As you already know by now, we love a good cheeseburger. And we love everything that comes along with the cheeseburger. The sodas, the milkshakes, the fries. Depending on our moods, we may want to wash it down with a cola or a maple-bacon shake. And while fries are classic, sometimes it's necessary to pair the cheeseburger with a basket of just-fried tater tots. How about you—what are your favorite things to eat and drink along with a cheeseburger?
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Among the classic pairings for a thick cheeseburger, none quite beat a tall, creamy milkshake for those moments when you feel like indulging. Here's a collection of five crave-worthy shakes to whip up when the fancy strikes you. Do you have any favorite milkshake recipes? Do you have any favorite milkshake recipes?
Cheeseburgers and soda—what a classic pairing. Cola, root beer, and ginger ale are some of our favorites for washing down a juicy cheeseburger. If you love soda, try making a batch at home! Check out these five recipes for refreshing sodas.
What's the most unique topping you've ever tried on a cheeseburger? We love adding a fried egg on top. How about an onion ring underneath the bun? Sure, why not! We've even heard of people adding whipped cream to a cheeseburger...hmm, not sure about that one. What's the most bizarre cheeseburger topping you've tried?
Sizzle sizzle. Ah, the sound of bacon cooking in a pan. Some cheeseburger fans think it's an essential topping. Some have gone as far as saying: "there are few things on this earth more important than bacon." For bacon fans, the texture is of extreme importance. You want a little bend but not a floppy slice. Some crunch, but it shouldn't break your teeth. How do you like your bacon on a cheeseburger?
How do you like your fries? As simply salted potato sticks? Fried in duck fat? Topped with a meat-heavy chili? Or maybe you'd prefer tater tots instead. Here are 5 recipes for fries and other fry-like items to accompany your cheeseburger.
Mushrooms and beef have a history together. Just think about Beef Wellington and all the other French dishes where they're paired on the same plate. So it makes perfect sense to add mushrooms, all sauteed and savory, onto a juicy cheeseburger. But which mushroom is the best choice?
What's the best cheese for maximum meltiness on a perfect cheeseburger? It ain't fancy, but American is our personal favorite. It's perfectly designed to ooze all over the patty... and boy, does it ever! Sure, you could opt for the fancier cheeses, but you might just wind up disappointed. So we've teamed up with Wendy's® to talk with cheeseburger aficionados about what makes American cheese the classic choice.