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post #1 of 25
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What kind of sauce do you guys think would go great on a mushroom bacon swiss burger? I'm looking for suggestions for a recipe I'm working with.

post #2 of 25

That is my favorite combination.  On it I tend to do two types of sauce:

 

1.  A ranch dressing with lots of cracked pepper, and my latest fascination,

2.  Michael Symon's LOLA Spicy Ketchup, but with about 50% less cumin than his recipe specifies.

 

But one can never go wrong with a really good Thousand Island dressing.

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post #4 of 25

With a Mushroom bacon swiss burger being already on the juicy side does it really need a sauce?

post #5 of 25

It really does not need one if you are using great ingredients but why not have fun. I would say combine a Mushroom Consommé with a creamy Miso. I like to use Shiitake Bacon on my burgers from time to time. That is my take on the subject. 

post #6 of 25
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With a Mushroom bacon swiss burger being already on the juicy side does it really need a sauce?

MaryB you have a good point, it does stand well on its own without sauce but I just thought I would experiment with different flavors. I'm also thinking of making this as a topping for a pizza as well.

post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by StephenAmmieRay View Post
 

It really does not need one if you are using great ingredients but why not have fun. I would say combine a Mushroom Consommé with a creamy Miso. I like to use Shiitake Bacon on my burgers from time to time. That is my take on the subject. 


That's exactly it Stephen I'm looking to have a little fun with it and experiment with different flavors. I was also telling MaryB above that I'm also looking to make this into a pizza topping as well as a good burger. I made a mushroom bacon swiss burger pizza the other night and I just used pizza sauce. It turned out well and it tasted good but I felt it was missing something so I was thinking about adding another sauce to it like maybe to drizzle over the top of it.

post #8 of 25
Yes, try adding pesto as the sauce. I made a chicken pizza with a sundried tomato pesto on a whole wheat crust. Pizza and burgers are a great dish to experiment with. With a burger pizza try using a black garlic, bourbon BBQ sauce on it. Now I want pizza.
post #9 of 25

Mushrooms and bacon, and I presume cheese as well?  These are very earthy flavors and need a little kick and zest to perk it up.  I would go with a sharp mustard sauce myself.

 

You lost me on the pizza topping.

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post #10 of 25

None   it really doesn't require any if done correctly

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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Koukouvagia View Post
 

Mushrooms and bacon, and I presume cheese as well?  These are very earthy flavors and need a little kick and zest to perk it up.  I would go with a sharp mustard sauce myself.

 

You lost me on the pizza topping.

 

How did I lose you on that? I was just saying that I've been experimenting with making a pizza with those toppings, kind of like how they have bacon cheeseburger pizzas.

post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by StephenAmmieRay View Post

Yes, try adding pesto as the sauce. I made a chicken pizza with a sundried tomato pesto on a whole wheat crust. Pizza and burgers are a great dish to experiment with. With a burger pizza try using a black garlic, bourbon BBQ sauce on it. Now I want pizza.

 

Pesto would be a good idea and I like some of the other suggestions I've seen on here so far. I'm going to be entering into a pizza contest to try and win a thousand bucks and I'm going with a mushroom bacon swiss burger topping for my entry. Also with just a burger, I like the idea of a bourbon BBQ sauce with black garlic, kind of reminds me a little of TGI Fridays JD sauce. Flavor mania going on here ha ha!

post #13 of 25

The only type 'sauce' I've ever put on any burger is mayo, just a whisper.

The meat is usually juicy enough, I think anyways; also I do not care for a sogged out bun/bread.

post #14 of 25

Hey sista, you ever whisper with kewpie? Onolicious!

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post #15 of 25
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How did I lose you on that? I was just saying that I've been experimenting with making a pizza with those toppings, kind of like how they have bacon cheeseburger pizzas.
I meant that I don't know how to help in terms of making a burger into a pizza. Cheeseburger pizza is so far removed from something that I would eat that my mind can't wrap my brain around the concept. To me pizza is wholesome and artistic, I can't imagine doing that to it.

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post #16 of 25
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I meant that I don't know how to help in terms of making a burger into a pizza. Cheeseburger pizza is so far removed from something that I would eat that my mind can't wrap my brain around the concept. To me pizza is wholesome and artistic, I can't imagine doing that to it.


Oh okay I see what you mean. From your point of view it probably is unorthodox and I respect your opinion, but I've grown up eating stuff like that. My dad made(and still does) a killer hamburger pizza.  

post #17 of 25

Cheeseburger pizza is very common where I live. Most pizza places have it on the menu. Ground beef in small pieces, cheddar cheese...

post #18 of 25
I ain't judging. It's not for me that's all.

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post #19 of 25
Great thread.
Needed something smokey sweet...just a touch.
The BBQ sauce nails it IMO.

mimi
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Hey sista, you ever whisper with kewpie? Onolicious!

 

My braddah Layne!

I'm so happy that I found this at the 'Asian Market' (I really dislike that term)

here in the middle of the desert.. I thought that we were going to have

to make an emergency trip back home to Hawaii... ;)

post #21 of 25

chee hu!!!

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chee hu!!!

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how you know dat?

post #23 of 25

I know lots of things that I don't! :)

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post #24 of 25

Ketchup :thumb:

Sliced tomato

Tomato Jam

Sun-dried tomato pesto

 

I almost said Romesco, but that might taste a little odd.


Edited by Cerise - 3/31/14 at 5:51am
post #25 of 25

One more.  Tapenade.

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