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The Burger Lab: How To Make The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

If there is one universal culinary truth, it's that bacon is easy, which probably explains why I don't often order it on my burger. It takes the fun and the challenge out of the whole thing. Pretty much any burger's gonna taste good with a pile of crisp bacon on top of it, right? Well today we're throwing decency to the wind. I don't often eat bacon on my burgers, but when I do, I want them to be the baconiest bacon burgers I can eat. More

15 of Our Favorite Fries, Sodas, and Shakes to Pair with Cheeseburgers

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? More

Video: Crazy Toppings for Cheeseburgers

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? More

Video: Bacon on a Cheeseburger

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? More

Video: Mushrooms on a 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? More

Video: Cheese on a Burger

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. More

Bar Bites: Shepherd's Pie Sliders

While making a Shepherd's Pie isn't necessarily as difficult as tending sheep, it can be time consuming. Instead, consider the Shepherd's Pie Slider. The same seasoned lamb is at the core of this recipe, but instead of being sauteed, the meat is formed into patties and studded with thyme, rosemary, garlic, shallots, peas, and carrots. More

Shepherd's Pie Sliders

While making a Shepherd's Pie isn't necessarily as difficult as tending sheep, it can be time consuming. Instead, consider the Shepherd's Pie Slider. The same seasoned lamb is at the core of this recipe, but instead of being sauteed, the meat is formed into patties and studded with thyme, rosemary, garlic, shallots, peas, and carrots. More

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