Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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!
This recipe is linked to:
Kitchen Tip Tuesdays and
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays


Betsy said...

Sounds good--I'm going to try this!

Pami said...

I a going to try it too sounds good, thanks

Kirstin said...

sounds really good!

Brenda said...

I'm not a big ketchup eater but I might try this

mub said...

I've got to try this, it sounds really yummy!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Sound great.

Just Another SAHM said...

I do like ketchup & mayo mixed on a burger so this could be right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

FishMama said...

Here's the true test if our culinary genes are aligned: Have you ever been to Red Robin and have you had their Bleu Ribbon Burger? Oh my! Heaven on a bun.