3 Ways To Step Up Your Burger Game on #NationalBurgerDay

Ketchup leather? Parmesan crisps? Thousand Island Bacon Spread? Now THIS is how you celebrate #NationalBurgerDay!

Want to impress your friends with the best burger ever? Try these 'little extra's' recipes from Haylie Duff's 'The Real Girl Kitchen - Hot Off the Grill' episode:

#1 - Ketchup Leather

Ketchup Leather


  • Ketchup
  • Cooking spray
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Line a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with Parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Use an offset spatula to spread the ketchup on the parchment into a thin layer. Bake until barely tacky, 3 hours, 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack and let the leather cool completely. Peel off of the paper. If the leather is still moist on the underside, return it to the oven, moist-side up, until dry, about 20 more minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut it into squares on the paper. Store in zip-top bags for up to 1 week.

#2 - Parmesan Crisps - From Haylie's The Real Girls Kitchen Cookbook


  • Parmesan


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate parmesan into a bowl. Drop cheese onto baking sheet in piles with a 3-inch diameter. Arrange with your fingers into small circles. Bake until melted but not bubbling. Remove from heat and let cool.

#3 - Thousand Island BACONSpread


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons distilled vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pickle relish
  • 7-10 strips of bacon, crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoons white onion, finely diced


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.

What are your tips and tricks to making the perfect burger? Post a comment below & share with us your tips! And click in below if you haven't seen 'The Real Girls Kitchen' episode 'Hot off the Grill' with Haylie Duff:

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