Build Your Own Burger Board

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The super easy burger toppings board is perfect for pretty much any occasion, but I especially love it for low-key summertime soirees. It’s really just as easy as it sounds, and you don’t even have to fire up the grill–unless you want to, of course! The most important part of this board is all the fixin’s… after all, without the toppings these mini burgers are really just small beef patties. With all these yummy topping ideas, there’s something for everyone (even the picky eaters).

For more summer-y ideas, check out my BBQ Chicken Board, Build Your Own Hot Dog Board, Build Your Own Grilled Cheese Board, Red, White & Burrata Board, Crudite Platter. For dessert? Try my S’Mores Dip Recipe or Fresh Fruit Board.

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How to Make a Burger Bar

Serves 12

Burgers

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cheddar cheese (optional)

Cheese 

  • Sliced cheddar
  • Sliced Pepper Jack
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese

Carbs

  • Pretzel slider buns (or buns of choice)

Toppings

  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • Romaine, divided
  • Jalapeños, sliced
  • Dill pickles, sliced
  • Pico de Gallo

Sauces

  • Guacamole
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Thousand Island Dressing

How To Make Sliders in a Muffin Tin

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Form beef  into 12 small patties (about the size of muffin wells), then season all over with salt and pepper. Place patties into the wells of a muffin tin and cook until they reach desired doneness, 5-6 minutes for medium rare.
  • Remove from oven and immediately top each patty with a small piece of cheddar, if desired.
  • Using a spoon or butter knife, remove patties from wells and transfer to a plate.

Recommended temperature for ground beef is 160 degrees.

P.S. I love this muffin tin idea from The Good Dish, but feel free to make full-size burgers if you prefer! For full-size burgers, just increase the size of the toppings on your board.

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Put It All Together

  • Add the sauces, pickles, pico, and blue cheese to individual bowls. Place in the center of your board.
  • Fan romaine leaves around the bowls. Then add the tomatoes, cheese slices, and onions in single lines around the edge of the board. 
  • Serve the cooked burgers and buns on the side. Enjoy!
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Toppings for Burgers

Feel free to swap in your favorite fixins’! Here are ideas to get you started:

  • Banana peppers
  • Relish
  • Bacon
  • Peppers & onions
  • Pesto
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Sprouts
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Fried egg
  • Avocados
  • Mac & cheese
  • Sauerkraut 
  • Peanut butter (don’t knock it till you try it!)
  • Fried onions
  • Potato chips
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How To Cook Burgers

If you don’t have a muffin tin or it’s just too hot to turn on your oven (I get it, trust me!), try these other methods:

Stovetop

  • Heat a large pan or grill pan over medium heat. Add patties and cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until they reach desired doneness. (See more info from America’s Test Kitchen here!)

Grill

  • Heat grill to medium-hot. Add patties and cook 4-6  minutes per side, or until they reach desired doneness. (Check out this recipe from The Food Network.)  

Show Me Your Boards

I hope this post inspires you to make a burger board. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful snacks and meals you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share!

And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

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Make Your Own Burger Board

Description

Set up this super easy hamburger slider bar with all the best burger toppings.

Ingredients
  

Burgers

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cheddar cheese (optional)

Cheese

  • Sliced cheddar
  • Sliced Pepper Jack
  • Crumbled blue cheese

Carbs

  • Pretzel slider buns

Toppings

  • Red onion thinly sliced
  • Roma tomatoes sliced
  • Romaine divided
  • Jalapeños sliced
  • Dill pickles sliced
  • Pico de Gallo

Condiments

  • Guacamole
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Thousand Island dressing

Instructions

For the Burgers

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Form beef  into 12 small patties (about the size of muffin wells), then season all over with salt and pepper. Place patties into the wells of a muffin tin and cook until they reach desired doneness, 5-6 minutes for medium rare.
  • Remove from oven and immediately top each patty with a small piece of cheddar, if desired.
  • Using a spoon or butter knife, remove patties from wells and transfer to a plate.

For the Board

  • Add the sauces, pickles, pico, and blue cheese to individual bowls. Place in the center of your board.
  • Fan romaine leaves around the bowls. Then add the tomatoes, cheese slices, and onions in single lines around the edge of the board.
  • Serve the cooked burgers and buns on the side. Enjoy!
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