I love a nice juicy burger. I think what I love the most about diving into a burger is the toppings. That's really the best thing about making burgers for barbeques and summer gatherings, don't you think? Everyone can make them their own by adding whatever they want on top of the meat. Cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce onions, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes...the list goes on and on.
My perfect burger has lots of white american cheese, dill pickles, crispy bacon, grilled onions and these tomatoes. Sure, a plain old slice of tomato would work in a pinch, but with a few simple additions, these tomatoes make my burger a masterpiece. I make them every time we make burgers. When I have leftovers I save them for bagels with cream cheese, egg sandwiches (or any other sandwich, for that matter) or just by themselves!
My whole family loves them, including my three year old, who scarfs them down like they're going out of style. I think they're her favorite part of burger night. Works for me!
- 1 tomato (or two or three...however many you need for your gathering), sliced
- extra virgin olive oil
- dried oregano
- garlic powder
- fresh ground pepper
- parmesan cheese, grated (for the photo above I used the the Kraft grated, but fresh is best!)
- Lay your tomatoes out on a plate in a circular fashion with just the edges of each tomato overlapping. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and then sprinkle with the remaining ingredients. No need to measure how much, just make sure each tomato has a little bit of everything. Done!
- Source: I think I first had these at my Aunt Laura and Uncle Bob's house.