KD Finds: Best Burger Secret Ingredients

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Mastered the burger basics? Check out these 5 extraordinary toppings, sauces and condiments that will take your burger to the next level.

1. Rick's Picks The People's Pickle

Not only do these pickles deliver on the classic New York-style garlic dill flavor, but you can taste the difference that using fresh vegetables brings! Thick-cut and crunchy, these toppers pack a sour punch - plus, they're low in sodium!

$7 for 24 oz.; rickspicks.com

2. Lillie's Q Sauces

Champion pitmaster Charlie McKenna, behind Chicago's award-winning restaurant Lillie's Q, mastered the art of sauces from his grandmother Lillie. Taste those time-honored traditions, from tangy Carolina to Memphis-style Smoky, in each beautiful bottle.

$8 each; lilliesq.com

3. Sir Kensington's Spiced Ketchup

You've never had ketchup quite like this. We love its full tomato flavor and the subtle kick of spicy chipotle peppers, cilantro and lime juice - perfect for burgers!

$21 for four jars; sirkensingtons.com

4. Skillet Fennel & Black Pepper Bacon Spread

This one's for all you bacon lovers! Bring some zing to your burger with this savory spread that's wonderfully sweet and tangy with aromatic fennel and black pepper.

$15 for 10.5 oz.; skilletstreetfood.com

5. Empire Mayonnaise

Quality ingredients like non-GMO oils and local, pasture-raised eggs are key for the velvety smooth texture and bright flavors of this gourmet mayonnaise. We're obsessed with some of the more unusual creations like sriracha and bacon, but you can't go wrong with their lemony classic flavor!

$7.50 for sriracha flavor and $8 for bacon flavor; empiremayo.com

Check back next week for a new KD Finds, or take a peek at last week's picks!


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Everybody's got a secret... ingredient, that is! With all the grilling going on this Memorial Day weekend, we're sure everyone's got something to say on what makes the best burger, from dad's special sauce to your neighbor's one-of-a-kind topping combination. If you're searching for the perfect burger, we've rounded up five delicious toppers, sauces and condiments that could soon be your secret ingredient!

A good burger starts with mastering the beef-and-bun basics, but only through some tasty experimentation can you create a truly great burger. From quality small-batch pickles that will wow your taste buds to perfectly flavorful ketchup that's got a kick, these tasty toppers will send you straight to burger bliss!

Check out the slideshow above to discover our five favorite toppings for the best burger.

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