BLT Hamburger Topping

We just have one of our college kids home for the weekend because Amy had to make the 3-hour trip from school to finish up her summer job duties.  For the past two years, she has worked as the pool manager for a local riding club; and she needed to supervise the closing of the pool this weekend.  Sara’s at school, and John is away for the weekend at a swing dance event.  So, I decided to keep things simple since we don’t have the usual crowd.

I had a hankering for a big, fat juicy hamburger with all the fixings this Labor Day weekend.  One of my favorite combos to put on top of a burger is the traditional bacon, lettuce, and tomato with mayo.  Normally, I would cook the bacon, slice the tomatoes, and tear off lettuce leaves and put them out on plates along with a bowl of mayonnaise so that people could help themselves.  I decided to take a chopped salad approach and throw everything in a bowl with the mayo and a little sour cream.  It turned out quite well, and it is definitely something I’ll do again.

If you have a crowd coming over for a barbecue, you can save space on your counter or table by downsizing to a one-bowl topping.  Try this new twist on an old classic!

BLT Hamburger Topping


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbl. sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce of your choosing
  • 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 or 3 turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 4 tbl. chopped red onion, optional


Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.  If you are making it in advance, I would wait to add the bacon until just before serving so that it stays crispy.

Makes four generous servings.

p.s.  Notice I finally got my hands on some fresh wax beans.  It really makes a nice addition to my green bean salad.

Source: A frantastic original

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