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Cookout Party Series: Build-Your-Own Burger Bar

May 29, 2017
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Build-Your-Own Burger Bar

The grilling season has just begun! To expand on the cookout party tips from our previous blog post, here’s another fun idea: Build a DIY Burger Bar by arranging a variety of different burger choices along with cheeses, sauces, veggies and other toppings, and an assortment of Martin’s Rolls. Then each guest or family member can have fun experimenting with different mix-and-match recipes—you could even have a contest to see who comes up with the best-tasting or most unique combination!

Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Burger Variations

And don’t forget to check out our How to Host the Ultimate Cookout Party resource page for more grilling tips and recipe ideas! Plus – you can download the convenient food labels, table tents, and bunting flag templates shown here.

Creative Condiments: Build-Your-Own Burger Bar

Here are some ingredient ideas to get you started:


Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Burgers

  • Beef Burgers
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Portobello Mushroom Caps


Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Cheeses

  • American
  • Cheddar
  • Pepper Jack
  • Muenster
  • Monterey Jack
  • Provolone
  • Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • Swiss
  • Gouda
  • Mozzarella


Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Veggies

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Onion, sliced
  • Spinach
  • Grilled Pineapple Slices
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Mango
  • Cooked Mushrooms
  • Grilled Peppers & Onions, sliced


Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Toppings
Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Toppings

  • Relish
  • Jalapenos, sliced
  • Pickles
  • Bacon, crumbled
  • Fried Onion Straws
  • Basil, Herbs
  • Fried Sides: onion rings, fried pickles, French fries, etc.


Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Sides

  • Pretzels
  • Potato Chips
  • Tortilla chips


Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Sauces/Spreads

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard (yellow, Dijon, honey)
  • Mayonnaise
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Buffalo Hot Sauce
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Dressing (ranch, thousand island, etc.)

Martin’s Rolls

Build-Your-Own Burger Bar: Rolls

  • Big Marty’s Rolls
  • Sandwich Potato Rolls
  • 12 Sliced Potato Rolls

Here are some burger recipe ideas!

Turkey Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese, Relish, and Tomato Turkey Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese, Relish, and Tomato

Burger with Provolone, Thousand Island, and Grilled Pineapple Burger with Provolone, Thousand Island, and Grilled Pineapple


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