Top This: The Best Burger Toppings Ever

While there are many elements to a great burger, the toppings are perhaps the most important part. They are what make the burger stand out and can easily make or break it. Of course, too many toppings and eating the burger becomes unenjoyable because of the mess it makes. But without toppings, or with too few, the burger is just plain boring. Although everyone has a personal preference when it comes to toppings, there are some that dominate the market.

The Classics

You may like to keep your burger simple with the classic toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion and ketchup and/or mustard. And that's OK! You can never go wrong with an old-fashioned burger, which is perhaps the best burger in OKC. Since just about the time they were first sold, burgers have been served with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles. The tomato adds a bit of acidity and sweetness to the flavor profile. And whether fried or caramelized, onions undoubtedly make a good topping for a burger. Pickles are juicy and mouth-watering, and the vinegar provides a flavor contrast. When it comes to sauces, ketchup and/or mustard are the go-tos for most people. They enhance the savory taste of the burger and keep the whole thing from being too dry.


Cheese is, without a doubt, one of the most loved burger toppings. And the better news is that burgers today come with an array of cheeses for you to choose from. Do you like your burger topped with cheddar cheese, feta cheese, mozzarella or how about the classic American? Regardless, cheese is a must.

Other Meats

If you're a meat lover, then you may want to load your burger with other meats for variety. And what's better or more delicious than bacon? Just imagine biting into those crispy strips . . . yummmm! All of this meat talk probably has you running to get a burger right now!

Side Dishes

Have you ever thought about using your side dishes as extra toppings for your burger? If not, you may want to give it a try! Common sides that can double as toppings include onion rings, French fries, and chili.

Small Extras

Mushroom-topped burgers have certainly become popular in the food world. Not only do mushrooms enhance the flavor of the meat, but they also give you yet another topping option.

Toppings can instantly spice up your burger, so make sure you pack them on the next time you come to Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler!