, as I said, but I also love salsa, hot sauce, grainy mustards, horseradish, chili, and on and on. My latest fave? This quick and easy recipe:

1/2 cup sour cream (I use reduced fat, but any variety will do…)
1/4 cup ketchup (of course!)

2 heaping tablespoons dill pickle relish

Mix in a small bowl and allow to sit in fridge for at least fifteen minutes and up to a few hours- it tastes better if the flavors have a chance to combine!

This topping is like a fresh take on Thousand Island dressing… and it tastes fabulous on a fresh-from-the-grill burger. Warmer temps are on the way… bust out the charcoal!
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This recipe is linked to:
Kitchen Tip Tuesdays and
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays

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