Want to make the best burger of your life? Sure, a good recipe is handy, but more than that you need the best ingredients. Lucky for you, we, the burger-loving obsessives over at Sporked, have tasted each individual component and found the very best you can buy at the grocery store. Read through these rankings and stock up on everything you need to be the burger boss at any cookout.
Best Frozen Burgers
You don’t have to be close, personal friends with a butcher to get great hamburger patty meat. We found six frozen burger brands that are so good even your snobby carnivorous friends won’t be able to tell they weren’t freshly made.
Best Plant-Based Burgers
Plant-based burgers have come a long way—and they’re now essential at any BBQ. Check out our list of the five best plant-based burger patties you can buy.
Best Burger Buns
Don’t just put your grilled patty on any old bun. Put it on the best burger bun—one that won’t fall apart but also isn’t rock hard.
Best Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar cheese is the best cheeseburger cheese—aside from American cheese, but we haven’t done that taste test yet. So top your burger with the best cheddar you can find at the grocery store.
Best Vegan Cheese
Don’t do dairy? Don’t worry. You can have a “cheese” burger that’s just as good as a cheeseburger if you use the best vegan cheese.
Best Burger Sauce
The burger gods have heard your prayers and you don’t have to make your own burger sauce anymore! You can buy the best burger sauce, pre-made! We tasted all the top burger sauces and found the ones worth buying.
We tasted all the top ketchups you can buy with guest taster Josh Scherer, so now you can make an informed decision at the grocery store. Because, yes, some ketchups do taste better than others.
Best Yellow Mustard
Here are six yellow mustards so good you shouldn’t just be squirting them onto your burger, you should be squirting them directly in your mouth.
For some, mayo is a burger necessity, just like ketchup or mustard. For those people, we present our list of the best mayonnaise brands. Yes, we tried them by the spoonful.
Best Dill Pickles
Whether you dice them as a burger topping or have them on the side, dill pickles are a must-have for a real burger experience. These are the best ones we’ve tasted.
Best Bread and Butter Pickles
If you are one of those weirdos—I mean…eccentrics—who love bread and butter pickles, we haven’t forgotten about you. Add some sweetness to your burger with the best bread and butter pickles.
Thoughts? Questions? Complete disagreement? Leave a comment!
I wouldn’t mind seeing a Ranking of the best Gluten Free Hamburger Buns. And bagels/English muffins for that matter. Thanks!